Theatre Arts

THEATRE ARTS I - PA516 (TH1)

Credit; 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Theatre Arts I is an introductory level course that teaches an overview of the theatre and serves as a foundation for all other theatre studies. Students will study basic performance techniques as well as the role of the technical elements in the theatre in an effort to communicate the significance of collaboration when interpreting theatrical literature. Studies will include all aspects of taking a play from page to stage, basic acting technique, stage movement, dramatic structure, improvisation, character and script analysis, and theatre history. For some, the course will serve as an appreciation course that counts as a fine arts credit. For others it will be the basis for deciding what type of further participation in the theatre the student might pursue.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
THEATRE ARTS II - PA517 (TH2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I
Note: Instructor Approval by Audition

Theatre Arts II is a performance-based course emphasizing ensemble work. Students will study improvisational theatre, musical theater, acting techniques, modern drama, ensemble building, theatre history, audition repertoire, and children’s theatre. This course is excellent preparation for participation in department productions and only those students serious about performing should take it. Some time outside of class may be required for performances.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
THEATRE ARTS III - PA519 (TH3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts II
Note: Instructor Approval by Audition

Theatre Arts III is a performance lab emphasizing ensemble work. Students will have the opportunity to explore and experience improvisational theatre, theatre history, theatrical design, audition and resume preparation, musical theatre and children’s theatre by working “troupe style” and preparing productions to travel to other performance sites. This course is excellent preparation for participation in department productions and only those students serious about performing should take it. Some time outside of class will be required for performances.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
THEATRE ARTS IV - PA515 (TH4)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts III
Note: Instructor Approval by Audition

Theatre Arts IV is a continuation of Theatre Arts III’s performance lab emphasizing ensemble work. Students will have the opportunity to explore and experience improvisational theatre, theatre history, theatrical design, audition and resume preparation, musical theatre and children’s theatre by working “troupe style” and preparing productions to travel to other performance sites. This course is excellent preparation for participation in department productions and only those students serious about performing should take it. Students at this level may also take on directing roles within the troupe as approved by the instructor. Students at this level may also propose their own ensemble performance projects to be presented in the main stage student-directed series. Some time outside of class will be required for performances.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12