Drama Elective Programme
Theatre Studies & Drama Elective Programme (DEP)
H2 Theatre Studies and Drama 9726
The Philosophy: Values in Theatre Education
Love. Courage. Truth. Faith. Belief
At TPJC TSD, we believe that each student is unique. We aim to embolden our young student-artists with values to practice their craft and be critical of the environment and world around them. With the support from dedicated teachers, supportive parents and encouraging peers, we strive to develop a community of student-artists and learners who are committed and devoted in giving the best to their craft and grounding their work in their personal beliefs.
TPJC TSD Students are passionately devoted to creating our art, embodying TPJC’s motto to ‘Aim and Achieve’.
TPJC TSD aims to inculcate vital 21st century competencies such as responsible decision-making, cross-culture awareness, self-directed learning, and active contribution.
Every profession looks for these life skills.
TSD opens doors to many opportunities, as evident in our diverse alumni active in arts management, performance, journalism, law, literary studies, business, and design.
Learning takes place in weekly practical workshops focusing on theatre theory and history, performative skills, complemented by seminar-style discussions and analysis of topical dramatic texts. Performance methods covered in workshops and external-masterclasses range from canonical practitioners such as Stanislavski and Brecht, to more contemporary influences like Suzuki method and Viewpoints.
Students will also gain knowledge in a wide-range of exciting theatrical traditions (e.g. Greek Theatre, Commedia Dell’arte) and examine how Art movements (e.g. Surrealism, Expressionism) interact with theatrical forms.
Beyond the classroom, students are expected to read vigorously, watch extensively and perceive passionately to develop a niche area for their various practical assessments components.
The TSD Curriculum:
The rigorous curriculum encompasses 3 different papers that challenge the students on various theatrical aspects.
Paper 1 World Theatre and Drama (40%)
A three-hour open-book examination consisting of three parts:
- Forms & Concepts: Unseen Text
- Western Traditional Theatre & Drama
- Modern Theatre & Drama
Paper 2 Critical Commentary (15%)
It is a 200-2500 word critical analysis, evaluations and reflection of the creative process leading to the student’s Individual Skills Presentation
Paper 3 Practical Assessment (45%)
The practical pieces are performed to an external examiner from Cambridge.
Students are to prepare:
- Individual Skills Presentation (15%)
Students will choose one focus skill to be assessed on from choice of 9 theatrical skills: Dramatic Sequence, Acting, Puppetry, Set Design, Lighting Design, Make-up and Costume Design, Stage Movement, or Mask Design
- Group Performance (30%)
A collaborative performance of an original play or an adaptation of a published text
For further enquiries, please contact:
Mr Muhammad Khairulnizam Hamid
Programme Director / Subject Tutor
Theatre Studies & Drama (TSD)
Department of Humanities and the Arts
+65 67841955 (ext. 175)