Drama: Introducing the curriculum
The Victorian Curriculum Arts includes six disciplines: Dance, Drama,
Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design (7-10). Each
Arts discipline in the Victorian Curriculum has content descriptions and
achievement standards, focusing on its own practices, terminology and unique
ways of looking at the world.
Learning in Drama
involves students making, performing, analysing and responding to drama. As
they learn students draw on human experience as a source of ideas. Students
engage with the knowledge of drama, develop skills, applying techniques and
processes and using materials and technologies to explore a range of forms,
styles and contexts.
students learn to reflect critically on their own experiences and responses and
further their own aesthetic knowledge and preferences. They learn with growing
sophistication to express and communicate experiences through and about
The Victorian Curriculum
Arts is based on two overarching principles, students learn as artist and as audience,
and through making and responding. A four strand structure has been applied to
each of the Arts disciplines. For Drama the four strands are Explore and
Express Ideas, Practices, Present and Perform, and Respond and Interpret.
To view the Arts curriculum, please visit the
Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.
A PowerPoint presentation outlining the key components of the Drama curriculum is available:
Introducing Drama (pptx - 313.38kb)
Helen Champion, Curriculum Manager
(03) 9032 1723