Drama V and VI

Course Number: 676/677

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

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

Course Description:
This is an advanced course that focuses on Directing and Producing, especially working with actors and the design team, marketing, workflow, budgeting, and other aspects of pre-production and production. It is suggested that students have significant experience working on departmental shows or have participated in productions outside of school but it is not required. The goal of this course is to give students the opportunity to direct and produce original and existing productions in various styles. Productions may be filmed or performed live (or both) depending on the circumstances and the scripts selected. Time will be spent helping students to develop their portfolio for application to college as well as entering work into competitions. Theatre history, design theory, and actual problem solving are also core to this course.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Directing Musical Theatre: An Essential Guide by Joe Deer
    ISBN: 9780415624909

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

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

Prerequisites:
Completion of Drama III and IV