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Performance Classes

Theatre I

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits:  1
  • Semesters:  2
  • Supply Fee: $50.00

This is an introductory performance course. It incorporates basic acting techniques, the role of the actor in interpreting dramatic literature, the historical evolution of performance styles and dramatic themes, and a general appreciation for Theatre.  The student will learn basic movement, body control, mime and pantomime, vocal technique, and the development of character as it relates to differing periods and styles of drama. Students may be required to attend up to four Carroll Theatre productions throughout the school year.

Theatre I (Advanced)

  • Credits:  1
  • Semesters:  2
  • Prerequisite: Audition or Teacher Placement
  • Supply Fee: $50.00

This course is focused on students that want to pursue a career in theatre arts either at the high school or college level. It intensifies what has been learned within the middle school program. It incorporates specific acting techniques, explores vocal and physical boundaries, and allows students to learn different methodologies in regard to character development.  A higher level of analysis and research is required. This course takes the basic ideals of theatre arts and elevates them to an advanced level. It is mandatory that students be involved with departmental productions either on stage or behind the scenes. Approval for this course is by audition or theatre director recommendation. After school hours are required.

Theatre II

  • Credits:  1
  • Semesters:  2
  • Prerequisite: Theatre I or Teacher Placement
  • Supply Fee: $50.00

This course is focused on students that want to pursue a career in theatre arts either at the high school or college level. It intensifies what has been learned within the middle school program. It incorporates specific acting techniques, explores vocal and physical boundaries, and allows students to learn different methodologies in regard to character development.  A higher level of analysis and research is required. This course takes the basic ideals of theatre arts and elevates them to an advanced level. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, and audition for the UIL One Act Play. After school hours are required.

Theatre III-IV

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Credits:  1
  • Semesters:  2
  • Prerequisite: Theatre II or Teacher Placement
  • Supply Fee: $50.00

This course builds upon the foundation established in Theatre  II. Students will develop advanced acting techniques and explore specialized forms of theatre, (i.e., Children’s Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Shakespearean Theatre).  Students will also study and perform scenes from a variety of theatrical genres, including historical drama. Emphasis will be on performance, the analysis/evaluation of theatrical literature, and the development of vocal and physical techniques.  Students will also be required to read plays, attend the department’s productions, and write critiques. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, Acting with the Stars, and audition for the UIL One Act Play. Significant after school hours are required.

Tech Classes

Technical Theatre I

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Credits:  1
  • Semesters:  2
  • Prerequisite: Teacher Approval Required
  • Supply Fee: $50.00

This course provides students opportunities to explore all areas of technical theatre, (i.e., play analysis, stage craft, drafting, scene design and construction, stage lighting, sound, costumes, properties, makeup, publicity, and theatre management). The class incorporates analysis, theory, and practical application. Students will be required to attend four performances and write critiques. Students may be required to attend up to four Carroll Theatre productions (after school hours) throughout the year.

Technical Theatre II

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Credits:  1
  • Semesters:  2
  • Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I, Technical Theatre I, or Teacher Placement
  • Supply Fee: $50.00

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in Technical Theatre I. The class incorporates analysis, theory, and practical application. Emphasis will be on advanced design techniques and application. Students will be required to read/analyze plays for technical considerations. Students will be required to attend four performances and write critiques. It is mandatory that students participate in the UIL Theatre Design Competition. Significant after school hours may be required.

Advanced Technical Theatre

  • Credits:  1
  • Semesters:  2
  • Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I, Technical Theatre I & II, and Teacher Placement
  • Supply Fee: $50.00

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in Technical Theatre II. The class incorporates analysis, theory, and practical application. Emphasis will be on advanced design techniques and application.  Students will be required to read/analyze plays for technical considerations. Students will also be required to work as a crew member on Carroll Theatre Department Productions. Students must attend four performances and write critiques. It is mandatory that students participate in all productions, the UIL Theatre Design Competition, and audition for the UIL One Act Play. Significant after school hours are required.