VCE Unlocked

These workshops work specifically to VCE Drama Units 3 and 4, to galvanise the creative processes for students involved in working on their Ensemble and Solo tasks.

Impro Melbourne's teachers are passionate, highly experienced professional actors who love inspiring creativity in students. Our instructors teach at various arts institutions, including the Victorian College of the Arts, St Martin's Youth Theatre, The National Theatre, NICA and Malthouse Theatre. 

Creating as an Ensemble!

Terms 1 & 2 particular focus VCE Unit 3 Drama. Also suitable Levels 7 - 10.

This 90 minute workshop builds an understanding of the dramatic conventions and theatrical elements that form part of the Ensemble and Solo tasks of VCE Unit 3 and 4 Drama and will give your students a process to follow to develop their best possible work. Starting with a visual stimulus we use practical improvisation exercises which takes students through a process of brainstorming, exploration of body and sound, editing and refining a non-naturalistic piece. Unlocking creativity, being playful, understanding how a simple exploration of one idea can lead to further discovery, how a sound or movement can have dramatic significance and how constructive criticism and peer observation can be helpful is the focus of this workshop for senior students.

Duration: 90 mins
Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts
VCE Links: Drama and Theatre Studies with a focus on VCE Unit 3 and 4 Drama
Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical

Bookings: Regional Arts Victoria Creating as an Ensemble!

Creating Characters!

VCE Drama Unit 4. Also suitable Levels 8 – 10.

This workshop focuses on creating a range of different characters and the ability to ‘transform’ between one character and the next within a solo performance. It can be used as an overall general starting point or as a workshop to look a specific choices the students are making on their Solo Structure choice. This workshop links to the Victorian Curriculum Levels 8, 9 and 10.

Duration: 90 mins
Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts
VCE Links: Drama and Theatre Studies with a focus on VCE Unit 3 and 4 Drama
Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical

Bookings: Regional Arts Victoria Creating Characters!

Transition and Space

VCE Drama Unit 4. Also suitable Levels 8 – 10

This workshop focuses on the key area of Transitions, how are they created and how they can be used. The students create transition skills that involve music, sound, language repetition, song, sound and rhythm. They then focus on how to apply these transitions in the performance space.

Duration: 90 mins
Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts
VCE Links: Drama and Theatre Studies with a focus on VCE Unit 3 and 4 Drama
Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical

Bookings: Regional Arts Victoria Transition and Space