Tertiary and Accredited courses in Drama give students the opportunity to develop their personal confidence and performance skills in a wide variety of units.
Students can complete anything from a minor to double major in Drama and some units can count towards English majors.
Drama integrates well with all other subject areas by focussing on the way concepts and ideas can be developed into a practical and physical performance. Apart from acting technique, students experiment with active analysis, theatrical design, directing principals and, in some cases, playwriting.
Every semester students will have the opportunity to participate in a major production, staged in Dickson College's own Anthill Theatre and/or go out into the community and perform at events such as the Northside Performing Arts Spectacular or The Festival of Museum Theatre.
Being an active viewer of live theatre is also encouraged as are gaining other skills in lighting and design, stage management and front of house. These skills are promoted through Dickson's links with 'The Street Theatre' and the Canberra theatre scene at large as well as through college productions.
Dickson Drama is not only a fun and dynamic troupe to be a part of but one that inspires students to take risks and put theory into practice.
All are welcome and no previous Drama experience is required.