Engaging over 390,000 students and teachers annually.
Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.
Engaging over 400,000 students and teachers annually. Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.
Watch excerpts and interviews from the 2016 Aboriginal Drama Program. Aboriginal elders and artists worked with 27 students in Years 7 to 11 across 4 days to explore Dreamtime stories and develop their skills in playbuilding and scripting scenes, as well as performance and characterisation techniques.
Filmed at the NSW State Drama Camp in 2014, actor and teacher Sophie Kelly introduces steps in exploring and developing a monologue for performance. She uses Lindy Davies' three step process of dropping in, abstract/impulse and blueprinting, to ultimately create 'authentic connection'.
Examine the elements required for creating an effective play built or scripted primary drama piece. The featured primary teachers deconstruct their state drama festival plays and offer strategies and tips for teachers to create their own class or ensemble based drama pieces.
Discover how to use images, text, ideas and stories as a starting point to devise original pieces of theatre in collaboration with others. Learn how to create group works that have a beginning, middle and end and deliver a clear social message or themes to an audience. Starting with improvisation, ideas and scenes are refined to produce a complete piece of theatre.
This course provides a broad range of activities, movement and devising for drama teachers to take into the classroom. The featured model lessons enable participants to understand how to deliver strategies for devising performances in the drama classroom and gradually increase complexity and depth of character development and scene work to effectively engage an audience.
The Connections Program provides a range of inclusive teaching, learning and performance opportunities in dance, visual arts, music and drama.
Throughout the year we will be offering arts projects and programs that invite students and their teachers to create their own works based on a central theme. Schools and students will then be invited to showcase their work in Term 3.
This program is open to all students with disability and their teachers.
The Primary Play Book compiles scripts from teachers who have consistently produced outstanding scripts and stagecraft for the NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival, aligns them to syllabus outcomes and expands on the classroom activities that assisted them in preparing the students for performance.
This resource is a guide for teachers with scripts, activities and suggestions about how to incorporate them into your classroom programming.
Various activities for The Arts Unit programs have been temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and mantain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.
Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.