PERFORMING ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Drama Productions I and II (Stagecraft)

This course focuses on the production aspect of plays. Students will analyze plays to determine appropriate set design, costuming, lighting and make-up. Activities included will be designing, constructing, and painting backdrops and stage sets. Tests will be given and students will be expected to complete individual projects. These courses may be repeated for credit. Credits may be used toward the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement. This course meets UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts entrance requirements.

Theater I

This course is designed to give students a taste of the theater. The stage, the applause, the curtain rises...who knows? We may see your name in lights! The class will be involved in theater games and exercises, pantomime and movement, improvisation, dramatic literature, and scene presentation. This course may be used for partial fulfillment of the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement.  This course meets UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts entrance requirements.

Theater II

This course is designed for the student who has completed Theater Ior who has had other theater experience. The class will continue to develop and refine acting skills leaned in Theater I and will deal with the presentation of scenes, and working with one-act plays. This course may be used for partial fulfillment of the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement. This course meets UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts entrance requirements. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theater I (I0 credit High School course) and/or instructor approval.

Theater III

This course is designed for advanced students with prior knowledge and experience in educational theater. Students will work in readers’ theater, children’s theater, and do scene work from different styles and time periods. In addition, students will be required to view and critique a live, community theater performance. This course may be used to fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement. This course meets UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts entrance requirements. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theater I (10 credit High School course) and Theater II; audition.

Theater, Advanced

This course is an audition class ONLY and is designed for the dedicated, serious student of theater. It will be a total performing class, with student selection and direction of pieces playing the major part. Credits may be used toward the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirements. This course meets UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts entrance requirements. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Audition with teacher.

Theater, Advanced Honors

 This course is designed to have the same curricular focus as Advanced Theater with an increased rigor of reading and writing assignments, as well as required enrichment projects. This course meets UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts entrance requirements and may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Application, audition, completion of Advanced Theater with a grade of “B” or better.

Theater, Children’s Advanced

This course explores the same curricular focus as the Children’s Theater; however, the students will produce and perform in a children’s show for the elementary students in the Elk Grove District. Meets the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement and is repeatable for credit. This course meets CSU and UC Visual and Performing Arts entrance requirements. Prerequisites: Application, audition, completion of Theater I or Children’s Theater.

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From constructing items to building on stage, to striking the sets.  This is all part of Stage Craft

More information on the individual classes is being developed and will be posted in the future.