This is an introductory course designed to expose students to acting skills. Many skills are introduced to enhance self-confidence and drama skills through games and skits. Mutual respect and trust are a big part of the grade 8 course.
Students will explore various drama techniques including movement, improvisational skills, formal presentations, monologues and situational drama. If there is sufficient skill development, students will also participate in a play. A course enhancement fee may apply.
Students will explore various drama techniques including movement, improvisational skills, formal presentations, monologues and situational drama. If there is sufficient skill development, students will also participate in a play.
THEATRE PERFORMANCE 11 (TPA 11) and 12 (TPA 12)
In Theatre Performance 11 and 12 courses, students examine their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions through imagination, interaction and reflection. They develop trust in themselves and others. They discover the need for teamwork, leadership, commitment and etiquette both on and off the stage. Students will participate in the production of a play or musical as well as be introduced to script writing. A course enhancement fee may apply.
DRAMA: THEATRE PRODUCTION 10-12 *This would be chosen as an additional course-mark on your paper
Students who are interested in mastering the skills behind staging LDSS performances and productions (plays, dances, public events, other school events) may take this course. Skills that students can focus on include one or more of the following: lighting design, sound design, set design and construction, costume design, production hierarchy and crew responsibilities, and production management. This course will be offered outside of the timetable as several events are after regular school hours and on weekends. Students taking this course will have a supervising teacher and will earn 1-4 credits depending on the hours you are able to contribute to theatre production.
YEARBOOK 10-12 (YCCT)
Prerequisites: permission from instructor-students must be responsible, self-motivated and able to work independently
The school yearbook is a very special keepsake that requires hours of work to compile. The yearbook is produced digitally on Photoshop with the goal of a June production so that it can be distributed to students in September. Students taking this course are responsible for designing and completing the yearbook. Specifically, required tasks include book sales and distribution, organizing the theme and lay out, taking the required photos, collaborating with community coaches, school teachers, administrators, and the graduation coordinators. Proper photo taking techniques and use of Photoshop will be taught at the beginning of the semester so that students can work somewhat independently in the art classes. The yearbook course will be offered through the Fine Arts Department each semester and will be worth 4 credits.