THEATRE (Higher and Standard Level)

Theatre is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, risk- taking and the presentation of ideas. The IB DP theatre course is multifaceted and gives students the opportunity to actively engage in theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. The teacher’s role is to create opportunities that allow students to explore, learn, discover and collaborate to become autonomous, informed and skilled theatre- makers.

Course Objectives

Having followed the theatre course students are expected to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specified content
    • Describe the relationship between theatre and its contexts
    • Identify appropriate and valuable information from research for different specialist theatre roles
    • Present ideas, discoveries and learning, gained through research and practical exploration to others
  2. Demonstrate application and analysis of knowledge and understanding
    • Explain the relationship and significance of the integration of production, performance and research elements
    • Explore and demonstrate different ways through which ideas can be presented and transformed into action
    • Explain what has informed, influenced and had impact on their work
  3. Demonstrate synthesis and evaluation
    • Evaluate their work and the work of others
    • Discuss and justify choices
    • Examine the impact their work has had on others
  4. Select, use and apply a variety of appropriate skills and techniques
    • Demonstrate appropriate skills and techniques in the creation and presentation of theatre in different specialist theatre roles
    • Demonstrate organization of material including use and attribution of sources
    • Demonstrate the ability to select, edit and present work appropriately