2017 – 2018 Courses

Theatre Arts

Grades 9 – 12
Semester
Fine Art Directed Elective

Theatre Arts provides an opportunity for students to study all elements of theatre. The class is primarily project and performance based. Students will learn basic skills in acting and performance. Students will also have the opportunity to study what takes place on the backstage side of the production. Students are encouraged to take this class if they are interested in participating in the shows that Bishop Chatard presents each year. Major topics covered in the class are: Improvisation, Pantomime, Voice and Diction, Technical Theatre, Theatre History, and more. Students who are enrolled in Theatre Arts are required to participate in both shows to some capacity. If the student chooses not to be on the cast or crew, he/she must attend at least one set day.

Advanced Theatre Arts

Grades 9 – 12
Semester / Fine Art Directed Elective
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts

Advanced Theatre Arts is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Advanced Theatre Arts read and analyze plays and apply criteria to make informed judgments. They draw on events and experiences to create scripted monologues and scenes, create scenic designs for existing plays, and build characters through observation, improvisation and script analysis. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students explore careers in theatre arts and begin to develop a portfolio of their work. They also attend and critique theatre productions and identify ways to support the theatre in their community.

Technical Theatre

Grades 9 – 12
Semester
Fine Art Directed Elective

Technical Theatre is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Technical Theatre actively engage in the process of designing, building, managing, and implementing the technical aspects of a production. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in the theatre, attend and critique theatrical productions, and recognize the responsibilities and the importance of individual theatre patrons in their community.

Advanced Technical Theatre

Grades 9 – 12
Semester
Fine Art Directed Elective
Prerequisite: Technical Theatre

Advanced Technical Theatre is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Advanced Technical Theatre actively lead and supervise in the process of designing, building, managing, programming, drafting, and implementing the technical aspects of a production. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students investigate technical theatre careers then develop a plan for potential employment or further education through audition, interview or presentation of a portfolio. Students also attend and critique theatrical productions and volunteer to support theatre in their community.

Theatre Production

Grades 10 – 12
Semester, Fall
Fine Art Directed Elective
Prerequisite: Theatre Arts or Technical Theatre

Theatre Production is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Theatre Production take on responsibilities associated with rehearsing and presenting a fully mounted theatre production. They read and analyze plays to prepare for production; conceive and realize a design for a production, including set, lighting, sound and costumes; rehearse and perform roles in a production; and direct or serve as assistant director for a production. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students investigate a theatre arts career then develop a plan for potential employment or further education through audition, interview, or presentation of a portfolio. Students also attend and critique theatrical productions and volunteer to support theatre in their community.