Grade Level: 9-12
Drama introduces students to the basic elements of acting, theater history and design. Students learn the fundamental concepts and terminology of theater. Students gain experience in varied forms of creative expression including scene study, improvisation, playwriting, direction and design. Students analyze the role and development of theater in past and present cultures throughout the world. Through self and peer evaluation, as well as observance of outside performances, students develop their analytical and evaluative abilities. Students will identify and compare how film, theater, television, and electronic media productions influence our values and behaviors. Finally, this course is expected to stimulate a lifelong appreciation and interest in theater arts.
This course meets the University of California/California State University “f” Visual and Performing Arts requirement.