Drama III and IV

Course Number: 619/620

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one year of VAPA graduation requirement.

Course Description:
This course is designed for students with significant experience in theatre, and promotes depth of engagement and lifelong appreciation for theatre through a broad spectrum of teacher-assigned and self-directed study and performance. Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to and addressed through theatre. Students will assemble a portfolio that showcases a significant body of work representing personal vision and artistic growth over time; mastery of theatre skills and techniques in one or more areas; and evidence of significant oral and written analytical and problem-solving skills based on their structural, historical, and cultural knowledge.

Students may be given the opportunity to audition for this class if deemed appropriate by the teacher, even if they have not previously taken Drama I and II.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition by Ann Bogart 9781559366779
  • Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen  9780470730188
  • Nine Plays of the Modern Theatre edited by Harold Clurman  9780802150325

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Completion of Drama I and II OR Instructor Approval