Performing Arts Courses

Technical Theater I (Grades 9 - 10)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is an elective for students in grades 9-10. The course features the study of technical theater including set, lighting, and costume design with a theater history component designed to introduce students to period research. Members of this class will become an integral part of all presentations of the Drama Society, producing all the technical elements of the productions. Major projects are required each quarter, including set, lighting, costume design and theatre history research reports.


Technical Theater II (Grades 11-12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is an elective for students in grades 11-12. It is an advanced study of technical theater including design as well as construction.


Acting Workshop (Grades 9 - 12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

An elective for students in grades 9-12, this course can only be taken in addition to a regular English class. This course features the study of acting with an added focus on public speaking and interviewing skills. Students will also study improvisation, voice, and diction as well as physical skills. Major projects are required each quarter and include both written reports and presentational work such as monologues, dialogues, improvisational scenes and oral reports.


Advanced Acting Workshop (Grades 10 - 12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

An elective for students in grades 10–12, this course can only be taken in addition to a regular English class. Advanced Acting Workshop continues the theatrical skills focus of Acting Workshop with scene study work as the major component. The actor/student will learn to apply the skills and tools acquired during the basic course to partner and ensemble work. In addition, a study of 20th century acting methods (Stanislavsky, Adler, Strasberg, Meisner) will be treated, along with script writing. Analytical work, both in written and performance format will be required each quarter.



Fine And Performing Arts Department