Prerequisite class for Technical Theatre or Advanced Theatre Arts

Students will develop an appreciation of theatre and the ability to perform through an introduction to the basic concepts of acting, performance and teamwork. Through observing and participating in a variety of performance activities, students will enhance creativity, confidence and communication. Students will use skills and knowledge acquired to appreciate and understand the purpose of theatre arts in their immediate and global communities

Duration: 18 weeks (One Semester)

Prerequisite class for Technical Theatre or Advanced Theatre Arts

Students will develop an appreciation of speech and theatre through an introduction to oral communication, acting and performance. Through observing and participating in a variety of speech and performance activities, students will enhance creativity, confidence and communication.  Students will use skills and knowledge acquired to appreciate and understand the purpose of speech and theatre arts in their immediate and global communities.

Duration: 18 weeks (One Semester)

Required Prerequisite: A grade no lower than an A- in either Theatre Arts Appreciation or Speech and Theatre Arts Appreciation and a recommendation from the teacher

 

Students develop an appreciation of technical theatre, including lighting, sound, scenery, costumes, and stage management. Students will develop skills in listening, collaborating, and discussing in group situations. Students will explore and design technical theatre elements. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.   Please note: Students WILL be acting in this class in addition to technical theatre - the two subjects are not exclusive.

 

Duration: 18 weeks (One Semester)

Required Prerequisite: A grade no lower than an A- in either Theatre Arts Appreciation or Speech and Theatre Arts Appreciation and a recommendation from the teacher

 

Students who are continuing the study of theatre arts for a second year will be taught to analyze, apply and expand the skills developed in Theatre Arts Appreciation. They will participate in a variety of dramatic activities and perform for varied audiences. Participation in co-curricular activities and performances are required to receive credit for this course. This course is designed for students who are interested in an expanded study of theatre arts, oral communication and production.

 

Duration:  36 weeks (Full Year) 

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Why?

Why should Theatre be a part of every student's education?

Theatre is an extremely valuable outlet for middle school students. Middle school is a major transitional phase for children. Students are entering their pre-teen and teen years and insecurities may be setting in.

 

Students may struggle with body image and self-esteem, and trying to fit in and “be cool.” A student often transform from being a bold and free youthful kid to an anxious, hindered, and self-conscious child. Let’s face it: middle school can be mean.​

 

Middle school is when children are more vulnerable than almost any other age. Theatre provides a safe environment where kids can go and not feel judged. They have the opportunity to explore their emotions and play other characters. The support of peers, who have the same interests as them, as well as the encouragement from the director, will have a major impact on whether or not their transition during this time is a positive or negative experience.

Theatre is a vital and necessary component to a well rounded education. ​Theatre class is a small-scale version for 21st century skills and teaches students to think in a new way. It is one of the few classes that teaches students real world skills.

 

​Creativity

Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation and invention

Critical Thinking

Looking at problems in a new way, linking learning across subjects and disciplines

Collaboration

Working together to reach a goal = putting talent, expertise and smarts to work

Communication

Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, feelings and solutions