Theater Arts Program of Studies
Theater Arts - Grades 6, 7, and 8
Course No. EL12 (Grade 6)
Course No. EL17 (Grades 7 and 8) Semester
In this beginning course of theater, students are introduced to an
overview of drama. Basic acting and stage terms are incorporated
through a series of activities and simple presentations. The student
will identify responsibilities involved in a variety of dramatic
presentations. In addition, the student will learn basic evaluative
techniques of dramatic productions.
NOTE: Student should pair this course (EL12 or EL17) with another
middle school semester course.
Theater Arts - Grade 8
Course No. EL18 Year
Students who are highly motivated are eligible to take a full year
of Theater Arts at the eighth grade level. This course emphasizes
the development of acting skills, play analysis, play production,
historical and social impact of theater as an art form and theater
as a profession. This course will provide a natural progression into
further studies in drama at the high school level.
Theater Arts I: Acting - Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
Course No. FA40 Year - 1 Credit
This introductory course places emphasis upon basic acting skills.
The objective of this course is to give the student a well-rounded
theater education. The student will learn to analyze character,
script, and direction through performance of scenes. Theater history,
set construction, dialects, and other techniques in relation to
acting will be included in the syllabus. In addition to class
activities, Theater Arts 1 students are encouraged to take an active
part in the school productions.
Theater Arts II: Production - Grades 10, 11, and 12
Course No. FA41 Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Theater Arts I
Theater Arts II: Production (Advanced) - Grades 10, 11, and 12
Course No. FA49 Year - 1 Weighted Credit
Prerequisites: Written test, portfolio/audition, written contract upon
This course continues the activities of Theater Arts I. Emphasis
includes monologues, performance of scenes, directing, production
design, in-depth analysis of scripts and script writing. Students will
enhance their skills by participating in a variety of theatre productions.
Students will be required to audition for at least one school
production and work with at least one school production.