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Course Offerings - Grade 10

Acting Studio - Course No.: 6003F, 6004S

GRADES: 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Acting Studio is designed for the student who wishes to further his training in acting. A comprehensive focus on scene study is presented, with more emphasis on the building of a character. A variety of acting styles—comic, tragic, and classical—will be presented. The viewing of professional plays will be arranged through field trips when possible. Students will also be given the opportunity to direct scenes.
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Theatre

Improv and Sketch Comedy - Course No.: 6013F, 6014S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Improv and Sketch Comedy Production is the Vernon Hills High School version of “Saturday Night Live.” Students will learn the basics of digital media and production by working with video cameras, lighting instruments, and editing/digital design software. In addition, students will study improv comedy and sketch comedy writing, acting and directing. The course will culminate with the recording and editing of live comedy performances as well as comedic digital short films.
PREREQUISITE: None

Introduction to Theatre - Course No.: 6011F, 6012S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 

Introduction to Theatre is the suggested starting point for the Theatre curriculum. This survey class will expose students to a variety of the elements that make up the art form of theatre. Specific areas of focus include improvisation, acting performance styles, structure of play production, and an overview of technical elements such as scenery, lighting, make-up, and costuming. No theatrical experience (either on stage or back stage) is necessary.  Field trips to see professional plays are an integral part of the class and will be offered when possible.
PREREQUISITE: None

Theatre Technology - Course No.: 6031F, 6032S

GRADES: 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Theatre Technology is designed for the student who wishes to further his knowledge of the backstage elements of theater.  Areas of focus include: theatrical tools and hardware, methods of scenery construction, scenic painting technique, lighting technology, lighting design, sound technology, costuming basics and development of theatrical buildings. Practical experience is gained through participation in the technical elements of actual theatrical productions done in the district.
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Theatre or Placement