Acting 1 is a semester introductory course that explores applications of acting theories and techniques to scripts of realistic drama, memorized scenes, various acting exercises and audition pieces; all are presented in the classroom. This course is a prerequisite for Theater Arts 1.
This yearlong class fulfills the UC Fine Arts requirement. Theatre Arts 1 explores the art of the actor through acting process and performance. Each student discovers what is encompassed in the history of drama and the challenges of the dramatic profession. Coursework includes assigned readings, memorization of scripts, writing and performing of short plays, and lecture notes. The Course also surveys the history of drama and theatrical development. Students experiment with and apply different acting techniques and styles appropriate to each area of study.Students critique theatrical productions, successfully applying the terminology of evaluation. Students focus on the sense of ensemble and the special qualities needed for a collaborative arts experience. UC A-G approved – f Visual & Performing Arts.
Prerequisite: Acting 1 or permission of instructor
This advanced course focuses on dramatic presentations of fiction, drama, poetry and music performed for a variety of audiences. Public and community outreach performances are required. All class members participate in festival and special performances with additional rehearsals required as needed. All students participate in the St. Francis High School One Act Festival and the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival with original and scripted materials. This course may be repeated for credit. UC A-G approved – f Visual & Performing Arts.
Prerequisite: Theater Arts 1 or permission of the instructor based on experience and audition