Speech & Drama
Drama Lesson Structure
1 to 1
Lesson Per Week
Hour Per Lesson
In preparation of the Trinity College London’s Speech and Drama Examinations, students can choose from a variety of different materials – poems, monologues and even excerpts from their favourite books. It can be anything and everything. As long as it captures their interest and showcases their greater potential. WE’LL PICK IT UP AND READ IT OUT!
Students develop performance skills – voice and movement techniques and characterisation as well as ability to analyse and articulate thoughts clearly about the material, the rehearsal process and one’s performance. Creativity, communication and interpersonal skills, organisational skills, critical thinking and the ability to work under pressure are some of the soft skills (easily applicable in daily life) we foster in this course.
Claire Teo is the first visually impaired person to have graduated from a professional theatre course in Singapore, (LASALLE College of the Arts’ Diploma in Performance) and currently seeks further skills development under Beyond Dis:play: A theatre training and artist in residency programme supported by Very Special Arts Singapore. Claire is closely mentored by Artist-Educator, Peter Sau in her artistic endeavours. In 2008, she received a Distinction in the Trinity Guild Hall: Initial Text Examinations and a Grade 3 in Classical Ballet. In 2020, she was chosen to be part of the Philip Yeo Initiatives Associates Programmes for her vision to create inclusive and accessible spaces for learning and art making.
In the 2 years since she graduated, she has made ripples in the arts scene-writing and directing several children and youth web series and assembly school shows, developing and teaching speech and drama curriculums for 4 years and above, and performed in notable events including National Gallery’s Light to Night Festival 2020, National Writers Festival 2020, National Heritage Festival 2021, Connections: A British Council Showcase 2021 and was a panelist in the International Arts and Disability Forum 2020. She was also recently covered in TODAY’s Gen Y Speaks and Vogue Singapore.
“Every breath is a new purpose, a new possibility and a new life.”
Theatre-making is a rehearsal of life – the deep discovery and understanding of being more human each and every time. As we navigate this journey without hierarchy, social class or judgement, we will encounter the endless possibilities and treasures that real life often conceals.
As equals, let’s be open-minded, hungry, daring and allow our imaginations to run wild for the most creative exchanges and broadening of mindsets. And if it’s humanity that guides us, the value we can create in the wider community is boundless.
Use of voice, body and space appropriate to the performance materials, to convey narrative, meaning and where appropriate, character
Engagement with the Material
Understanding of the material and its context in terms of character and narrative
Ability to interpret the material through performance choices
Express understanding of the material clearly, and ability to reflect upon the rehearsal process and performance
Communication with the Audience
Extent of communication about the meaning of the pieces and audience awareness
Prepare and deliver a cohesive range of material in an increasingly secure, confident and creative manner with active and energetic purpose to entertain and engage an audience
Group Training: YouNited
Conducted by renowned professionals and star practitioners of media and
Broaden skills and increase versatility
Explore more ensemble-based performance
Performing groups: YouNited
Weekly internal performances, for students to gain performance experiences
Opportunities to participate in audio & visual recording projects under the Singapore Raffles Production Suite
Social Media Projects
* SAFRA members enjoy a further 5% discount
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