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FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

 

Team Leader:
envelope_blue.jpgJin Yoshida

Art Staff:
Carrie McCoy
Jin Yoshida
Tamara Zibners

Drama Staff:
Wendy Hall

Music Staff:
Deanna Amend, John Converse, Rebecca Simons

Drama

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School.
√ Freshmen may take this class.

√ DRAMA I

75019      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: This course is a performing arts class. Part of the grade is based upon performances. This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Activity Fee: See Below
Description: This introduction to theater explores all aspects of the theater, including the areas of acting, voice, body movements, makeup, and basic theories of stagecraft.* Stress is placed on the students’ relationships to the theater and application of drama to any career they may pursue. Also stressed is their responsibility to the theater and their cast mates.


Students will also be given an overview of theater history.

DRAMA II

75020      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Drama I and teacher recommendation
Special Requirements: This is a performing arts class. Part of the grade is based on performance. Students must reserve extracurricular time for rehearsals, work calls, and performances.
Activity Fee: See below.
Description: Drama II emphasizes acting techniques including voice, body movements, interpretation and characterization. The course refines introductory acting skills, and introduces basic directing skills. There is emphasis on potential career development in theater and related fields.

DRAMA III

75021      1 Yr.     11-12

Prerequisite: Drama I, Drama II, and teacher recommendation
Special Requirements: This is a performing arts class. Part of the grade is based upon performance. Students must reserve extracurricular time for rehearsals, work calls, and performances.
Activity Fee: See below.
Description: Drama III emphasizes advanced acting techniques. Included will be intensive character study and text analysis, audition techniques, film and television acting techniques, styles of acting and studies of various methodologies.

THEATER PRODUCTION

75025      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Drama I, Drama II, Stagecraft I, and/or Teacher recommendation
Special Requirements: This is a performing arts class. Part of the grade is based upon performance. Students must reserve extracurricular time for rehearsals, work calls, and performances.
Activity Fee: See below.
Description: Students in Theater Production will be involved in intensive work in acting, playwriting, directing, and technical aspects of theatrical production. Students are encouraged in individual study to focus on and specialize in the field of their own specific interest by participating in productions.

ADVANCED THEATER PRODUCTION

75026      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Theater Production
Special Requirements: This is a performing arts class. Part of the grade is based upon performance. Students must reserve extracurricular time for rehearsals, work calls, and performances.
Activity Fee: See below.
Description: Students in Advanced Theater Production will be involved with intensive work in acting, directing, playwriting, and technical aspects of theatrical production. Students are encouraged in individual study to focus on an independent project in their field of interest. Students are also expected to assist in the training of less experienced students.

 Drama and Theater Production students may be required to pay a course fee for materials and supplies; additionally, he/she may be required to pay for performance attire and some out-of-school activities.

STAGECRAFT I

75015      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Activity Fee: See below.
Description: This course is concerned with the analysis, planning, and practical application of stagecraft. (Stagecraft includes all aspects of theater except acting.) Students are required to perform various technical projects and learn techniques through problem solving and workshop procedure. Emphasis is placed on application of technical skills and their relationship to theatrical and other trade careers.

STAGECRAFT II

75016      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Stagecraft I and permission of instructor
Special Requirements: This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Activity Fee: See below.
Description: This course is concerned with more in-depth analysis, planning, and practical applications of stagecraft. Students are required to perform various technical projects, and learn techniques through actual design and production of specific plays. Emphasis is placed on application of technical skills and their relationship to theatrical and other trade careers. Advanced students will act as tutors to beginning students in all aspects of the class.

MUSICAL THEATRE

75027      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Drama I and/or Beginning Chorus
Special Requirements: This is a performing arts class. Part of the grade depends on performances. Students must reserve time after school for rehearsals and performances. Students must furnish ballet or soft-sole jazz shoes and appropriate workout clothes.
Activity Fee: See below.
Description: Musical Theater emphasizes advanced acting and singing techniques that are applicable to musical theater, along with the history of musical theater. Additional emphasis will be placed on musical theater dancing and the physical exercises necessary for the body to be toned for this strenuous participation. This is a production-oriented course with special emphasis placed on potential career development in theater and related fields.

 Drama, Theater Production, Stagecraft, and Musical Theatre, students may be required to pay a course fee for materials and supplies; additionally, he/she may be required to pay for performance attire and some out-of-school activities.