PERFORMER

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Semester 1 Acting Advanced Acting
& Directing
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Semester 2 Advanced Acting
& Directing
Advanced Acting
& Directing
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Advanced
Theatre Studio

DESIGNER

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Semester 1 Design for
Theatre
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Semester 2 Advanced Design
for Theatre
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Advanced
Theatre Studio
Advanced
Theatre Studio

T141 Acting (Formerly Drama 1)

Prerequisite: None
Open To: 9,10,11,12

Acting focuses on creating honest, believable characters and situations. Actors will develop original characters, create scenes, and work with full-length scripts to expand their abilities to understand works by significant playwrights. Every semester will focus on a different dramatic style, genre, or period of theatre history. Activities focus on fostering the actor’s voice, body, and imagination through a deep exploration of that semester’s topic. This course may be repeated each year, each semester for additional credit, as each semester, a different acting style will be explored.

Possible topics: Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Lorraine Hansberry, Thornton Wilder, John Cariani

T143 Advanced Acting And Directing (Formerly Drama 2)

Prerequisite: Acting
Open To: 9,10,11, 12

MAY BE REPEATED AS A COURSE SELECTION
Students who have had success and enjoyment in the Acting class can elect to take this course. Advanced acting and scripts will be used to further the styles and literature in the actor’s repertoire. Development of the director’s process will be explored including: selecting and analyzing the script, blocking, actor coaching, rehearsing, and design integration. Students will also refine their acting skills by exploring more advanced literature. This course is repeatable.

Possible topics: Henrik Ibsen, Eugene O’Neil, Shakespeare, Chekov

T145 Design For Theatre (Formerly Stagecraft)

Prerequisite: None
Open To: 9,10,11, 12

Students will learn an overview of the design elements for scenery, lighting, sound, stage management, props, publicity and costumes. Emphasis is on the effective use of line, color, light and space in designing a concept that is both functional and artistic.

T147 Advanced Design For Theatre

Prerequisite: Design For Theatre
Open To: 9,10,11, 12

Students will learn an overview of the design elements of the theatre or the student may take this course as an independent study of specialized interest through the functions and responsibilities of the various areas of theatrical design Students will learn an overview of the design elements of the theatre or the student may take this course as an independent study of specialized interest through the functions and responsibilities of the various areas of theatrical design

T151 Advanced Studio Theatre I – Honors

Prerequisite: Advanced Acting & Directing OR Design For Theatre AND Consent Of The Instructor
Open To: 10,11, 12

MAY BE REPEATED ONCE AS A COURSE SELECTION
Students will work in a group setting to practice the skills gained over the last two years of study. Students will develop their skills in their area of interest utilizing a variety of theatrical research and portfolio development. Students will undertake in-depth studies in writing, performing and producing short plays. Directing skills, historical research, writing and technical skills will be emphasized. Performance Based assessments addressing content, intent, pacing, movement and technical skills will be featured. A final project includes a group performance, directed and produced by the students. This opportunity further prepares students for a future in theater education or the professional world. Students may choose to extend their studies in this class by re-enrolling one time for grade and credit.

T152 Advanced Studio Theatre II – Honors

Prerequisite: Advanced Acting & Directing Or Design For Theatre
Open To: 10,11, 12

MAY BE REPEATED ONCE AS A COURSE SELECTION
Acting skills, directing methods, production process and technical aspects of theater will be the focus. Scene work and production skills will be assessed, and the work of playwrights, directors, set designers and producers will be explored. Theater production will be emphasized with a final class production. Student’s personal interest of study will be highlighted. Individual skills will be assessed and nurtured. Students will practice the skills gained over the last two years of study in a teacher/student directed production. Students may choose to extend their studies in this class by re-enrolling for grade and credit.

T153 Digital Media Production (Film Production)

Prerequisite: None
Open To: 9, 10, 11, 12
.5 Credit

*Humanities Credit
Digital Media Production explores the art of filmmaking. This hands-on class teaches students how to write, shoot, edit and produce a series of original commercials and films tailored to their interests. This course utilizes visual storytelling—the students will work independently and collaborate in small group settings. Students will analyze and apply key concepts of storyboarding, screenwriting and framing a shot. Projects also explore fundamentals of industry-standard sound and lighting design as they relate to film and television production.