Drama

  • All Drama courses will count for Fine Art credit. Students need 1.0 Fine Art credit to graduate.

    3941 DRAMA                                                                                          
    Credit :  1/2 credit                                                               
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    This course is structured for the personal development of the student through movement, open scenes, script analysis and exploration of various acting exercises and philosophies.  In Drama I, the class will explore the emotional, intellectual and critical capacities to strengthen their theatrical performance. 

    3984 IMPROVISATION
    Credit : 1/2 credit                                                               
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    This course is structured for the personal development of the student through mime, improvisation and exploration of the history of comedy. Students will be required to learn the rules of improvisation, all of the games and perform in competition.

    3970  ADVANCED DRAMA I
    Credit:  1 unit
    Prerequisite:  Drama I or Improvisation
    Open to Grades:  10-12
    In this class, students will be immersed in an intense theatrical production schedule. They will study the basics of several acting theorists, learn some theater history, participate in writing exercises for the stage, and they will participate in a multitude of performance opportunities. By participating in the class each student will also generate a repertoire of audition/performance pieces and/or portfolio of on-camera work. Any student wanting to continue study in theater production beyond Advanced Drama will enroll in Independent Study and be approved prior to the start of the school year.

    3928 TECHNICAL THEATER
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of the theater hierarchy, stage design, set construction, and scenic artistry for theatrical productions. Each student will be exposed to a lecture style classroom and a lab environment to learn the principles of production. Hands-on experience is provided through both WGHS main stage productions (Fall and Spring) in both theaters on campus.

    3929 ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATER
    Credit:  1/2 unit                         
    Prerequisite:  Tech Theater or Instructor Approval                            
    Open to Grades:  9-12
    In this class, students will be immersed in theatrical production, learning some theater history, participating in scenic drafting, lighting instrumentation and lighting design exercises for the stage. There will be a few guest speakers, field trips to the Rep and various small stagecraft labs. Each student will also generate a portfolio of design work.