Drama

  • Drama

    Grade level:

    9 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Visual and Performing Arts

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    f

               

    Prerequisite:  None

    Course Description: This introductory course offers the student training in acting skills through an introduction to dramatic conflict by encouraging sensitivity and awareness of human relationships based on observation of oneself and others.  Acting methods and practices of the modern actor will be introduced through ensemble work, improvisation, and scene study.  There will be frequent in-class performance opportunities. Attendance at school theatre productions is an important part of learning this subject and attendance will be encouraged.  The course will help build creativity and develop the capacity to make informed aesthetic evaluations.  Students will develop poise, confidence, ease and a greater facility in oral presentations

    Major Projects/Assignments:  Physical and vocal development and fundamentals of improvisation, open scene study, character, scene and play analysis, presentation techniques and monologues, contemporary scene study and actor collaboration.

    Approximate homework assigned daily:  Script memorization and scene/exercise preparation.

Drama Advanced

  • Drama Advanced

    Grade level:

    10 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Visual and Performing Arts

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    f

               

    Prerequisite: Drama or permission of Instructor

    Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills:  Principles of Theatre. Acting Fundamentals.

    Course Description: This advanced course offers the student an opportunity to increase mastery of individual acting skills, understand dramatic form, read and perform exemplary classical, contemporary and original/new works of dramatic literature, and understand the process of effective evaluation.  Acting methods and practices of the modern actor will be introduced through ensemble work, improvisation and scene study.  Theatre elements that affect the actor will be defined and examined.  There will be frequent in-class performance opportunities. The course focuses on individual skill craftwork to strengthen self-concept, scene teamwork, and ensemble development. Classical Theatre and Student Workshop/Directing and Producing will be included.  May be repeated for credit.

    Major Projects/Assignments: Physical and vocal development, storytelling, improvisation techniques, contemporary scene study – skill craftwork, character & scene analysis, audition techniques and monologues, classic & contemporary scene study and play production.

    Approximate homework assigned daily: script memorization and scene/exercise preparation