• Theatre Arts II: Syllabus


    I.   Course Description:


    Theatre Arts II is a continuation of the Theatre Arts I course in the Theatre Arts program.  It will expound on acting techniques and the role of the actor in interpreting literature for performances, as well as explore theatrical conventions in theatre.   It is a course which requires reading, researching, analyzing, and/or evaluating various types of literature.  Group and solo performances in class will be mandatory during the year.  Attendance to theatrical events will be expected.  There will also be a separate play critique due. The
    Theatre Department event calendars are available on the theatre website or the teacher website. Both sites can be accessed through the AISD webpage or through the AHS webpage.


    A dominant objective of the course is to continue 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

    7.        attendance of department’s theatrical events will be expected

                              B.  Division of grades:

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

                                               count 40 % of grade

                                          2.  all other daily activities, exercises, homework

                                               assignments will 60% of grade


                           IV.  Class Supplies

            Students will 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 (except bottled water) 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.