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Theater Arts

Theatre- Karlene Krouse

Curriculum

 

THEATER ARTS

Instruction in this course enables students to (1) improvise and write plays or scenes; (2) imaginatively express through feelings, moods, and characters, and (3) apply techniques involving voice, gesture, facial expression, and body movement to reproduce the subtleties of language and voice inflection in conveying emotion and meaning. Students develop skills enabling them to speak clearly and expressively with (1) appropriate articulation, (2) pronunciation, (3) volume, (4) stress, (5) rate, (6) pitch, (7) inflection, and (8) intonation.

Study also includes activities from a variety of historical and cultural contexts. Students develop critical thinking skills through studying examples of theater criticism followed by analyzing and evaluating live performances. Career opportunities in the theater arts are also explored.

 

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 0

Credits: 1

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: None

 

 

 

THEATER PRODUCTION

Theater Production is a co-curricular laboratory for exploration, development, and synthesis of all of the elements of theater. Practical hands-on experiences in acting, directing, and stage craft are provided through the preparation and public performances of one or more plays. Although the course may meet during a regularly scheduled class period, the scope of activities may require additional time. Consequently, the course may meet for a lengthened class period working with feeder schools.

 

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 0

Credits: 1

Grade Level: 9(2nd semester), 10, 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: None

 

 

MUSICAL THEATER

Musical Theatre is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students in this course study the history of musical theatre and its place in today’s society. They participate in staging, choreographing, rehearsing, and performing an original or existing musical work. This class may be taught collaboratively among music, theatre, dance, and visual arts faculty. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in the theatre, attend and critique theatrical productions, and recognize the responsibilities and the importance of individual theatre patrons in their community.

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 1

Credits: 1 high school

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: Theater Arts or involvement in a musical Bishop Luers drama production and/or recommendation of the instructor.

Laboratory course

 

ADVANCED THEATER ARTS

(Can be used as Dual Credit/IPFW/Trine University)              

This course will include an understanding and appreciation of the theatre’s role in the modern world. It includes a seminar approach in discussion of the nature of theater, critical analysis of drama, the actor, the director, design and careers in the theater. It also deals with professional, regional, community and educational theatre. Discussions and work are related to current stage productions that students are required to attend. This course can be taken for Dual Credit (3 credits) through IPFW or Trine University.

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 1

Credits: 1 (high school) 3 (college credits)

Grade Level: 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: Theater Arts or the completion of 4 Bishop Luers drama productions and/or recommendation of the instructor.

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF PERFORMANCE

(Can be used as Dual Credit thru IPFW)     

This course is an introduction to the art of acting as practiced in the world today. Discussions and work are related to current stage productions that students are required to attend. This course can be taken for Dual Credit (3 credits) through IPFW.

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 1

Credits: 1 (high school) 3 (college credits)

Grade Level: 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: Theater Arts or the completion of 4 Bishop Luers drama productions and/or recommendation of the instructor.

 

For more information, please contact Karlene Krouse,

(260) 456-1261 Ext. 3110 or email kkrouse@bishopluers.org