Theatre Studies 1 - 4

VCE Theatre Studies involves the collaborative approach to producing live theatre experiences in applying Acting and other Stagecraft areas.  Live theatre involves Stagecraft areas such as Costume/Hair/Make-Up Design and Application, Set/Props Design and Construction, Music and Dance, Lighting and Sound Design and Operation, Publicity/Marketing, a variety of Roles of Direction and Acting Performance.  Students view a range of live performances to evaluate and analyse the directorial choices of professional directors and actors. 

In VCE Theatre Studies Units 1 & 2 students study the Theatrical Styles of the Pre-Modern & Modern era.  Students produce a Theatre History File and use practical performance techniques to explore these styles.

In VCE Theatre Studies Units 3 & 4 students coordinate the areas of stagecraft in a Theatre production, and have the opportunity to present to a live audience.  Students are also offered opportunities to interpret a monologue from a complete playscript, and are required to present this monologue (solo) in the form of a performance involving costume/make-up, set/props of their choice.

Although it is not mandatory, it is recommended students electing VCE Theatre Studies Units 3 & 4 have experience in Theatre Production, or have completed VCE Theatre Studies Units 1 & 2.

As it is a requirement for VCE Theatre Studies students to attend Live Performance productions, a fee of $75 is applicable.  Attendance at these productions is compulsory.

There are no other additional charges beyond the general materials fee.

For further information, click on the Study Summary link that will take you directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website.