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MISD Theatre Course Offerings

THEATRE ARTS I

Grade Placement: 9-12

Course #: Level I-0574

Level: I

Credit: 1 unit

THEATRE ARTS I is an introductory course in stage production that focuses on giving students experience in acting, beginning theatrical studies and history of theater. Students are required to participate in at least one public performance during the school year.

THEATRE ARTS II-IV

Grade Placement: 10-12 or 9 with director approval

Course #: Level II-0575; Level III-0576; Level IV-0577

All course numbers Level: I

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I and instructor approval Credit: 1 unit

THEATRE ARTS II-IV is a continuing course in theatrical studies that concentrates on theory, technique and theatre history from an acting perspective. Students are required to participate in at least one public performance during the year. A student in the Theater program may be eligible to receive embedded credit for the course Communication Applications. See the course description on p. 32 and/or the counselor for more information.

TECHNICAL THEATRE I

Grade Placement: 9-12

Course #: 0540

Level: I

Prerequisite: none

Credit: 1 unit

TECHNICAL THEATRE I is an introductory course in stage production that gives students experience in management, design, scenic and costume construction, and stage sound and lighting. Fee may be required. Students are required to participate in several afterschool productions throughout the year.

TECHNICAL THEATRE II

Grade Placement: 10-12

Course #: 0541

Level: I

Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I and instructor approval

Fee required

Credit: 1 unit

TECHNICAL THEATRE II is a continuing course in stage production that gives students experience in management, design, scenic and costume construction and stage sound and lighting. Fee may be required. Students are required to participate in several afterschool productions throughout the year.

TECHNICAL THEATRE III

Grade Placement: 10-12

Course #: 0542

Level: I

Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I, II and instructor approval

Credit: 1 unit

TECHNICAL THEATRE III is an advanced production-based class that offers students the opportunity to further their knowledge in design and stage practicum. This class allows students to focus on certain areas of technical theatre study that include all facets of theatrical design, advanced set construction, advanced lighting and sound and advanced costume construction. Fee may be required. Students are required to participate in several school productions throughout the year.

TECHNICAL THEATRE IV

Grade Placement: 10-12

Course #: 0543

Level: I

Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I, II and instructor approval

Credit: 1 unit

TECHNICAL THEATRE IV is an advanced production-based class that offers students the opportunity to further their knowledge in design and stage practicum. This class allows students to focus on certain areas of technical theatre study that include all facets of theatrical design, advanced set construction, advanced lighting and sound and advanced costume construction. The class also assists students in preparing for a career in technical theatre or design, and in preparation for UIL design contests. Fee may be required. Students are required to participate in several school productions throughout the year.

THEATRE PRODUCTION I-IV

Grade Placement: 9-12

Course #: I-0551; II-0552; III-0553; IV-0555 All course numbers Level: I

Prerequisite: Instructor approval

Credit: 1 unit

THEATRE PRODUCTION I-IV is an advanced course in stage production that offers students further experience in acting and performance while incorporating both the historical perspective and future opportunities for students. Students will also explore alternative acting and professional theatrical careers as well as the college audition process. Fee may be required. Significant outside class work is required. A student in the Theater Production program may be eligible to receive embedded credit for the course Communication Applications. See the course description on p. 32 and/or the counselor for more information.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Grade Placement: 10-12

Course#: I-0600; II-0601; III-0602; IV-0603 All course numbers Level: I

Prerequisite: Instructor approval and previous enrollment in any theatre, choir or dance course.

Co-Requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Theatre Production I-IV or Theatre II-IV is required

Credit: 1 unit

MUSICAL THEATRE is an introduction to the disciplines of musical theatre. Creative acting exercises, basic vocal technique and dance will be explored and culminate with a class performance. This course will help prepare students for a career in musical theatre. Students will review the history of musicals, assess different career options and receive training in audition techniques and resume preparation. Additionally, the course will also provide instruction on the three main elements of music theatre song, drama and dance--and create a framework in which these are blended into an individualized performance style. Fee may be required. Significant work outside of the regular class period is required.

THEATRE DIRECTING

Grade Placement: 11-12

Course #: I-0560; II-21561

All course numbers are Level: I Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

Co-Requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Theatre Production II, III, IV or Technical IV Credit: 1 unit

THEATRE DIRECTING is a varsity-level course in stage production that concentrates on the process of directing a production from beginning preproduction, casting, production and postmortem. Each student will direct a show presented to the public.

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