• Broad Run High School

    2015-2016 COURSE PROFICIENCY AND CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS


    COURSE NAME: Theatre 1                                                                                                                                                              INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Laurie Halloran     


    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This exploratory course in drama is broken down into three major areas of study: Acting Technique (includes The Creative Process), Dramatic Theory (includes both History of Arts and Culture and Aesthetic Responses and Critique Methodologies), and Performance. These three areas are the core foundation of the curriculum. Acting Technique 1 focuses on basic vocal and movement techniques for the actor, as well as character analysis/development and scene/monologue study. Dramatic Theory 1 focuses on an overview of theatre history and the development of drama within historical and social contexts. Performance introduces the students to the basics of creating original and/or scripted performances for public consumption using the skills they have developed over the course of the year.


     

    PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

    The student will be able to perform a variety of scenes and monologues, properly identify and use theatrical vocabulary, understand the general history of theatre and its various parts; develop an appreciation for performance by learning some of the conventions of drama; develop performance-based skills including: speaking, listening, improvisation, character development, script analysis, poise, movement, and comedic/ dramatic timing; and learn to apply these skills to practical, work-related communications.


     

    COURSE OUTLINE:

    Semester 1: Introductory Acting Technique:

    1. Warm Ups, Theatre Exercises, and Preparation

    2. Improvisation

    3. Character Analysis/Development

    Semester 2: Introductory Acting Technique:

        D. Scene and Monologue Study
        Introductory Dramatic Theory

          Performance