The Dramatic Arts Program at BRAA will provide students with a disciplined training in character development, voice and movement.
Students will gain a broad understanding through an examination of theatre history and plays from a variety of cultures and genres. Through this investigation of the world around them students will gain a greater insight into themselves and others.
Our teaching program includes both modern and traditional theatre techniques. The goal is that as students develop a deep understanding of dramatic text and technique that they will be able to transform their learning into compelling theatre.
In its initial stages, our Grade 9 Drama Program will allow opportunities for students with a drama background to continue to develop their skill set for credit. It will also provide opportunities for students without extensive dramatic arts training to connect their passion for their other art form in the drama classroom. Throughout this process BRAA is committed to providing our students with master class opportunities to work with local industry artists.
As our program grows, students of the BRAA Drama Program will be given opportunities to intensify their study through courses in Music Theatre, Acting/Improvisation, Playwriting, Directing and Drama Production depending on student interest.
Our aim is that many of our creative students will choose to deepen their understanding of the arts through obtaining credits in drama. Students will be equipped with confidence, an understanding of voice, gesture, non-verbal communication and movement that will enhance their abilities in other art forms. At BRAA we are preparing students for auditions to post-secondary institutions to continue their study of the arts and opportunities within the community and professional theatre world. Extra-curricular dance training amongst other creative artists who are self-disciplined and share an appreciation for the arts is also available. We want to give opportunities to students who demonstrate an aptitude for dance but have not yet pursued it seriously.