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Drama is one of the oldest art forms. People have always used drama as a vehicle for understanding to contextualise their experiences and gain knowledge about the world, society and culture.

Students in the junior academic drama programme study the core elements of drama and develop their drama skills, as outlined in the Australian Curriculum.
Students in the senior academic drama programme explore the dramatic languages and study how historical styles of drama have shaped our modern world.

Students are also able to participate in extra curricular drama and private tuition to hone their skills. These opportunities include:

Drama club

The drama club offers students opportunities to develop their public speaking, dramatic and social skills as they improve their self-esteem and confidence. The drama club performs regularly at College events including Chapel and Assembly.

Speech and Drama

Students who study speech and drama at Saint Stephen’s College develop better communication skills, clarity of expression and social confidence. This prepares students for their future educational and professional challenges.

The speech and drama program incorporates mime, movement, poetry, characterisation, improvisation, theory and plays. Individual lessons in musical theatre are also on offer for interested students.

Speech and drama students are encouraged to participate in various performing arts festivals and also have the option to participate in external examinations through Trinity Guildhall (London) or the Australian Speech Communication Association.

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