Theatre Course Descriptions

10500 Introduction to Theatre Arts

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None.

Description: Have you ever been curious about theatre? Do you want to have fun playing theatre and improv games? Join us as we dip our toes into the theatrical pool. This class is an introduction to all aspects of theatre. It is a class not only for those who want to be in the spotlight, but also for those who want to run the spotlight.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We learn there is a place for everyone in theatre
  • We practice getting comfortable in front of a crowd
  • We learn to become and develop a character
  • We are introduced to all things behind the scenes

State Course: 05051A000, Introduction to the Theatre

10520 Acting and Directing

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: English 9 and Intro to Theatre Arts

Description: Did you get the acting bug after taking Intro to Theatre? Are you interested in developing your acting and improv skills? This course will introduce different acting techniques as well as give you an introduction to directing other actors.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We take character development to the next level by practicing internal and external character traits
  • We rehearse and perform monologues, improvisational, and scripted scenes
  • We begin to direct others in scenes

State Course: 05055A000, Drama Acting/Performance

10660 Advanced Acting

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Acting and Directing

Description: Who wants to be a star? Have you taken acting and directing and want to go further? This course is for the true thespian and will challenge you and help you grow a deeper understanding of the actor.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We will do in depth character study
  • We will do in depth scene study from both the actor and director points-of-view
  • We will perform many scenes and monologues
  • We will possibly perform a one-act play

State Course: 05055A000, Drama Acting/Performance

10550 Theatre Production 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Theatre Arts

Description: Have you ever wondered how all of the pieces of a production come together? Who does what, when, where, and why? This course takes a show from selection through performance.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We analyze and select a script from the points-of-view of directors, designers, publicity staff, and more
  • We go through the publicity process from ticket sales to all aspects of marketing
  • We direct and perform the play
  • We plan and design set mock ups, costumes, lighting and sound, and the promptbook
  • We learn the importance of the position of stage manager

State Course: 05056A000, Drama Stagecraft

10560 Theatre Production 2

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Theatre Production 1

Description: Have you ever wondered how all of the pieces of a production come together? Who does what, when, where, and why? This course takes a show from selection through performance.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We analyze and select a script from the points-of-view of directors, designers, publicity staff, and more
  • We go through the publicity process from ticket sales to all aspects of marketing
  • We direct and perform the play
  • We plan and design set mock ups, costumes, lighting and sound, and the promptbook
  • We learn the importance of the position of stage manager

State course: 05056A000, Drama Stagecraft

10580 Theatre Technology 1

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: None.

Description: Somebody built those sets, could you? Those lights did not focus themselves. This course introduces the basics of set construction, lighting, and sound.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We epitomize safety
  • We learn the basics of set construction
  • We learn the basics of lighting
  • We learn the basics of sound

State Course: 05056A000, Drama Stagecraft

10600 Theatre Technology 2

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Theatre Technology 1

Description: Do you want take your tech to the next level? This course is a continuation of the foundation of theatre tech.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We epitomize safety
  • We advance our knowledge of set construction
  • We advance our knowledge of lighting
  • We advance our knowledge of sound

State Course:05056A000, Drama Stagecraft

10620 Theatre Technology 3

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Theatre Technology 2

Description: Would you like to take your tech knowledge to the next level? Would you like to be in charge of building a set or designing the lights? This course is designed for the self-directed theatre technician.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • We epitomize safety
  • We continue to learn about and teach others about set construction
  • We continue to learn about and teach others about lighting
  • We continue to learn about and teach others about sound
  • We can implement our own designs in set, lighting, and or sound.

State Course: 05056A000, Drama Stagecraft


10640 Theatre Practicum

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits Earned: 0.5
  • Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Description: Independent study in an area of the Theatre selected by the student with instructor’s consent.

State Course: 05097A000, Drama Independent Study