Intro to Theater

Course #:

THEA

0-430

Division:

Fine Arts

Department:

Theater

Suggested Age:

12-18

Prerequisites:

none

Intro to Theater

Course Description:

Purpose

Introduction to Theatre provides opportunities for students to explore basic theatre skills and techniques as well as theatre history. Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre through projects, including the creation and performance of monologues, short scenes, reader’s theatre and radio theatre. Additional studies will include theatre history, technical theatre, basic stage make-up, costumes and theatre critique.


Topics to be covered are

  1. Basic theater skills and improvisation

  2. Theater history

  3. Technical theater

  4. Costumes and basic stage make-up

  5. Monologues, scenes and reader’s theater

  6. Theater critique

Course Requirements

Homework includes:  A character analysis assignment, a memorized monologue, a memorized scene, a costume project, stage make-up assignment, a theater history quiz and a theater critique.


Students will not receive a grade for Theatre unless requested, but they will get credit for the course based on the following criteria:

  1. Attendance

  2. Participation and attentiveness

  3. Completion of all homework assignments

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