Theatre Courses at South Kam
This course is part of an introductory course which exposes students to three elective areas throughout a semester. Students are introduced to basic stage directions and terminology, improvisation, movement, voice, character, theatre games, and scriptwriting. Students will work both individually and collaboratively using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play. This course lasts 4 weeks.
This is a full semester course which combines basic skill building exercises and theatre games with improvisation and formal performance work where students will take creative risks to experience and express thoughts, emotions, and meaning. Other areas of study include stage terminology, basic scenic design, scriptwriting, movement and dance, and acting styles, techniques and genres. The new curriculum core competencies require drama students to use creative processes to explore and create reason and reflect, communicate and document, and connect and expand. There is no prerequisite.
Theatre Company 10
This course is a full semester course that incorporates both improvisation and formal scene work. Students will develop and refine ideas and technical skills to improve the quality of performance pieces including monologues, scenes, and one act plays. The new curriculum core competencies require drama students to use creative processes to explore and create, reason and reflect, communicate and document, and connect and expand. There is no prerequisite.
Theatre Company 11
This is a senior, performance-based course where students demonstrate increasingly sophisticated application of dramatic elements, vocabulary, conventions, and skills. They are required to complete scene and character analyses, and participate as directors and critics. The final project is a mock audition where students must prepare and perform two contrasting monologues. The new curriculum core competencies require drama students to use creative processes to explore and create reason and reflect, communicate and develop personal imagery in drawing and painting materials. Basic and advanced techniques will be taught using a variety of media including graphite, charcoal, pastel, collage, watercolor, mixed media and acrylics. Support will be available for students interested or applying to post secondary visual art programs. Describe and analyze, using discipline specific language, how artists use materials, technologies, processes, and environments in 2D art making. Student artists will maintain a sketchbook as idea development.
Theatre Company 12
This course is the pinnacle of the Theatre Arts program where students apply critical, creative, and reflective thinking skills in performances. Cold readings, monologues, and a comic scene unit round out the course. The new curriculum core competencies require drama students to use creative processes to explore and create, reason and reflect, communicate and document, and connect and expand.
Film & Television 11/12
This course looks to analyze and create moving pictures. Students will produce their own moving pictures in a variety of assignments and genres (from commercials to short films), learning to select and combine moving picture elements, techniques, technologies, and processes. Students will also learn how to film and use video editing software. Students will also learn a brief history of film, and will watch a range of films in different genres for analysis
Theatre Performance: Directing & Playwriting 11/12
This course puts students in the role of director as they work with the Acting 11 students. Student directors learn and use theatrical terminology; create and develop short, original scripts and monologues; select, cast and direct published formal scenes; assist actors in character development and script analysis; prepare ground plans and lighting plots; and operate lighting and sound equipment for performances.
Career Life Connections 12: Theatre Production
This career based program is designed for students interested in exploring Theatre Arts and related careers in arts and culture industries. Students investigate strategies through all aspects of theatre (acting, tech-sound, light, crew, stage management, producing) to fulfill the capstone component for graduation requirements of the Career Life Connections Course. Students will use this course to put on the Spring Production, from beginning to end, including budget, production, stage design, acting, auditions, rehearsals etc.
Teaching Assistant: Drama 11/12
Students may TA in a variety of classrooms, including drama. Students must be well organized, helpful, and responsible and have good attendance. A limited number of positions are available for approved students. Application forms are available in the counselling office. Drama TA's will normally being helping a grade 8 drama course. Must have teacher permission.
Note, grades are often combined in to one class. For example Drama 9/10 or Theatre Company 11/12.