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Dougherty Valley High School Theatre Arts

10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582

Tel: 925-479-6576

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Theatre Arts

Classes

Here is a list of the Drama Classes available, followed by a list of why you should study Theatre:

 

Theatre Arts 1 Grades 9-12 Year 

Meets UC and CSU” f” requirement 

 

Students are given the opportunity to discover and develop their talents and to gain confidence performing in front of others by participating in a variety of activities such as pantomime, improvisations, acting scenes, monologues, voice and diction exercises, storytelling, playwriting, and theatre games. Students are introduced to theatre terminology, theatre history, play production, script analysis, characterizations, and dramatic literature. This class is a must for students interested in learning basic acting skills. 

 

 

Theatre Arts 2 Grades 9-12 Year 

Meets UC and CSU” f” requirement 

 

Prerequisite: Completion of Theater Arts 1 with a grade of C or better. 

 

Students with a commitment to excellence in theatre will continue more advanced study of acting techniques, advanced improvisation and history of theatre. Students will create a short production for a final exam performance that reflects the skills and techniques learned.

 

 

Theatre Arts 3 Grades 10-12 Year 

Meets UC and CSU” f” requirement

Prerequisite: Theatre 1, Theatre 2, and permission of instructor (audition requirement). 

 

To qualify for the advanced theatre program a student must have basic acting and improvisational skills and a willingness to make a commitment to excellence in theatre. Class work includes but is not limited to, the study of method acting, auditioning techniques, performing comedy, stage dialects and styles of acting. Students create a production for a final exam performance that reflects the skills and techniques learned during the year. Students also participate in an annual trip and see live theatre each semester. Techniques of Stanislavski are emphasized. 

 

 

Play Production Grades 10-12 Year

Meets UC and CSU” f” requirement 

Prerequisite: Completion of Theatre Arts 1 and 2 with a grade or C or better and an audition. 

 

Students learn all aspects of producing a play including scene design and construction, costume, sound and lighting design, make-up, properties acquisition and construction, and publicity. Students will perform and/or assist with the winter production and compete in local Theatre competitions. Class may be repeated once for credit.

 

 

Theatre Production

Meets UC and CSU” f” requirement

This course investigates technical theatre as a professional vocation. Stage design, lighting design, and sound design are accented while costume design, makeup design, and general properties design are surveyed.  Stage management is a major focus of this course.  A general knowledge of theatre is required.  

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 1 and permission of instructor