Theatre, Staging and Media Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matua A. Paora-Quirk

Theatre, Staging and Media Level 3

This course will provide learning in the practical areas of theatre and media. Students will learn skills pertinent to their optioned area of interest and use those skills to design and produce media products, and work on school drama and music productions throughout the year. Students will also have opportunities to work on community productions, in their area of interest.

Course Overview

Term 1
Mentoring: Because this is a combined Level 1, 2 and 3 course this is a great opportunity for Level 3 students to mentor the other students in the course, thus learning powerful skills in communication, collaboration and supervision that will be essential in the industries they are looking to enter.

Term 2
Media Production

Term 3
Pathway skill development and presentation.

Term 4
Final Cut: completion of all projects.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Theatre Staging and Media course.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Makeup kit for those interested in makeup.
A suitable device to work on at school. For lighting and sound students, they will need to invest in a laptop that is capable of using some complex software.
Access to a sewing machine for costume students.

Assessment Information

Students in this course will all undertake 2 Media assessments for a total of 10 credits.
The rest of their assessments will be in their chosen pathway.
Those choosing Lighting and Sound will do 2 more drama assessments for a total of 12 credits.
Those choosing Costuming will do 1 drama assessment for 6 credits.
Those choosing Makeup will do 1 drama assessment for 6 credits.
A student at this level may also undertake Stage Management for 6 credits.
There will also be 2 Set Design and Building assessments available at 6 and 3 credits.
This means that depending on the student's pathway they will be offered between 16 and 22 credits.


Learning the technical aspects of theatre opens up opportunities in theatre and film in areas of lighting, sound, costume, makeup, staging, set design, camera operation, event management, SFX, clothing design, video and web production.


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.