Theater Arts Course Offerings
These courses earn credit in the Art or Music or Theater category.
They do not earn English credit.
The Theater Arts Program
The theater arts program allows students the opportunity to explore many aspects of the theater arts within different venues. Knowledge and skills in acting, performing, directing, writing, theater literature, history, and technical theater are emphasized.
The theater arts program at the high school level recognizes that students will be approaching class work with a variety of abilities, experiences, and personal interests. The program is flexible enough to allow for this variation. Students who say “yes” to learning, to trying new ideas and approaches, and to committing to the work and discipline of theater will grow personally and develop theatrical skills as well as life skills in a positive and dynamic way.
Courses include development of original work, designs, and performances in informal and formal theater settings. Important aspects of the program are acting, directing, playwriting, designing, and producing in all areas of theatrical presentation, and the accompanying aspects of management and organization.
DHHS requires 1.0 credits of Music, Theater or Art for graduation.