T H E A T R E C L A S S E S

Poudre High School offers a variety of courses in Theatre and Drama. Please contact PHS teaching staff or counseling office if you have questions about classes.

(This course is open to all PHS students. Participation in the IB Program is not mandatory.)

Number of semesters: 1 (5 credits)
Prerequisite: None, Grade 9 or 10
Meets requirements: 1, 6, 7
ALSO meets Level 4 & 5 Performing Arts requirement for MYP students.
A semester introductory course of theatre study including theatre history from ancient to modern times. Students are introduced to practical knowledge/experience in all aspects of theatre: play analysis, acting, technical theatre (set design/construction, lighting, make-up and costuming).

**At PHS, the course includes directing and improvisation.

Number of semesters: 1 (5 credits)
Prerequisite: MYP Theatre or Instructor Approval
Meets requirements: 1, 7
Auditions and/or portfolios may be required. Students’skills are enhanced through practice and performance.

**At PHS, students will explore advanced vocal and movement techniques. Students will perform monologues, scenes, and prepare for successful auditions. This class teaches discipline and creativity for the motivated
acting student.

(This course is open to all PHS students. Participating in the IB Program is not mandatory)

Number of semesters: 4 (20 credits)
Prerequisite: IB DP Theatre Arts HL, Grade 12
Meets requirements: 1, 7
A second-year course in which theatre is viewed from the perspectives of history, theory, and production. Study of various theatrical traditions is given practical application in work with disciplines such as design, acting, scriptwriting, directing, and technical theatre. Students complete an independent theatre project. Students prepare for a Higher Level Exam.
**At PHS, all students enrolled in this course are required
to test in this subject for an IB certificate.

(This course is open to all PHS students. Participating in the IB Program is not mandatory)

Number of semesters: 2 or 4 (10 or 20 credits)
Prerequisite: MYP Theatre or Theatre Found, Grade 11
Meets requirements: 1, 7 
Theatre is viewed from the perspectives of history, theory, and production. Study of various theatrical traditions is given practical application in work with disciplines such as design, acting, scriptwriting, directing, and technical theatre. Students prepare for the Standard Level Exam.Can be done as a one year or a two year course.
**At PHS, all students enrolled in this course are required
to test for IB certificate.

Number of semesters: 1 (5 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Meets requirements: 1, 7
The basic components of this course are: the study of the literature of the theater, reading and analyzing plays, performing scenes and exploring stagecraft techniques.EARNS COLLEGE CREDIT THROUGH FRONT RANGE COMMU NITY COLLEGE.
**At PHS, this course will be a theater history and appreciation course.

Number of semesters: 1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: MYP Theatre or Choir or Instructor Approval
Meets requirements: 1, 11 (Graduating class 2014)
Meets requirements: 1, 7 (Graduating classes 2015-2017)
Theatre Practicum includes many advanced aspects of the
theater: acting, directing, set construction and design, lighting, sound, and play writing. This class places emphasis on the student as worker. Prior approval and final evaluation by the instruction is required.
**At PHS, students will experience a hands-on approach to working on a full length play produced for a public audience. (The fall production is a Broadway-style musical, and the spring production is a non-musical play.)
Specific roles and positions will be awarded after an audition or interview process. After interviewing, technicians will design, build, and create the backstage elements of production. Class meets outside of regular school hours; after school, evenings and some Saturdays.

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