Theatre Classes

Theatre Arts I
1 Credit Grade Placement: 9-12

This elective course stresses the expression of the use of body and voice, along with aesthetic growth through appreciation of theatrical events. Concepts and skills in the areas of acting and theatre production will also be emphasized. Specific topics to be explored include stage movement, improvisation, and character development. Topics will be demonstrated by performing by memory monologues, duets, and Reader’s Theatre.

Theatre Arts II, III, IV
1 Credit Grade Placement: 10-12
Entry Criteria: Successful completion of Theatre Arts I

This elective course covers the skills and concepts introduced in Theatre Arts I. Topics such as research and design in costuming, set and make-up, as well as stage lighting and sound will be taught. Students will be required to attend theatre performances. Major theatrical projects are required to cover all aspects of a theatrical design for a show.

Theatre Production I, II, III
1 Credit Grade Placement: 10-12
Entry Criteria: Successful completion of Theatre Arts I and approval by instructor

This course provides practical, hands-on experience in acting and stagecraft. Students will be provided an opportunity to audition, rehearse, and perform acting skills in public. The course will also include opportunities to work on technical crews and participate in strike of set and lights. Selection of this course is based on performance criteria and the desire to perform. Extra rehearsals will be required.

Technical Theatre I, II, III
1 Credit  Grade Placement: 10-12
Entry Criteria: Successfully completing Theatre Arts I

This course will expose the students to various aspects of how a production is put together. Students will learn the basics of stagecraft through lighting and sound design, carpentry skills in building sets, and various painting techniques. Students will be exposed to basic drawing techniques in constructing costumes and sets.

Technical Theatre—Media Design I, II, III
1 Credit Grade Placement: 10-12
Entry Criteria: Successful completion of Theatre Arts I

This elective course will provide practical, hands on experience in promoting theatrical performances utilizing various mediums through print and broadcasting. Students will learn the basics of publicizing productions through posters, commercials and community relations. Major projects will be required to cover all the aspects of promotional materials necessary for a major show.