Advanced Drama

Advanced Drama offers the advanced theatre student the opportunity to gain additional experience in dramatic arts through acting, technical theatre, and an exploration of theatre within an historical and cultural context. As a participant in a collaborative process, the student will continue to develop skills in creative self-expression using a variety of methods at the advanced level. The student will also evaluate the informal and formal work 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.

Advanced Drama Activities include:

  • Advanced Voice and Diction- Dialects
  • Advance Movement Techniques
  • Animal movement
  • Masks
  • Advanced Scene and Monologue Study
  • Advanced Character work
  • Improvisation
  • Stage combat
  • Original One-Acts
  • Shakespeare's language

Students interested in other drama classes may also want to check out Drama 1 and Drama 2 .