ARTS YEAR 4-THEATRE ARTS-DRAMA 9
Students in Drama 9 continue their individual and team-based learning through concentration, voice, improvisation, characterization and scene work. Acting fundamentals are explored through games. Units include improvisation, realism, lip syncs, mime and the study and preparation of a scene from a Canadian play. Some memorization is required. Drama 9 will build students’ play building skills, confidence and presentation skills. We will study and see at least one professional production.
ARTS YEAR 5-DRAMA 10-THEATRE ARTS
Drama 10 further develops skills in acting, production and scene writing. More advanced work in scene analysis and character portrayal are explored. There is a continued emphasis on individual and group dynamics through improvisation, voice, old age characterization and mime. Scene work will involve genres such as melodrama and sound effects as well as preparing a scene from a published play. A new emphasis on solo performance begins via scripted monologues. We will study and see at least one professional production.
THEATRE PERFORMANCE: ACTING 11
(MTPA-11 ~ 4 CREDIT FINE ARTS)
Acting 11 includes drama and an increasing emphasis on theatre skills and script work. For students who have not taken part in a junior secondary drama program, the goals and learning outcomes of the senior secondary level are initiated. The junior secondary goals also continue to apply for all students in senior courses, but at an increased level of achievement including the ability to apply a wide variety of theatre terms related to the acting process, use of voice, makeup, staging of plays, styles of production and theatre background skills.
THEATRE PERFORMANCE: ACTING 12
(MTPA-12 ~ 4 CREDIT FINE ARTS)
This is a course in advanced acting skills with an emphasis on performance. Activities will include three scripted scene projects (one Shakespearean); exploration of acting styles and play study as related to theatre history; vocal technique and accents; dramatic criticism, audition practice; and, if time and interest permit, some script-writing and directing.
THEATRE COMPANY 9-12
(MDR–09TC, MDRD-10, MTPR-11, MTPRT12 ~ 4 CREDIT FINE ARTS)
Theatre Company is a course open to students in 9 – 12 who wish to participate in Rockridge Secondary’s annual production as performers, assistant directors, stage managers, props and costume coordinators, and set builders, painters and decorators. Participating students will also take on ticket sales, publicity and front-of-house (FOH) duties.
This course will be out of the timetable for four months prior to production. Not all students are required for every rehearsal during Pre-Production until the last month, but they are expected to work independently memorizing lines, reviewing blocking, analyzing character, practising, reviewing rehearsal notes and keeping a production journal. All students are required for Preparation, Tech Week, Production Week and Post Production.
In order to be cast in a speaking role in production, students must be enrolled in Drama 9, Drama 10, Theatre Performance 11 or 12.
NOTE: STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING THIS COURSE ARE SELECTED THROUGH AN APPLICATION PROCESS AND SHOULD CONTACT MS. FOSTER