Fine Arts Department


Art - Band - Orchestra - Choir - Theater Arts - Dance - Music Electives


Course #: 5900
Course: THEATRE ARTS I
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 9
Prerequisites: None
Course Description:  Theatre Arts I, designed as a survey course, provides the student with an intense sampling of all facts of theatre, with an emphasis being placed on actor training.  The subject matter will range from stage terminology, structure of plays, and early theatrical history to vocal and movement training for the actor.  Also included will be acting (improvisation, character analysis, and duet/group acting) as well as stage design and construction, lighting, costuming, and makeup.

NOTE:  Some campuses offer a special section of Theatre Arts I for students who enter high school with strong middle school experience in theatre.  Prerequisites for enrolling in this special section include a middle school theatre arts class and teacher recommendation.  (The recommending teacher should be the middle school theatre arts teacher.  If a student is from outside the NEISD and needs a recommendation, then the high school theatre arts teacher will interview and/or audition the student for approval.)  In addition to the introductory material covered in the class, co-curricular involvement in productions, contests, and other such activities is an integral part of this program.

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Course #: 5905
Course: THEATRE ARTS II
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 10-12
Prerequisites: Theatre Arts I or Equivalent and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Theatre Arts II is designed to emphasize advanced study in two areas:  acting and design.  Course units will include the study of advanced acting techniques and application of the design elements for the stage through group and individual projects.  Involvement in co-curricular productions, contests, and/or other such activities is an integral requirement of the class.
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Course #:5906
Course: THEATRE ARTS III
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 11 12
Prerequisites: Theatre Arts I and II or Equivalent and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Theatre Arts III provides the third year student with advanced actor training, a broad understanding of dramatic literature, and training in the specialized skills of playwriting, design and directing.  Involvement in co-curricular productions, contests, and/or other such activities is an integral requirement of the class.
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Course #: 5907
Course: THEATRE ARTS IV
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 12
Prerequisites: Theatre Arts I, II, III or Equivalent and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Theatre Arts IV continues to provide the advanced theatre student with extensive actor preparation as well as specialized training in areas of special interest to the individual student.  Among these are theatre literature, design, directing, and playwriting.  Emphasis is on the refinement of skills.  Involvement in co-curricular productions, contests, and/or other such activities is an integral requirement of the class.
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Course
#: 5910
Course: THEATRE PRODUCTION I
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 9 12
Prerequisites:            Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  This course focuses on all aspects of theatrical production:  acting concepts and skills, production concepts and skills, and aesthetic growth through appreciation of theatrical events.  Students will share in the theatre experience by working in the various areas associated with overall production.  Involvement in co-curricular production activities is an integral and essential requirement of theatre production.

NOTE:  A student may sign up for a Theatre production class offered during the regular school day or may receive credit through 80 hours (1/2 unit) to 160 hours (1 unit) of involvement in production activities and theatrical experiences outside the school day as specified in Chapter 75 and explained in TEA Guidelines.  All work must be completed during the academic year and no more than one unit of credit in Theatre Production may be earned during any one school year.
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Course
#: 5915
Course: THEATRE PRODUCTION II
Credit: 1.0     Grade Placement: 10 12
Prerequisites: Theatre Production I and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course focuses on all aspects of theatrical production:  acting concepts and skills, production concepts and skills, and aesthetic growth through appreciation of theatrical events.  Students will share in the theatre experience by working in the various areas associated with overall production.  Involvement in co-curricular production activities is an integral and essential requirement of theatre production.

NOTE:  See explanation of in-class/out-of-class options explained under Theatre Production I
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Course
#:5916
Course: THEATRE PRODUCTION III
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 10 12
Prerequisites: Theater Production I, II and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course focuses on all aspects of theatrical production:  acting concepts and skills, production concepts and skills, and aesthetic growth through appreciation of theatrical events.  Students will share in the theatre experience by working in the various areas associated with overall production.  Involvement in co-curricular production activities is an integral and essential requirement of theatre production.

NOTE:  See explanation of in-class/out-of-class options explained under Theatre Production I.
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Course
#: 5917
Course: THEATRE PRODUCTION IV
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 12
Prerequisites: Theatre Production I, II, III and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: This course focuses on all aspects of theatrical production:  acting concepts and skills, production concepts and skills, and aesthetic growth through appreciation of theatrical events.  Students will share in the theatre experience by working in the various areas associated with overall production.  Involvement in co-curricular production activities is an integral and essential requirement of theatre production.
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