Theatre

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Courses:
Theatre I (course # 6926/6927)
Students gain an understanding of the entire process through which human behavior is translated into a written drama, produced as a play, and presented to an audience. The study of theater aesthetics, history, and criticism is balanced with workshop training in acting and basic theater production skills. This course is the prerequisite for all other high school theater courses.

  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Theatre II (course #6928/6929)
Knowledge and skills learned in Theater 1 are applied to production and performance. Students study script analysis, character development, performance skills and processes, and beginning technical production skills. Studying the aesthetics and history of the theater, reading plays, and attending plays provide a balanced framework for application of theater criticism. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling. Careers in acting and technical theater are discussed.

  • Prerequisite: Theater 1 A/B
  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Advanced Acting (course #6912)
This course provides complex development of acting skills and theories begun in Theater 2. Carefully structured methods of role/character development are introduced. The vocal and physical techniques of period and stylized acting are studied. Group experiences such as Children’s and Readers’ Theater are provided.

  • Prerequisite: Theater 1 and 2
  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Play Directing (course #6914)
Students focus on the skills required in theater directing. Study centers on the director as interpretative and creative artist, selecting and casting the play, coordinating design functions, blocking the play, developing characterization, and rehearsing the play and developing an ensemble effect in performance. Through the study of various theories, students direct both traditional and experimental theater forms as culminating productions.

  • Prerequisite: Theater 1 and 2
  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Stage Design (course #6913)
Students study stage production and the design and mounting of stage presentations, with emphasis on problems of technical production. Students use advanced skills in both the design and construction aspects of technical theater sets, costumes, lighting, sound, and properties. Students compare design/production approaches of various designers/directors and practice technical skills related to performance.

  • Prerequisite: Theater 1 and 2
  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Musical Theatre (course #6904/6905)
Students study a variety of music styles, performance techniques, and design for musical theater; the history and development of musical theater; and the collaborative efforts of designers, directors, choreographers, and composers that make it work.

  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • No repeats for credit

IB Theatre I (course #8071/8072)
IB Theater explores a range of creative works in a global context and emphasizes practical production by the student. Assessments include a practical play analysis, a reflective and analytical portfolio of their theatrical work, and research that applies theoretical and historical concepts to a contemporary production. Students are prepared for the standard-level IB examination. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling.

    • Prerequisite: 8071 is prerequisite to 8072
    • 0.5 credit per semester
    • Certificate of Merit (CM)
    • Advanced-Level
    • International Baccalaureate Advanced-Level Course
    • Fine Arts Credit
    • Unlimited repeats for subject credit

IB Theatre II (course #8073/8074)
IB Theater is the second of the two-year sequence that prepares students for the higher level IB theater examination. Topics covered include performance skills, world theater studies, practical play analysis, and theater production. Each student is also required to complete an individual project.

      • Prerequisite: IB Theater 1 A/B
      • 0.5 credit per semester
      • Advanced-Level
      • National Collegiate Athletic Association Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse (NCAA/IEC)
      • International Baccalaureate Advanced-Level Course
      • No repeats for credit

Television Production (course #7860/7862)
This course introduces the fundamentals of television. Activities are centered on classroom work. The course offers a combination of theory and practical experiences. Activities in TV2 include the exploration of major issues affecting television broadcasting, programming, and scheduling. Advanced writing and production techniques for a variety of formats are covered. This course does not apply to the fine arts graduation requirement.

      • 0.5 credit per semester
      • No repeats for credit

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