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Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only

Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.

Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
VCE Theatre Studies Study Design (pdf - 178.96kb)

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Theatre Studies Units 1-4 for 2020 only.

Please note: corrections have been made to the VCE Adjusted Study Design for 2020 to fix inconsistencies and errors in the original adjusted version (published on 1 May 2020). The corrections made were:

  • pages 23 and 28 – correction to the contribution to final assessment
  • page 26 – Area of Study 3, second sentence reference to Unit 4 Playlist struck out consistent with the rest of the document
  • page 29 – correction to the written examination description

Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Theatre Studies.

Supplementary Advice for Teachers when implementing practical assessments

Playlist for use in 2020 (Adjusted May 2020)
2020 Playlist for VCE Drama and Theatre Studies

Criteria and guidelines for the 2021 Playlist (June 2020)
The VCE Theatre Studies Playlist is selected annually by the VCAA Board.

VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists (June 2020)

School-based Assessment

View VCE Theatre Studies School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Theatre Studies examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

VCE Theatre Studies implementation presentation

Study Design - Accreditation period 2019–2024

The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2024. Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage. 

VCE Theatre Studies Study Design 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Theatre Studies Units 1-4: 2019–2024.

Curriculum Manager

Margaret Arnold
Curriculum Manager - Performing Arts
tel: + 61 3 9032 1681

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.