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Course Title:    Acting I

Course Length: One Year (10 credits) meets requirement “F” for CSU/UC

Grade Level:     9th - 12th

Prerequisite:    None                 

In this year long advanced acting course, students will develop the mind, body and voice as the three elements of the actor’s instrument of creative self-expression. Characterizations, Improvisation, Monologues, two-person acting scenes along with group presentations are the main projects of the course.  Students will also read plays in class and learn script analysis techniques that are applicable across the academic curricula.  Additionally, students will research and analyze techniques used by professional actors.  The first semester will focus on the unique style of acting for the stage and the second semester will focus on acting for television and film. 

 

Course Title:    Theatre Foundations

Course Length: One Year (10 credits)

Grade Level:     10th

Prerequisite:    Survey of the Arts recommended

This course lays the foundation for students interested in theatre arts. It will explore the basics of performance and production, as well as tie into the historical contexts of the theatre. This is the core beginning to the theatre pathway. Course philosophy: Not only is the study of theatre, acting and careers skills in theatrical production important because of the art’s world wide historical and cultural significance as an art form, but also it is important for the life long learner to study theatre as a means to improve important critical thinking skills, communication skills, creative expression, and develop vital understanding of the complexities of human relationships in modern society.

 

 

Course Title:    Theatre Production (The Acting Company)

Course Length: One Year (10 credits)

Grade Level:     10th - 12th

Prerequisite:    Movement & Voice for the Theatre AND Acting I, AND Instructor Approval.

Theatre Production is a laboratory for the exploration, development, and synthesis of all the elements of producing professional theatre. Practical hands- on experience through acting, directing, technical theatre work and theatre management are provided through the preparation and public performance of plays and musicals. Students participate in all phases of production including but not limited to pre production, theatrical design, performance, directing, business management and all aspects relating to the production. Students will be required to attend all after school rehearsals as deemed necessary by the Director of Theatre. This class is for Juniors or Seniors ONLY.

 

Course Title:    Movement and Voice for the Theatre

Course Length: One Year (10 credits)

Grade Level:     9th – 12th

Prerequisite:    Survey of the Arts

Movement and Voice for the Theatre is the beginning of Actor Training at The School of Arts & Enterprise. Actors will be focused on developing their voice using techniques for the stage, including work in relaxation, breath control, limbering, articulation and resonance. Additional focus will include studies on International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and Linklater Vocal Techniques. Actors will develop their physical bodies through exercises designed to explore the body as a communication tool. Students develop flexibility, range, expression and physical confidence. Combines elements of Alexander Technique and yoga to improve ease of balance.

 

Course Title:    Stage Technology and Design

Course Length: One Year (10 credits), meets requirement “F” for CSU/UC

Grade Level:     9th – 12th

Prerequisite:    None

Stage Technology & Design is the Technical Design Component of Department of Theatre at The SAE. Student Technicians are trained in scenery and props, construction, basic rigging, lighting technology, audio technology, projection design, problem solving, and project management. Theatre Technology students collaborate with the Director of Theatre and other Directors to create the set, props, light, projection and sound for theatre and entertainment productions. Students will be required to attend all after school rehearsals as deemed necessary by the Director of Theatre.