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Jones College Prep Performing Arts Course Descriptions Theater

Theatre Fundamentals Theatre Fundamentals is the "entry level" theatre course, primarily for 9th graders, but open to all grade levels. Students analyze the multidisciplinary aspects of the entire theatrical experience through storytelling, mime, improvisation, and great theatrical literature, usually attached to the Goodman Theatre season. Elements of setting, staging, characterization, and acting techniques interface with the many literary, historical, mathematical, and scientific elements in theatre. Students perform short scene studies including traditional theatrical literature, as well as a companydeveloped, socially significant, original theatre piece from material

they create.

Prerequisites: None; this course fulfills the performing arts graduation requirement

and is ideal for the student who seeks a surveylevel introduction to theater. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Drama I: Theatre Academy I

Drama I is the first course in JCP's Theatre Academy, where students, working as an ensemble, train intensively in voice, speech, movement, and acting techniques, while surveying all aspects of theater and entertainment arts such as dramaturgy, directing, stagecraft, dance, design, filmmaking, and interactive media. Modeled on national professional performance training programs, students practice advanced performance techniques with unsurpassed classic and contemporary literature; research, interpret, analyze, create, and perform scenes with interdisciplinary connections; and create and edit films and interactive events. Students identify theatre occupations and training at the collegiate level, or explore undergraduate and career applications of theatre, entertainment, and media skills. This course can replace Theater Fundamentals as the entry level class for a student’s graduation requirement.

Prerequisites: 10th12th Grade Students; this course is ideal for the student who seeks

an indepth introduction to theater. 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Drama II: Theatre Academy II

Drama II is the second course in JCP's Theatre Academy. Working as a company at different levels, Theatre Academy students train intensively in voice, speech, movement, and acting techniques, while surveying all aspects of theater and entertainment arts such as dramaturgy, directing, stagecraft, dance, design, filmmaking, and interactive media. Modeled on national professional performance training programs, students practice advanced performance techniques with unsurpassed classic and contemporary literature; research, interpret, analyze, create, and perform scenes with interdisciplinary connections; and create and edit films and interactive events. Students identify theatre occupations and training at the collegiate level, or explore undergraduate and career applications of theatre, entertainment, and media skills. Participation in one Production Company (Fall or Spring, comprising approximately 180

hours) is required as the “lab” part of this course.

Prerequisites: Drama I: Theatre Academy I (11th and 12th graders with extensive Theatre

experience may be accepted into Drama II by approval of instructor _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Drama III: Theatre Academy III

Drama III is the third course in JCP's Theatre Academy, where students assume leadership positions, directing, writing, and performing at the most advanced level. Working as a company at different levels, Theatre Academy students train intensively in voice, speech, movement, and acting techniques, while surveying all aspects of theater and entertainment arts such as dramaturgy, directing, stagecraft, dance, design, filmmaking, and interactive media. Modeled on national professional performance training programs, students practice advanced performance techniques with unsurpassed classic and contemporary literature; research, interpret, analyze, create, and perform scenes with interdisciplinary connections; and create and edit films and interactive events. Students identify theatre occupations and training at the collegiate level, or explore undergraduate and career applications of theatre, entertainment, and media skills. Participation in one Production Company (Fall or Spring, comprising approximately 180 hours) is required as the “lab” part of this course.

Prerequisites: Drama II: Theatre Academy II or equivalent transfer credit

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