Fine Arts 8 Rotations
Choir & Drama (XAT- -08CD)
These are pairs of five month courses. The main emphasis in the Drama course is on providing students with an introduction to dramatic expression, appreciation and performance. Emphasis will also be placed on telling stories through drama and portraying simple characters.
Drama 9 (MDR- -09)
Drama 9 builds on work introduced in Drama 8 but is still an introductory course. Students will learn more about creating their own scripts through improvisation and movement. They will also learn to create a character, experience role-playing, and to do introductory scene work.
Drama 10 (MDRG-10)
This is a full year course that, in addition to building on skills introduced in Drama 9, provides the basic foundation for acting skills that will be further developed in Theatre Performance 11 and 12. Students work under the direction of the directing and scriptwriting classes as well as doing scene work and monologue work from selected playwrights including Samuel Beckett and William Shakespeare. Additionally, students will be required to view dramatic presentations.
Planning 10 with Drama (MPLAN10DRA)
This course covers most of the major objectives of Drama 10 (performing original and scripted scenes and the development of production skills) though students will receive less opportunity to practice skills. Additionally, students will be required to view dramatic presentations. It is strongly recommended that students who intend to continue with Theatre Performance 11 enroll in the full year Drama 10 course.
Theatre Performance 11: Acting (MTPA-11)
This course is an advanced acting course. It is assumed that students already feel at ease on stage and have satisfactory speech skills, script skills and a basic ability to develop characters.
Theatre Performance 12: Acting (MTPA-12)
This is an advanced acting course that allows students to continue the work begun in Acting 11. Additionally, students will be required to both read and view dramatic presentations.
Film Studies 11 (MDFT-11)
Students with an interest in enhancing their enjoyment of film or with aspirations of working in a film-related industry will benefit from this comprehensive course which addresses topics such as: the great films of our past and present, international film, important social issues as they relate to film (sex, violence, censorship, self-image, etc.).
Students in this course will focus on script interpretation through performance of scenes, monologues, or other scripts. They will learn to develop theme and character in a scene and will focus on how to make their performance rich and memorable. Additionally, students will be required to both read and view dramatic presentations. This is a highly verbal course.
Film Studies 12 (MDFT-12)
The second year allows students who have completed Film Studies 11 to broaden and deepen their understanding of both the past and present of film. Additional films will be viewed and related, but different topics will be addressed. This course is highly recommended for any student planning to work in any film-related field.
Directing & Script Writing 12 (MTPDS12)
This is an advanced course for students with an interest in directing and scriptwriting for stage. Students will learn basic directing skills and methods by practical application of those skills working with drama 10 students. They will also write, direct and stage one full play. Some limited acting is involved. Students will be expected to analyze script as well as engaging in mentored self-directed studies.
Theatre Production 12 (MTPRT12)
This is an advanced course that allows students to continue the work begun in Theatre Production 11. More advanced skills are taught in the same technical areas and students are provided additional opportunities to apply their skills. Students in this course must be able to achieve success in a largely self-directed course.