6th Grade Drama I - Standards based Exploratory Drama, a quarter long class on the 6th Grade Elective Wheel offered to enlighten and educate students in the art of drama. This course is designed as an introduction, providing students an opportunity to explore the world of Theater. Exploratory Drama provides students an opportunity to express their creativity in a positive and safe environment. Through a variety of theater games, in class and on stage, students will learn and have fun communicating through mimes, improvisation, and an array of acting activities. Students will learn the foundations of Drama including basic Theater Vocabulary, ensemble collaboration, as well as reading and performing scenes.
Standards Coming Soon!
7th Grade Drama I - Standards based Drama Appreciation is a quarter long course on the Elective Wheel offered to enlighten and educate students in the art of drama. This course is designed to allow students an opportunity to sample, or taste the art of Drama. Thus, those enthused and interested in furthering their education in this discipline will be afforded the opportunity to further explore next year in our Performing Arts Academy. Drama Appreciation provides students an opportunity to express their creativity in a positive environment. Through a variety of exercises, in class and on stag, students will learn and have fun communicating through mimes, improv, commercials, and acting activities. Students will learn the basic skills of drama as defined by Aristotle: Diction, Character, Plot, Theme, Music, and Spectacle.
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8th Grade Middle School Production Class - The Standards based Performing Arts Production Class is a course offered to eighth grade students who have shown a keen desire to further their educational journey in the art of Drama. This course requires students to participate in after school rehearsal and productions twice a year. Near the conclusion of each semester students will perform a production before the community. In December, Semester I PAPC students will perform two weekends of a Broadway musical to be named in September. In June, Semester II PAPC students will perform a Showcase allowing all students enrolled in PAPC an opportunity to perform songs, dances, and scenes from past Broadway shows. All students enrolled in the PAPC must participate in their Semester production. This course includes occasional after-school rehearsals. Evening field trips to American Musical Theater of San Jose, PACREP of Carmel, and other local theaters will be scheduled throughout the school year. Indeed, parent participation and assistance is very much welcomed. We will schedule a parent meeting informing parents of our theatrical needs and where support is welcomed. The MS Musical this year will run from 12/1-12/4 & 12/8-12/11 in the PAC. Standards Coming Soon!
6th Grade Drama I - Exploratory Drama
7th Grade Drama I - Drama Appreciation
8th Grade - Performing Arts Production Class
High School Drama I Standards Based
Name of Course: High School Drama 1 (Introductory Drama)
Course Description: In this course, the student will study various facets of theatre arts. Acting techniques, including voice control, character analysis, interpretation of dialogue, pantomime, and movement will be explored and employed in assigned scenes. Incorporated into the course are units on the history of theatre, playwriting, play reviews, scenic design and construction, make-up, costume design, lighting, publicity and stage production crews. Course Syllabus and State Standards to be posted soon!
High School Drama II Standards Based
Name of Course:
High School Drama 2
(from district course description): Conceptualizing, designing, rehearsal and public performances in Theatre.
This is a production class. It revolves around the concept, design, rehearsal, and public performance of a drama production in the Fall and a musical showcase in the Spring. Students refine skills in acting, singing & dancing; set design and scenic art; make up design and application; light and sound design; costume design; and stage management. Students participate in exercises (physical and written), improvisations, as well as research projects and field trips, which will help them to gain a better understanding of theatrical scripts, their history and their characters. There will be an audition process, in which students develop skills that will improve their auditions (and can be useful in job interviews as well!) Rehearsals may be scheduled outside of class time. State Standards to be posted soon!
Introduction: Improvisation, Theatre Games & Exercises, Review of Basic Theatre Vocabulary and Staging Technique
Script & Character Analysis
Metaphor, subtext, symbolism
Set Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Properties, Costume Design, Make-up Design, Stage Management
Play Production: Selection of 10 Minute Plays, Design Process and Rehearsals, Performance of 10 minute plays
Performance for Children
Intro to working with young children, selection of materials, preparing games and activities
Workshops & Mini Classroom Performances for Elementary Students
Evaluation/Discussion of Course Experiences and Learning
6th Grade Drama - Exploring and understanding the art of Drama. Prepare students to feel comfortable and excited to perform on stage. Moreover, student self-confidence, self-esteem, and communication skills will be highlighted.
7th Grade Drama - Appreciation and understanding of the art of Drama. Prepare students to feel comfortable, excited, and confident to perform on stage, as well as assist in their ability to communicate effectively to peers, adults, and family.
8th Grade Drama - Respect toward students and directors, rehearsal auditioning and writing in journals for productions, learning communication skills, learning improvisation and theater vocabulary, learn the art of mime, create dialogue and scene development, read scripts of upcoming productions, participate in all parts of the production process.