Students performing on stage
THEATER ARTS
  • The courses and performance opportunities offered by the Theatre Arts Program are designed to meet the needs, interests, and talents of senior high school students.  They present opportunities to study Theatre Arts from a technical aspect, and to develop self-expression and appreciation through participation in the various theatrical productions.

    To earn a Regents diploma with advanced designation using a five-unit Theatre Arts sequence, the student must complete at least one credit in a performance based class such as acting, musical theatre or theatre dance.  The remaining units may be earned in any course in the Theatre Arts Program. Graduation honors must include advanced dance or college theatre and production as well as fulfillment of normal honors criteria.

    A significant requirement of the various performance-based classes is that students participate in some capacity with the theatrical productions offered by the program each semester.

    Students who plan to specialize in theatre arts or theatre arts education as a career should complete the five-unit sequence but also participate extensively in the theatrical productions.  In addition, it is highly recommended for these students to enroll in the College Theater and Production course.

    * All performance-based courses fulfill the one unit requirement in the arts for high school graduation.

    PERFORMANCE-BASED CORE COURSES

    Acting 1
    Acting 2
    Acting 3
    College Theatre and Production
    Dance 1
    Dance 2
    Dance 3
    Dance 4

    NON-PERFORMANCE COURSES

    Public Speaking
    Stagecraft
    Stage Design and Production

Department: Theatre Arts

Course Number: 1820

Course Title: ACTING 1

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Department: Theatre Arts

Course Number: 1830

Course Title: ACTING 2

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Beginning Acting or approval of the instructor.

Department: Theatre Arts

Course Number: 1660

Course Title: ACTING 3

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Acting 1 and Acting 2 or approval of the instructor

Department: Theatre Arts

Course Number: 8120

Course Title: DANCE 1

Details: Year, Alt. Day, 0.5 Credit for Physical Education

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Required For: This course is required for any student interested in pursuing the dance sequence towards graduating with Theatre Arts honors.

Department: Theatre Arts

Course Number: 1884

Course Title: DANCE 2

Details: Year, Alt. Day, 0.5 Credit for Physical Education

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Dance 1 or instructor approval