Drama classes introduce students to the fundamental skills of the physical and emotional craft of acting through the study of specific acting methods and exercises. Drama students practice character analysis and learn how to create a dramatic character. Students may learn by performing the works of classic playwrights, such as Stanislavsky, Meisner and Chekhov. Acting skills are developed through improvisations, scene work, focused theater exercises, group work and monologues. A fundamentals class is usually taken at the beginning of a program.
Beginning Drama Class
Beginning Drama provides the student with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of theatre as an art form. While a good deal of time is spent learning basic terminology and principles of stage acting, students also develop an appreciation of the technical aspects of theatre, such as lighting, costuming and how a production is run. The Beginning Drama student learns 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 Class
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. 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 are prepared to work in a disciplined and professional manner.
Advanced Drama Class
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.