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Theatre 6th–8th Advanced  (1459)

Grade Range:
 Theatre 5th–8th Intermediate and/or teacher recommendation.
 Course duration:
 One or two semesters
 This course must be taught by a teacher with the appropriate credential and who preferably has a theater background.
Course Description:
 This is the third course in a sequential series of standards-based theatre courses for the middle-school level. Students in this course develop advanced theatre skills in creating, performing, responding, and connecting. They are expected to exhibit professional demeanor as they acquire the tools necessary to continue their theatrical education at the high school level. In this class, students create multiple solutions to staging, design and character creation, serve in leadership roles and as part of collaborative teams, analyze scripts, utilize basic theatre technology, participate in the rehearsal and production process, perform in both formal and informal situations, write critiques, understand and communicate the creative process, and articulate the role of theatre in society. Different styles of theatre, including musical theatre, are explored. Students identify the role of American history and technology and the influence it has had on American theatre. Students research career options in the arts, media, and entertainment industries.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Theatre 6th–8th Advanced Instructional Guide.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.