The Beginning Theatre course is designed to develop acting skills and gain a general knowledge of the theatre world. Special emphasis is directed toward concentration and development of characterizations. This is a group activity class in which all students take an active part.
Intermediate: This course takes a deeper look into the fundamental skills and techniques used in the theatre. Special emphasis is directed toward development of more advanced characterizations, basic set design, costuming and make-up.
Advanced: This course takes a deeper look into all areas of the theatre. First semester will involve study in the areas of make-up, set design, set construction, costumes, properties, acting, types of theater and directing. Second semester will involve the practical application of the material learned during the first semester. Participation requires a commitment to performing both in class and outside of the school day.
National Core Arts Standards
The Core Arts Standards feature two levels of standards: anchor standards and performance standards. Anchor standards are overarching statements of what students should know and do in all of the arts as a result of their PreK-12 education. All the arts discipline—dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts—have adopted the eleven anchor standards. Performance standards state what students should know and be able to do in a particular artistic discipline by the end of a specific grade or level. The theatre performance standards are divided into four artistic processes: Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting.
Theatre artists rely on intuition, curiosity, and critical inquiry, organize and develop artistic ideas and work, and refine their work and practice their craft through rehearsal.
Students will develop, analyze, and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation, convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Perceive and analyze artistic work, interpret intent and meaning in artistic work, and apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatre work.
Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding