THEATRE COURSES

Courses

Theatre Arts courses fulfill the fine arts graduation requirement for Howard County Public Schools in an exciting, interactive manner. Students are encouraged to try new things, collaborate with their peers, and apply creative problem-solving skills to the many performance, writing, and design projects we work on throughout the year. Upper level courses for GT credit are offered for serious theatre students, many of whom end up pursuing careers in performance, dramatic writing, or theatrical design.

Please contact Mrs. Tobiason at lauren_tobiason@hcpss.org​ with any questions or to set up an audition or interview (for technical theatre students) if you would like to bypass Theatre 1 in order to enroll in an upper-level course. If you are hoping to bypass Theatre 1, but cannot currently register for the upper level course, please sign up for Theatre 1 and email Mrs. Tobiason and your counselor to request the change.

HCPSS 2020-2021 Course Catalog

Theatre Arts I

 

Grades 9-12, 1 credit

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The Theatre Arts Program is designed to develop performance and production skills, creative collaboration, and aesthetic appreciation of Theatre at the highest possible level. The process of Theatre Arts study enhances the development of creative and critical thinking skills, affords opportunities to build individual and group work ethics, and increases achievement through both individual and collective efforts. All Theatre Arts courses satisfy the Fine Arts graduation requirement.The Theatre Arts Program affords opportunities in co-curricular productions that allow for mastery and application of performance and production skills taught in Theatre Arts courses.

Theatre Company

 

(Formerly Theatre 2, 3, 3GT, 4GT, AND Technical Theatre 1, 2GT, 3GT)

Grades 9-12, 1 credit

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I or teacher permission

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In this course, students collaborate as a production company working as directors, writers, actors, designers, and technicians on theatrical projects. Exploring plays and theatre processes from a variety of time periods and cultures, students develop performances and designs for production. Students in this course are expected to participate in class project performances. The number of required non-school practices, events, and performances during a school year may not exceed 25. Students are encouraged to be a part of the co-curricular productions.

Musical Theatre Ensemble

(Formerly Musical Theatre 1, 2, 2GT, 3GT)

Grades 9-12, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I or teacher permission
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In this course, students collaborate as a production company working as directors, lyricists, composers, choreographers, actors, designers, and technicians on theatrical projects. Exploring musicals and theatre processes from a variety of time periods and cultures, students develop performances and designs for production. Students in this course are expected to participate in class project performances. The number of required non-school practices, events, and performances during a school year may not exceed 25. Students are encouraged to be a part of the co-curricular productions.

Theatre Apprenticeship GT

Grades 11-12, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I or application
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Theatre Apprenticeship GT trains a new generation of theatre artists through original creation, portfolio development, independent research, task commitment and special topics related to Theatre.  The majority of the class time will be dedicated to production team tasks connected to the co-curricular productions and/or classroom instruction supervised by the Theatre Arts teacher. Students in this course are expected to participate in class project performances. The number of required non-school practices, events, and performances during a school year may not exceed 25. Students are encouraged to be a part of the co-curricular productions.

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