THEATRE CLASSES

THEATRE ARTS I 
  • Semesters: 2
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits: 1  
  • Prerequisite: None    
  • Lab Fee: $50.00

This is an introductory performance course. It incorporates basic acting techniques, the role of the actor in interpreting dramatic literature, the historical evolution of performance styles and dramatic themes, and a general appreciation for Theatre. The student will learn basic movement, body control, mime and pantomime, vocal technique, and the development of character as it relates to differing periods and styles of drama. Students will be required to attend four theatrical productions and write critiques.

THEATRE ARTS I (ADVANCED)
  • Semesters: 2
  • Grade Level: 9-10
  • Credits: 1
  • Prerequisite: 7 th or 8th grade Theatre Arts and Teacher Placement
  • Lab Fee: $50.00

This course is focused on students that want to pursue a career in theatre arts either at the high school level or the college level. It intensifies what has been learned within the middle school program. It incorporates specific acting techniques, explores vocal and physical boundaries, and allows students to learn different methodologies in regard to character development. A higher level of analysis and research is required. This course takes the basic ideals of theatre arts and elevates them to an advanced level. Students will be required to attend four performances and write critiques. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, the poetry slam, and audition for the UIL One Act Play.

THEATRE ARTS II
  • Semesters: 2
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits: 1
  • Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I and Teacher placement
  • Lab Fee: $50.00

This course builds upon the foundation established in Theatre Arts I. Students will develop advanced acting techniques and explore specialized forms of theatre, (i.e., Children’s Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Shakespearean Theatre). Students will also study and perform scenes from a variety of theatrical genres, including historical drama. Emphasis will be on performance, the analysis/evaluation of theatrical literature, and the development of vocal and physical techniques. Students will also be required to read plays, attend the department’s productions, and write critiques. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, the poetry slam, and audition for the UIL One Act Play.

THEATRE ARTS III-IV
  • Semesters: 2
    Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1
    Prerequisite: Theatre Arts II and Teacher Placement by Audition
    Lab Fee: $50.00

This advanced course is designed for the serious theatre student. Students will study the great acting teachers, their philosophies and techniques. Students’ studies will be applied in scene work, monologues, and short plays. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of directing and will have the opportunity to direct and present scenes / short plays. Students will be required to attend four performances and write critiques. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, the poetry slam and audition for the UIL One Act Play.

TECHNICAL THEATRE I
  • Semesters: 2
  • Grade Level: 9 -12
  • Credits: 1
  • Prerequisite: Teacher Approval Required
  • Lab Fee: $50.00

This course provides students opportunities to explore all areas of technical theatre, (i.e., play analysis, stage craft, drafting, scene design and construction, stage lighting, sound, costumes, properties, makeup, publicity, and theatre management). The class incorporates analysis, theory, and practical application. Students will be required to attend four performances and write critiques. In addition, students must log 18 hours of after school work calls per six weeks. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, the UIL Theatre Design Competition, the poetry slam and audition for the UIL One Act Play.

TECHNICAL THEATRE II
  • Semesters: 2
  • Grade Level: 10 -12
  • Credits: 1
  • Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I, Technical Theatre I andTeacher Placement
  • Lab Fee: $50.00

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in Technical Theatre I. The class incorporates analysis, theory, and practical application. Emphasis will be on advanced design techniques and application. Students will be required to read/analyze plays for technical considerations. Students will be required to attend four performances and write critiques. In addition, students must log 18 hours of after-school work calls per six weeks. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, the UIL Theatre Design Competition ,the poetry slam, and audition for the UIL One Act Play.

TECHNICAL THEATRE III-IV
  • Semesters: 2
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits: 1 Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I, Technical Theatre I, II, and Teacher Placement
  • Lab Fee: $50.00 

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in Technical Theatre II. The class incorporates analysis, theory, and practical application. Emphasis will be on advanced design techniques and application. Students will be required to read/analyze plays for technical considerations. Students will also be required to work as a crew member on Carroll Theatre Department Productions. Students must attend four performances and write critiques. In addition, students must log 18 hours of after-school work calls per six weeks. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, the UIL Theatre Design Competition, the Poetry Slam, and audition for the UIL One Act Play.