Drama classes introduce students to the fundamental skills of acting through the study of specific acting methods and exercises. Drama students study plays and playwrights, as well as learn how to create a dramatic character through character analysis. Acting skills are developed through improvisations, scene work, focused theater exercises, group work and monologues. A tech course in lighting, stagecraft and sound as well as theatre business management is also offered.
Beginning Drama provides the student with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of theatre as an art form. The Beginning Drama student learn real-world, transferable skills for life, including: building self-confidence, leadership skills, using concentration and mental focus for success, exercising the imagination and developing an awareness of the world and the people in it.
Intermediate Drama is a continuation of the foundational principles studied in Beginning Drama, with the ultimate goal of applying those principles to master stage performance in preparation for Advanced Drama. This class is a performance-oriented, project-based class. The curriculum includes performing, writing & directing monologues, scenes and ensemble scripts.
Advanced Drama is a performance-oriented, project-based class focused on the application of theatrical stage and performance principles, including performing, writing & directing monologues, duets and ensemble scripts. Students will work consistently, in and out of class, to achieve or exceed their desired potential. Most importantly, this class is meant to train and prepare students who are serious about acting. It is assumed that all students have mastered the basic elements of stage, and are prepared to work in a disciplined and professional manner.
Theatre Tech and Production
Theatre Tech and Production is a project-oriented class featuring the basic skills of theatre design in lighting, stagecraft, and sound as well as theatre business management. Students will work together on projects such as lighting design and implementation, set design and construction, sound design, editing and implementation, and more. The goal is to create projects with a sense of community similar to that of a live theatre production.