Calgary Board of Education

 
Fine and Performing Arts
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Drama

Drama is both an art form and a medium for learning and teaching. It can develp the whole person emotionally, physically, intellectually, imaginatively, aesthetically and socially - by giving form and meaning to experience through acting out". It fosters positive group interaction as students learn to make accommodations to pursue shared goals.

Drama 10 | Drama 20 | Drama 30 | Advanced Acting/Production | Technical Theatre


Drama 10 - 5 credits

Grade 10 drama is an opportunity for you to "show me what you have got". Many students have taken drama in the past and are very talented creators and performers. During this course it is the job of students to show how dedicated you are to drama and theatre. The course has been designed to give students a chance to work together to grow and develop within positive aesthetic experiences. The goal will be to ensure success for each and every person in the drama room. Drama is based on participation, collaboration, and a genuine willingness to take justified risks that will improve the quality of work both personal and collaborative. The curriculum focuses on eight different disciplines: Movement, Speech, Improvisation, Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Technical Theatre/Design, and Theatre Studies. Using (a thematic approach to concept and skills) the planned units for this course are Orientation, Tableaux, Mime, Radio Plays, Improvisation, and Black Light Theatre, although student choice and input are encouraged.

Drama 20 - 5 Credits
Prerequisite: Drama 10 (65% recommended)

Drama 20 is an opportunity for students to shine. This course has been designed to give participants a chance to continue to grow and develop through positive aesthetic experiences. Drama 20 builds upon the skills and experiences of Drama 10 while at the same time working through: Orientation, Tableaux, Movement and Dance, Music Video, Storybook Theatre, Improvisation and production of the Remembrance Day Service.

Drama 30 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Drama 20 (65% recommended)

Drama 30 is an opportunity for self-discovery and independence. During this course, students will utilize all of the skills that have been developed to create outstanding group projects. Students will continue their work in the eight different disciplines: Movement, Speech, Improvisation, Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Technical Theatre/Design, and Theatre Studies. The planned units for this course are Orientation, Tableaux, Drama Festival One Act Play, Monologues, Improvisation, and Directing Projects.

Advanced Acting / Production
15/25/35 - 5 credits each
Prerequisite: Permission from the dept. and/or an audition that is scheduled during the first week of classes.

Advanced Acting/Production is a locally approved curriculum that utilizes the goals and objectives of the drama curriculum through an implementation model of a main stage production. This course is offered outside of the curriculum from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Students will also be asked to attend scheduled rehearsals. Students taking these courses will learn within a hands-on environment. The final product of this course is a major main stage theatrical production.

Technical Theatre
15/25/35 - 5 credits each
Prerequisite: Permission from the dept.

Technical Theatre occurs in a hands-on learning environment that deals with all of the non-acting components of theatre. It demands that students have a genuine interest in lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, management, properties, set design and construction. It is a demanding course that requires students to pu in hours outside of class time to facilitate the running of various shows in and around the school. Students will be "teching" the Remembrance Day Services, Dance shows, Musical Theatre Main Stage, Drama Main Stage, as well as other opportunities that may come along. Students who take this course need to be able to work with their hands and have a real desire to learn on the job.