• Drama

    Drama


    Drama Director: Ed Meehan

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    Course Offerings:

     

    Drama 1

    Drama 1 offers the new and continuing theatre student the opportunity to gain experience in dramatic arts through acting, technical theatre, and an exploration of theatre within an historical and cultural context. The student will develop skills in creative self-expression using a variety of methods. The student also will evaluate the informal and formal works of their own and others through both discussion and writing. The course provides an opportunity to develop competence in problem solving, communication skills, self-confidence, and self-discipline contributing to life-long learning and career skills.

    Units: 10

    Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisites: n/a

    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

     

    Drama 2

    Drama 2 offers the continuing theatre student the opportunity to gain additional experience in dramatic arts through acting, technical theatre, and an exploration of theatre within an historical and cultural context. As a participant in a collaborative process, the student will continue to develop skills in creative self-expression using a variety of methods. The student also will evaluate the informal and formal work of their own and others through discussion and writing. The course provides an opportunity to further develop skills in problem solving, communication, self-confidence, and self-discipline contributing to life-long learning and career opportunities.

    Units: 10

    Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisites: Drama 1

    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

     

    Drama - Advanced

    Advanced Drama offers the advanced theatre student the opportunity to gain additional experience in dramatic arts through acting, technical theatre, and an exploration of theatre within an historical and cultural context. As a participant in a collaborative process, the student will continue to develop skills in creative self-expression using a variety of methods at the advanced level. The student will also evaluate the informal and formal work of their own and others through both discussion and writing. The course provides an opportunity to develop competence in problem-solving, communication skills, self- confidence, and self-discipline contributing to life-long learning and career skills.

    Units: 10

    Grade Level(s): 11, 12

    Prerequisites: Drama 2

    UC/CSU Approved? – Yes

     

    Stagecraft

    This year of study is devoted to developing a firm foundation in technical theatre. We will be studying all technical aspects of the production process. Units of study will include dramaturgy, design, set construction, props, lighting, sound, costume and make-up, and theater management. Students must pass an OSHA theater safety test in the first weeks of the course before operating equipment.  Because of the nature of technical theatre this class requires 35 hours, minimum, after-school work per semester.

    Units: 10

    Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisites: Drama 1 Preferred

    UC/CSU Approved? – Yes