WHERE LEARNING AND FUN GO HAND IN HAND
All Drama courses meet the A-G requirements for graduation as well as the entrance requirements for UC and CSU colleges. As students progress through coursework, they can choose the acting/performance path or the technical theater/stage management path, gaining real-world experiences to sharpen their skills.
Introduction to Acting & Theatre
Students in Drama 1 get introduced to the magical, creative and collaborative world of acting and theatre. From scene analysis and preparation, voice and body work, theatre warm ups and improvisation, students prepare and perform monologues, duets, group scenes and musical theater selections.
Units of study include:
An Actor's Voice
An Actor's Body
Theatre Space and Movement on Stage
Careers in Theatre
Intro to Musical Theatre
Advanced Acting and Production for Stage
For students interested in going beyond an introductory level, Drama 2, 3 and 4 teach students advanced acting techniques and skills in production elements as they work on and produce 10-minute scenes, one-act plays or performances for regional competitions or the International Thespian Honors induction ceremony.
Units of study may include:
Acting Methodologies: Method, Adler, Meisner
Acting for Stage & Film
Directing for Stage & Film
Shakespeare for Performers
Advanced Musical Theatre
Theatre History and Criticism
Writing for stage and film