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    Course Descriptions

    Theatre Arts I

    This course is intended for beginning acting students interested in dramatic acts. Students will develop imagination, observation, and concentration skills while engaging in creative theatre exercises. Students will also condition their bodies to be expressive. Students are introduced to the art of theatre through improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, characterization, voice and diction. Students will learn the basics of theatrical productions as well.

    Course Units of Study

    • Vocal & Physical Warm Ups
    • Theatre Safety & Etiquette
    • Theatre Games
    • Fundamentals of Acting (voice & diction, stage movement, rehearsal etiquette, etc.)
    • Musical Theatre: Shrek the Musical
    • Improvisation & Pantomime
    • Monologues
    • In-Class Presentations
    • Lip Sync Battle
    • Celebrity Letter Writing
    • Making a Commercial

    Theatre Arts II

    This course is an advanced class where students expand on what they learned in Theatre Arts I in order to create more complex characters and productions. Students will deepen their theatrical skills through activities such as character development, improvisation, directing and script writing. They will also take part in multiple performances, including one in front of an audience.

    Course Units of Study

    • Vocal & Physical Warm Ups
    • Theatre Safety & Etiquette
    • Fundamentals Review (voice & diction, stage movement, rehearsal etiquette, etc.)
    • Improvisation & Pantomime
    • Theatre History: Shakespeare
    • Readers Theatre & Radio Theatre
    • Technical Theatre: Set Design
    • Monologues
    • Writing a Biography
    • Lip Sync Battle

    Advanced Theatre Production

    This course is an advanced class where students deepen their theatrical skills by participating in fall and spring productions as well as the UIL One-Act-Play Competition. Auditions are held at the end of each school year. The class goal is to create theatre students who will be successful in the high school theatre programs.

    Course Units of Study

    • Vocal & Physical Warm Ups
    • Improvisation & Pantomime
    • Theatre Conventions & Traditions
    • Play Analysis: Marvin’s Room

    Participation in three productions is required. A typical season consists of:

    • Fall Production
    • Spring Production
    • UIL One-Act-Play Production
    • Optional Talent Show