Fundamentals of Drama – Junior High (Grades 7-8)
This is an elective that will introduce students to many aspects of acting and theatre production. The course will be structured around units, including monologue and scene work, auditioning, story-telling, script writing, costume design, critique writing, improv exercises and drama games. Students will demonstrate what they have learned by completing in-class performances and projects. This class is designed for students who have had little to no experience in theatre.
Fundamentals of Theatre – High School (Grades 9-12)
The Fundamentals of Theatre course will introduce high school students to the foundations of theatre. They will be exposed to theatre history, terminology, acting and production design. This hands-on course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and confidence they need to pursue theatre beyond a basic level. This class should only be taken once for credit, and it is the only UC-approved theatre class.
Theatre 2 (Grades 10-12)
This is an elective that is designed for students who have experience in drama and who desire the skills needed to pursue theatre beyond TKA. This course will focus on acting theory and methodology so students should be prepared to work hard and to take risks in their acting. The course will also cover similar units as Fundamentals of Drama but will take them to a deeper level. Additionally, this course culminates in an end-of-year production. Prerequisites: Completion of Fundamentals of Theatre, audition and teacher approval. Class fees apply.