Drama 1

Drama 1 offers the new and continuing theatre student the opportunity to gain experience in dramatic arts through acting, technical theatre, and an exploration of theatre within an historical and cultural context. The student will develop skills in creative self-expression using a variety of methods. The student also will evaluate the informal and formal works of their own and others through both discussion and writing. The course provides an opportunity to develop competence in problem solving, communication skills, self-confidence, and self-discipline contributing to life-long learning and career skills.

Class Goals

  1. Develop a strong understanding and appreciation of theatre as art.
  2. Acquire those skills necessary for positive personal development leading to increased self-confidence, spontaneity, and creativity.
  3. Develop communication skills in valuing a theatrical performance.
  4. Develop a basic command of use of voice and body in creating a believable character on stage.

Drama 1 Activities include:

  • Movement and Pantomime
  • Voice and Diction
  • Character, Relationship, and Motivation
  • Beginning Acting Techniques
  • Monologue and Scenes
  • Rehearsal and Memorization Techniques
  • Improvisation and Theatre Games

More advanced drama students may want to consider Drama 2 or Advanced Drama.