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.