THEATRE COURSES

Physical Education Waiver for Visual and Performing Arts Students – For students who intend to participate in Visual and Performing Arts Dance courses, The King's Academy will make available a waiver for one (1) semester of Physical Education during the 9th - 10th grade years to allow for continuity in VPA courses. This waiver will be available each year during 9th - 10th grade if the student is enrolled in a World Languages course.  The waiver is applicable at The King’s Academy only and is not transferable to other schools, should the student transfer.

Fundamentals of Theatre – 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.

Theatre 1 – High School (Grades 9-12)

Theatre 1 will introduce high school students to the foundations of theatre. They will be exposed to theatre history, terminology, and basic principles of acting including character analysis, movement, staging, collaboration, improvisation, and critical analysis of performance. This hands-on course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of all aspects of theatre and helps students develop confidence on stage. This class should only be taken once for credit, and it is the only UC-approved theatre class.

Theatre 2 (Grades 10-12)

This elective course is designed for students who successfully completed Theatre 1 and who desire the skills needed to pursue theatre beyond the basic level. This course will focus on acting theory and methodology, as well as playwriting, directing, and theatre production. The course will also cover similar units as Theatre 1, but will take them to a deeper level. Additionally, this course culminates in an end-of-year production. Prerequisites: Completion of Theatre 1 and teacher approval. Note: Class fees apply. 

Theatre 3 (Grades 11-12)

This elective course is designed for students who successfully completed Theatre 2. The course will also cover similar units as Theatre 2, but will take them to a deeper level with an emphasis in directing and production management. Additionally, this course culminates in an end-of-year production. Prerequisites: Completion of Theatre 2 and teacher approval. Note: Class fees apply. 


Theatre 4 (Grade 12)

This elective course is designed for students who successfully completed Theatre 3. Any students enrolled in Theatre 4 serve as teaching assistants for the Theatre 1 course. Students build skills in educational theatre by helping facilitate class activities, preparing special breakout sessions, and directing scenes. This course is designed for students who are pursuing a career in theatre arts.Prerequisites: Completion of Theatre 3 and teacher approval. Class fees apply.

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