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The ADK Drama & Film Fourways

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The ADK Drama & Film offers film, acting and drama classes for all ages. Fully accredited at Cathsseta, we offer a 3-year professional licentiate certificate, for adults, in drama, as well as a Junior Certificate in drama for teenagers. The ADK also offer a radio course, movie making course and a stage make up course.

Advantages of Drama:

  • Builds confidence
  • Helps concentration
  • Develops language and communication skills
  • Encourages children to co-operate
  • Develops creativity
  • Encourages relaxation
  • Nurtures friendships
  • Teaches emotional control

“BY GIVING CHILDREN OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED IN DRAMA, THEY START TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF BELIEVING THEY CAN’T DO THINGS” – GILL BRUNINGS

GENERAL:

All courses consist of one hour’s class a week. We focus on small classes for individual attention. Classes run according to school terms and may differ from branch to branch.

FOUNDATION PHASE (GR.0- GR.3)

At this age, drama helps in developing creativity, movement, and speech, amongst other things. These classes focus on relaxation, exploring communication, and interaction with other children.

The Junior classes are simply ‘fun’ classes, where your child gets the opportunity to relax while learning valuable life lessons. These classes also form the basis for an understanding of drama, as we start focusing on some of the most important points. Optional exams which help to boost confidence are available.

In the foundation phase class, group activities, as well as basic drama skills are the focus. In classes we deal with the following:

  • Relaxation exercises
  • Exploring emotions
  • Poetry
  • Improvisations
  • Stage performances
  • Articulation
  • Poems

Cost: R390/month

JUNIOR (GR.4 – GR.7)

These classes are for older children who can now pay attention to more technical details of drama. We do activities that help with building public speaking skills, refining technical acting skills, as well as improving confidence. Any skill level is welcome.

In this class, group activities, as well as refining drama skills are the focus. In classes we deal with the following:

  •  Poetry
  • Prose
  • Monologues
  • Acting for camera
  • Improvisations
  • Stage performances
  • Articulation
  • Reading
  • Movement

Cost: R390/month

THREE -YEAR CERTIFICATE (HIGH SCHOOL) (GR.8– GR.12)

A three-year, part-time drama course for high school students. The course is a practical course. The course aims to develop basic skills that will form the basis of stage-, radio-, film-, television and all other forms of public performances. All years also include a theoretical element.

As is the case with all part-time courses, it is vital that the preparation is regularly done at home.

From grade 10 upwards, students have the option of doing additional theoretical work to obtain a Catthsseta certified NQF level 4 qualification.

THE COURSE CONTENT:

  • Voice training on stage and for radio
  • Poetry and Prose
  • Theatre training
  • Camera training

The course content is practically applied with the studying of:

  • Monologues
  • Poetry and Prose
  • Improvisations
  • Stage performances
  • Camera courses
  • Camera acting training in class

Cost: R410 per month

At the end of the three-year course a Junior Certificate in Drama is issued to the students who passed.

GENERAL:

At the ADK students are expected to attend classes regularly and to do regular preparation.

FILM-MAKING COURSE (GRADE 5-12):

In this course students get the opportunity to create their own short films. From writing, to filming. The course covers a wide range of film theory, as well as practical elements. It takes place one Saturday a month over a period of 10 months, and includes the following:

  • Basic acting for camera skills
  • Creating ideas that work for film
  • Scriptwriting
  • Shot composition
  • Storyboarding
  • Set and prop design
  • Casting
  • Basic lighting techniques
  • Planning a shoot day
  • Creating an advert

 Aim and result:

By the end of the year, each student will have written, directed, and filmed their very own short film. (ranging between 3-5 minutes), which will then be professionally edited and shown at a special ‘red carpet film-premiere’ where students will get to dress up in their fanciest red-carpet outfits and be the stars of the evening.

Cost: R450/month (Existing weekly students receive a 10% discount)

NB: Space for this course is extremely limited.

Contact Information:

Petroné van der Merwe:

www.adk-drama.co.za

Petrone@adk-drama.co.za

0729414308

Instagram: @adk_drama_fourways

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