THEATRE ARTS 1 (141000)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, and 12 Credit: one
Theatre Arts 1 provides students with a survey of the theatre arts, allowing students opportunities to experience and appreciate dramatic literature, and participate in the creative processes and production. The course emphasizes skill development and provides theatrical opportunities that enable students to determine personal areas of interest. Participation in co-curricular theatre productions may be arranged.
THEATRE ARTS 2 (142000)
Grades: 10, 11, and 12 Credit: one
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 1 and/or recommendation of the theatre arts instructor.
Theatre Arts 2 integrates and builds upon concepts and skills from Theatre Arts 1. Through various modes of expression and performance, students investigate dramatic literature, theatrical styles, and historical periods. Students will study and respond to a variety of theatre experiences that will refine their communicative, collaborative, analytical, interpretive, and problem solving skills. Students will expand their artistic abilities and appreciation of the theatrical arts. Participation in co-curricular theatre productions may be arranged.
THEATRE ARTS 3 (143000)
Develop Independent Skills in Theatre
Grades: 11, 12 Credit: one
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 2 and/or recommendation of the theatre arts instructor.
Students exhibit independence, discipline, and commitment to the theatre process through their work on assigned projects. Advanced work in acting skills and preparation, play analysis, and character interpretation are expected. Collaboration with actors and directors is augmented by special assignments and opportunities. Participation in co-curricular theatre productions may be required.
THEATRE ARTS 4 (144000)
Grades: 12 Credit: one
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 3 and/or recommendation of the theatre arts instructor.
Students identify areas of special interest in theatre arts, and initiate and complete major research and/or creative projects, such as playwriting, producing, directing, designing, and stage-managing. Emphasis is placed on in-depth study and completion of projects, assumption of leadership roles, and expansion of criteria for self-evaluation. Students will analyze and evaluate scripts, concentrate on vocal and physical dramatics, and undertake a special theatre project in their area of specialization. Students are expected to assume leadership positions in co-curricular theatre productions. Participation in major projects related to the co-curricular theatre productions may be required.