Year 11 Drama
Year 11 Drama have made history this year, as they are part of the first combined St Joseph’s and St Edward’s senior Drama class. The students share their lessons between the schools benefitting from both schools’ resources. During first term, students were given the task of creating an original piece of theatre developed from a stimulus. This term, our work is all about the elements of production in performance with a focus on set design, costume design, poster design and theatrical review. We even managed a sneaky excursion to the Sydney Theatre Company to see ‘Playing Beattie Bow’.
Year 12 Drama
As we head closer to the Trial HSC exams, Year 12 Drama are working diligently on their Group Project performances. The Group Project is an opportunity for students to work together to create a unique piece of theatre that is 8-12 minutes long. The Group Performance demonstrates a student’s ability to work successfully as part of a team, their flair and originality, their performance skills and their intimate understanding of narrative structure. The boys are looking forward to showcasing their progress at Year 12 Drama Night!
Year 11 Entertainment
Year 11 Entertainment are in the midst of a unit of work on Audio and are currently producing live radio programs that demonstrate their knowledge on audio systems. As well as this, a group of Year 11 Entertainment students have given up their time to work back stage to support the Year 12 Music and Drama students on the performance nights. Well done boys!
Year 12 Entertainment
Last week, the Year 12 Entertainment class completed an important assessment task which required them to create and run a simulated live performance. This assessment task is the culmination of almost two years of study and allows the boys to showcase the skills they have built throughout the VET Entertainment course. The boys were responsible for acting, staging, lighting, audio and vision for the production. All students demonstrated excellent knowledge of the Entertainment industry and completed the task with maturity and aplomb. They are now working towards revision for their Trial and HSC exams.
Year 11 Screen and Media
Now in its second year as a subject offering, screen and media gives students a chance to immerse themselves into film making. The current unit of work is all about creating a promotional video for the College. Students have been interviewing students and staff to gather a unique perspective. A highlight so far this year was a combined Year 11 and 12 incursion with Jason van Genderen from Treehouse Creative on mastering the iPhone as a device to make feature films.
Year 12 Screen and Media
Year 12 Screen and Media have been working hard to keep SECTV running whilst completing their studies. This term they have focused on live production of a ‘Morning Talk Show’. This has involved the students working in groups to prepare and film a Talk Show. The studio will be the College Green Screen room and some segments have been filmed “on location”. Some fun and exciting work has been produced!