Theatre Arts

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    057720 - INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ Fine Arts credit
    Prerequisite: None 

    An introductory course to the world of theatre. This class will cover aspects of the theatre, including the play, the actor, and the audience. Group and individual performances and projects will be used to develop skills necessary for theatre. Students should expect minimal homework.

    057730 - COMEDY IN ACTION
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ Fine Arts credit
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Theater or Instructor Approval

    This course will introduce students to the art of performing comedy. Students will perform in scripted and original works using a variety of forms which may include improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy. Students should expect minimal memorization and homework.

    057760 - TECHNICAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
    Grades: 9-12
    ½ Fine Arts credit
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Theatre or Instructor Approval

    This course will cover areas of technical theatre design & construction which may include: scenic, lighting, sound, properties and costume/makeup elements. Students should expect homework. Additional after-school and/or evening hours may also be required.

    057800 - FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ Fine Arts credit
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Theatre or Instructor Approval

    The course will introduce the use of characterization, movement, and analysis through contemporary monologues and scenes. Students will become more comfortable analyzing, memorizing and performing for an audience. Students should expect some homework and preparation outside of class time.

    057810 - ADVANCED ACTING (HONORS OPTION)
    Grades: 10-12
    ½ Fine Arts credit
    Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Foundations of Acting or Instructor Approval

    This class will explore different methods and styles of acting, using classical monologues and scenes. Students will develop advanced acting techniques through analysis, historical research and critical thinking. Memorization is required. Students should expect some homework and preparation outside of class time. An Honors grade may be earned.

    057820 - DIRECTING (HONORS OPTION)
    Grade: 12
    ½ Fine Arts credit
    Prerequisite: Foundations of Acting, Advanced Acting, & Technical Design & Construction or equivalent co-curricular technical experience with instructor approval.

    This course is for the advanced theatre student who is ready to demonstrate proficiency as a director.  It is a laboratory course, which uses the theatrical production process as its experiment. Through the art of directing, acting, and design, students will apply these concepts to a final production, to be presented to the school and public.  Successful completion of Advanced Acting is required, as well as time commitment after school.  An Honors grade may be earned.