The ICS Drama & Theater Arts Program, as part of the performing arts program, provides students with the opportunity to develop both their performance skills, and their theater arts production techniques. Based on an inclusive, ensemble approach to drama, we believe that the performing arts have the power to enrich lives, stretch minds and change the world. Our drama and theater courses, after school clubs and performances provide a powerful opportunity to use your voice, raise awareness about local and global issues, and enrich the lives of many.
Based on international standards inspired by the IB Theater Arts program and MacRel standards, drama is offered in both Middle School and High School as a semester long class. Stage Craft is also offered as a Middle School elective. Learning through drama is also incorporated in a number of non-drama classrooms.
A semester long course in theater arts production, MS Stagecraft offers students the opportunity to develop a range of production and design skills including set design, scenery and props; costume and makeup; sound, lighting and audiovisual techniques; backstage and front of house roles; and publicity. Through hands on projects involving real life performances and productions, students will build their confidence and skills in a number of different areas and provide a valuable service to performance events.
A semester long course working towards performance, MS Drama offers students an opportunity to explore a range of performance skills. Through voice work, mime, and movement, students will focus on the Ensemble Approach to drama and devising theatre that is both relevant and meaningful to their lives. In a collaborative, supportive environment, students will develop a wide range of theatre arts skills which will enhance their confidence, self esteem and performance abilities. Using drama as a lens through which to explore real life issues, they will also broaden both their empathy and understanding of the world around them.
A semester long course based on the IB Theatre Arts programs which includes performance skills, theatre studies from an international perspective, play analysis and interpretation of texts and a theatre production. Drawing widely from the work of Augusto Boal and image theatre, this course focuses on students creating meaning and relevance both within their own lives and with wider global issues.