• Theatre Arts I: Syllabus


    I.   Course Description:

    Theatre Arts I is a basic introductory course to the Theatre Arts program.  It incorporates the basic acting techniques and the role of the actor in interpreting literature for performances.  It is a course which requires reading, researching, analyzing, and/or evaluating various types of literature.  Group and/or solo performances in class  will be mandatory during the year.  


    A dominant objective of the course is to develop the self-discipline and self-confidence of the student along with his/her cultural awareness in the realm of the performing arts.


    II.  Elements of the Courseopportunities will be provided for the student’s mastery of:

    A.     Expressive use of body and voice

    B.     Analysis and interpretation of literature

    C.     Characterization and acting

    D.     Aesthetic growth through appreciation of theatrical events

    E.      Understanding of production work required for theatrical events


    III.  Grading:

    A.     Grades are based on:

    1.      following directions (oral and written)

    2.      originality

    3.      creativity

    4.      improvement and/or evident desire to improve basic skills

    5.      professional attitude in approaching assignments and performances

    6.      consistent respect for self, others, and the purpose of the class

                              B.  Division of grades:

                                          1.  any summative activity, test and/or performance, will

                                               count  60% of grade

                                          2.  all other daily activities, exercises, homework

                                               assignments will 40% of grade


    IV.  Class Supplies:

            Students need to bring paper and pen or pencil to class daily.  


    V.  Basic procedures and Expectations:

          A.  Be on time.

          B.  Be attentive.  Avoid causing distraction…Listen in class

                Grooming will not be done during the class period

                Gum/Candy/Drink/Food are NOT ALLOWED in class 

          C.  Be sensitive to the artistic endeavors of others.  Allow each person the opportunity to succeed at his/her own individual pace and level of understanding.

          D.  Be responsible.  Display constructive use of time during all activities.  Help to make sure the classroom is kept neat and free of paper on the floor.

          E.  Be prepared.   Come to class ready to “stand and deliver”.

          F.  Be ready and willing to participate and learn!


    NOTE:  Infractions of these procedures and expectations will result in warnings, conferences, detentions, parent contacts and discipline referrals to the office.