This course is an introduction to the three major areas of the fine arts: music, art, and theatre. Included with music reading, studio art, and basic theatre training will be theory, history, and techniques in each field.
This class (formerly Children’s Theatre) will examine the wealth of children’s literature and its adaptability to live performances, emphasizing prepared scripts and culminating in live performances for area grade schools. Throughout the semester the students will be fully involved in the rehearsal and performance process. Enrollment is limited to 20 students.
This activity-oriented course is designed to introduce students to the art of the actor while building upon the student’s creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Students will investigate the basic principles of acting and character analysis, along with theatre etiquette, the audition process and basic stage and rehearsal terms.
This course stresses building of poise and confidence and the basic skills necessary for both formal and casual speaking. It is designed to give both theoretical and practical knowledge about writing, delivering and critiquing speeches. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. (Note: This course will not fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.)