Theatre Arts II-IV (Period 3)

Course Description

Theatre Arts II builds on the background established in Theatre Arts I while continuing the development of acting skills through physical, vocal and improvisation exercises. Acting and directing principles are applied through performances and productions. This course also covers a more in depth analysis of the various theatrical modes including classical and contemporary theatre, drama, mime, musical theatre and TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences.) Students enrolled in this class will participate in ONE production that will be rehearsed in class.

Theatre Arts III is an advanced-level, performance based course designed for the highly motivated, serious theatre student, further defining the concepts and skills acquired in Theatre Arts II. This course has an emphasis on the elements of directing and playwriting. Students write original plays and monologues. Various styles of theatre will be used including, but not limited to TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) puppetry, classical theatre, musical theatre, and acting for the camera. Students enrolled in this class will participate in ONE production that will be rehearsed in class.<br.
Theatre Arts IV is an advanced-level, performance based course designed for highly motivated, serious theatre students, further exploring the concepts and skills acquired in Theatre Arts III. This course has an emphasis on professional outlook on Theatre as whole. The course requires students to create a portfolio that will organize all their experience and skills. This course emphasizes Theatre Arts on the professional stage, for the camera, and other theatre role career venues. This course will emphasize self-responsibility and self-accountability in improving the student’s art.