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Playwriting and Directing 1,2 (P) (1443, 1444)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -


Approved Site(s):
 Approved for Mira Mesa, Serra, and all schools in the San Diego High Educational Complex. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 9–12
 Prerequisites:
 Approval of instructor
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 Students in this course focus either on either playwriting or on directing. Students who choose playwriting are expected to work independently and complete at least one original one-act play during the two-semester course period. Plays in progress are reviewed and discussed weekly. Students in the directing focus will acquire basic skills as intern directors for Drama 1,2 classes. In the second semester, they will either select and direct a one-act play using student actors, or serve as student directors on a major school production.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
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