3.2 Devising drama

This subject content is assessed practically.

Each student must choose to be assessed as a:
  • performer or
  • lighting designer or
  • sound designer or
  • set designer or
  • costume designer or
  • puppet designer.

Costume designers may choose to include make-up and/or hair and/or masks. Set designers may choose to include design of props.

Each student must choose one specialism only for all the Devising drama content.

See Component 2: Devising drama for details.

3.2.1 Creating devised drama

Students must learn how to create and develop ideas to communicate meaning in a devised theatrical performance.

Students must draw on and demonstrate a practical understanding of the subject content listed in Knowledge and understanding.

Students must develop their ability to:
  • carry out research
  • develop their own ideas
  • collaborate with others
  • rehearse, refine and amend their work in progress
  • analyse and evaluate their own process of creating devised drama.

For assessment, students must produce an individual Devising log documenting their devising process and an analysis and evaluation of their contribution.

See The Devising log for details.

3.2.2 Performing devised drama

Students must learn how to contribute to devised drama in a live theatre context for an audience. They must contribute as either a performer or designer.

Students must draw on and demonstrate a practical understanding of the subject content listed in Knowledge and understanding.

They must develop their ability to:
  • create and communicate meaning
  • realise artistic intention in devised drama.

For assessment, students must perform or create realised designs for a devised duologue or group piece.

See The devised performance for details.