Theatre Arts

 

This is a UC-approved year-long elective that provides students the opportunity for creative growth, and development of collaboration and leadership skills.

Expectations and Ground Rules:

  • Be nice! This class is a safe space for everyone. Hateful comments targeted at anyone or at a group of people regarding sexual orientation, religion, race, appearance, or ability level will not be tolerated.

  • Warm-ups are not optional and talking during them is not allowed unless instructed otherwise.

  • Try your best. Participation is a must if you want a good grade; talent is not!

  • Pay attention to feedback – even if it’s not directed at you.

  • KEEP YOUR PHONES OFF unless they are being used for script sharing! TEXTING DURING A PERFORMANCE IS RUDE and will earn you a zero for the day.

Topics to be covered:

  • Improvisation

  • Basic Acting Skills Development

  • Hands-on Theatre History

 

Grading Policy:

            Collaboration                          40% (includes attendance, journals, staying on task, & rehearsal)

            Performance                            50%

            Play Synopses/Reviews          10%

There will be one opportunity each semester to attend a live theatrical performance as a field trip. 

Once again, you are NOT graded on talent. You ARE graded on how hard you try and how much you improve.