If you are studying Drama at VSV because your home school does not offer this subject, it is expected that your home school will support you, the student, in undertaking study at VSV by assigning a member of staff to act as a School Supervisor. The Department of Education and Training allow half a day a week–some of this time will be for preparation and administration and some will be student contact time–within teacher allotments at your home school, in recognition of the support provided to you and your VSV studies.

If you are a VSV student or shared enrolment, it is expected that your primary carer—as listed on the VSV Database—will supervise and support your study at VSV.

Future supervisors and students should review the Nominated School Supervisor requirements document to familiarise themselves with the supervisor role. VSV’s Senior School Team will hold an information session at the beginning of the school year to provide information and support around the subject requirements. It is the role of supervisors and subject teachers to liaise with each other to support you.

Course content is online in VSV Online. Students have access to VSV Online when enrolment is finalised. VSV also uses Google apps including Drive and Classroom as well as Webex to deliver online lessons.

As VCE Drama is a practical subject there are scheduled VSV in-person workshops. It is strongly advised that all students attend and if impractical due to distance, participation via live stream on some occasions is possible.

Collaborating to devise an Ensemble entirely online is not possible and does not meet the VCAA Study Design requirements.

The technical requirements and time associated with in-person workshop days, means that students studying Unit 3 & 4 Drama with VSV do require the supervisors to provide increased support.

This includes:
  • Ensuring there is a dedicated Drama space in the home school where you, the student, can participate in online lessons. The online lessons will include physical activities;
  • Facilitating communication and regular rehearsal times in the dedicated Drama space, and;
  • Ensuring you, the student, are aware of, and supported to attend the in-person activities. In-person activities include: workshops being held at VSV, the presentation of the performances and, in Unit 3, a professional performance*.

*Note that the professional performance is chosen by VSV teachers from the VCAA Drama Playlist published annually in November of the previous year. There will be an opt-in excursion for students to attend an additional production from the playlist. This gives students a breadth of theatre experiences and a choice of production to write about in the end-of-year written examination.

Unit 3 Outcome 1 & 2: Models for assigning students to Ensembles.

All students will be assigned to ensembles of 3–6. It is possible that some ensemble performances are live streamed from locations other than that facilitated by VSV. These performance spaces will require supervision by home school supervisors and/or primary carer supervisors.

Standard Model: Regional, lone and/or pairs of students – either VSV or in their home school – may form ostensibly ‘online’ ensembles for the initial stages of the play-making process. These students attend online lessons, one-day-intensives either online or in-person where possible and any additional ensemble rehearsals online or in-person where possible. Students attend the third one-day-intensive in-person to rehearse and then perform their devised ensemble work.

Model A: Melbourne Metro or Regional students in a home school are assigned to ensembles with other students in their home school. This will require VSV Drama enrolments of 3–6 in the Unit 3 & 4 sequence. The home school hosts weekly in-person ensemble creation and development in a dedicated Drama space.

Model B: Melbourne Metro students are assigned to ensembles with other Melbourne Metro students. Ideally the students will be enrolled in the same school or will be VSV students in a similar geographic location. Schools share or volunteer to be the primary host to weekly in-person ensemble creation and development in a dedicated Drama space. VSV Drama teacher visits at least once a term.

Model C: Regional, lone and/or pairs of Drama students are assigned to ensembles with other Regional, lone and/or pairs of Drama students. Schools share or volunteer to be the primary host for weekly in-person ensemble creation and development in a dedicated Drama space. These students maybe enrolled in a home school or maybe VSV students in a similar geographic location. VSV Drama teacher visits at least once a term.

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* 1. Student's name:

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* 2. Home School:

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* 3. Contact details for enrolment enquiries

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* 4. Have you studied Drama in previous school years?

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* 5. Have you been in a school, community or professional theatre production during your secondary education?

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* 6. If yes, please give the details:

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* 7. VCE Theatre Studies and VCE Drama are two different subjects.

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* 8. The focus of VCE Theatre Studies is interpreting, designing for and producing already existing play texts.

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* 9. In VCE Drama, all students in an ensemble collaborate in the play-making process to create, make and perform a new theatre work.

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* 10. Does your home school have access to: (tick all that apply)

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* 11. Are you able to travel to view a professional production for Unit 3? (tick all that apply)

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* 12. VSV In-person Workshops

Nominally, there are 3 days per term that you will be expected to attend VSV one-day in-person workshops. If you cannot attend due to your location, you will participate via live stream.

Are you able to attend in person?

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* 13. I acknowledge: (tick the following if applicable)

Thank you for your interest in studying VCE Drama at VSV. The Drama teacher will contact you to discuss your enrolment further.