CLASSES & ELECTIVES

THEATRE ARTS 1

Students will develop performance and collaboration skills while exploring the role and impact of theatre in society and culture. Through various theatre activities, students will examine artistic roles and relationships, acting techniques, technical elements, and the creative process. This course emphasizes skill development and provides theatrical opportunities that enable students to determine personal areas of interest. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

THEATRE ARTS 2

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 1 and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

Students will integrate and build upon concepts and skills from Theatre Arts 1. Through various performance activities, students will further skill development in acting technique, the analysis of dramatic texts, and the examination of personal artistic preferences. This course emphasizes the exploration of historical, cultural, social, and political influences in theatre. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

THEATRE ARTS 3 / 3 DUAL ENROLLMENT

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 2 and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

DE earns GPA Boost +1.0 and 3 college credits

Students will practice artistic leadership and collaboration through their work on various performance projects. Advanced work in script analysis, character interpretation, and acting technique is expected. This course emphasizes the exploration of personal identity and stylistic influences in theatre. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

THEATRE ARTS 4

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 3, Theatre Arts 3 DE, and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

Students will apply artistic leadership and performance skills to personal areas of interest in theatre arts. Through the initiation and completion of major research and/or creative projects, students will synthesize knowledge in theatrical topics such as acting, directing, playwriting, designing, stage-managing, and producing. This course emphasizes in-depth analysis of theatrical works and the application of self-evaluation for lifelong artistic growth.  Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

IB THEATRE ARTS (SL1, SL2, & HL2)

Prerequisite for SL1: Theatre Arts 2 and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

Prerequisite for SL2 & HL2: IB Theatre Arts SL1 and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

GPA Boost +1.0

Students engage in an in-depth study of the nature, theories, and processes of theatre and theatrical production through both practical and theoretical applications of the art form. Concurrently, students involve their senses, bodies, and emotions to understand the forms theatre takes in cultures other than their own.  For more information, please visit the IB programmes website.  Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE

Students will explore performance techniques specific to musical theatre including acting, singing, and movement. Through observing and participating in various activities, students will examine classical and contemporary musical theatre works, characters, and styles. This course emphasizes the development of musical theatre performance skills. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

TECHNICAL THEATRE 1

Students will explore various areas of technical theatre including scenery, properties, costumes, hair, makeup, lighting, sound, and stage management. Through various projects and activities, students will develop an understanding of technical theatre safety and the production process. This course emphasizes collaboration and provides theatrical production opportunities that enable students to determine personal areas of interest. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

TECHNICAL THEATRE 2

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 1 and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

Students will integrate and build upon concepts and skills from Technical Theatre 1. Through various projects and activities, students will further skill development to safely and effectively execute technical designs. This course emphasizes the analysis of dramatic text to create and interpret production design and documentation. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

TECHNICAL THEATRE 3

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 2 and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

Students will practice artistic leadership and collaboration through their work on various production projects. Advanced work in script analysis, design interpretation, and technical skills is expected. This course emphasizes the exploration of production roles and personal areas of interest in technical theatre. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.

TECHNICAL THEATRE 4

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 3 and/or recommendation of the Theatre Arts teacher

Students will apply artistic leadership and production skills to personal areas of interest in technical theatre. Through the initiation and completion of major production projects, students will synthesize knowledge in selected technical areas such as scenery, properties, costumes, hair, makeup, lighting, sound, and stage management. This course emphasizes in-depth analysis of theatrical works and the application of self-evaluation for lifelong artistic growth. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular theatre productions.