Having evolved from the ancient rituals of primitive cultures, drama has always been a means of expressing our feelings and telling our stories. Drama allows artists to entertain, to comment and criticise society and have a voice. Drama challenges our ideas and views and stimulates our imaginations.

Drama allows us to express ourselves through our bodies and our voices. It teaches us tolerance and helps us to be part of a team. We become confident speakers who are comfortable in unfamiliar situations and develop into mature and well-balanced people who can view the world in an open-minded way.
At Swan View, drama students are encouraged to take on all aspects of drama both in-performance and non-performing roles. There are many opportunities for showing their work both to their peers and public audiences.

Junior School Years 7-10

Across years 7 – 10 students will cover topics such as Melodrama, Improvisation Skills, Pantomime, Cultural Storytelling, Greek Theatre, Script Analysis. Through all years students will study texts and have the opportunity to perform for the public. Students also have the opportunity to be considered to join the Specialist Drama (Fame Academy) Program.

Senior School Years 11-12

Students in year 11 and 12 will study either the General or the ATAR Drama course. As part of these courses students look at play building skills and techniques as well as Greek, Elizabethan, Commedia dell’Arte, and Australian theatre.
We also offer CUA20215 – Certificate II in Creative Industries which has a strong focus on front of house and set construction.

Fun Stuff

School Production
Primary School Performances
Specialist Instructors

For more information about Drama at Swan View SHS, please contact Kate Rogers on 9294 0184 or via email at kate.rogers@education.wa.edu.au