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Department Chair

Laurel Cohen

laurel_cohen@fuhsd.org

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Drama

Drama

Drama (10 credits)
Grade level: 9-12
Recommended background: None
College eligibility: UC and CSU college preparatory Fine Art, subject area F

This course is for those students who want introductory training in acting. Class emphasis is on voice, movement, improvisation, mental preparation, script preparation and various acting techniques.  Course study may include the history of world theatre and theatre’s contributions to world cultures with representative readings of excellent plays from all cultures and eras; the formulation of criteria for personal evaluation of dramatic literature, performance and production; continued instruction in voice, staging and character analysis; playwriting techniques; directing techniques; rehearsal and performance for an audience.

Advanced Drama

Advanced Drama (10 credits)
Grade level: 10-12
Recommended background: Drama
College eligibility: UC and CSU college preparatory Fine Art, subject area F

This course is for those students who want more advanced training in acting.  Course work emphasizes reading, viewing, performing and analyzing dramatic works. Course study may include the history of world theatre and theatre’s contributions to world cultures with representative readings of excellent plays from all cultures and eras; the formulation of criteria for personal evaluation of dramatic literature, performance and production; continued instruction in voice, staging and character analysis; playwriting techniques; directing techniques; rehearsal and performance for an audience.

Advanced Drama Honors

Advanced Drama Honors (10 credits)
Grade level: 11-12
Recommended background: Advanced Drama
College eligibility: UC and CSU college preparatory Fine Art, subject area F

This course is for those students who are most interested and practiced in studying acting and the theater.  Course study will be based on the skills and knowledge developed in the previous Drama courses and will help students to continue on to more advanced levels of dramatic study.  Students will be expected to have a solid foundation of dramatic principles and practices.