This course builds on the skills developed in Musical 1, 2, and 3 and provides advanced instruction on job skills required in the world of Theatrical Production. Students will continue to develop skills in Directing, Choreography, Vocal Direction and Theatrical Design. They will also be responsible for obtaining a professional internship in theatre arts with a local theatre company (the instructor will assist students using district connections and resources). They will keep a weekly journal detailing their learning and experiences and a resource binder showing the job skills they have acquired.
Students will also take a business or logistic leadership role (Director, Producer, Stage Manager) for at least one public performance assignment. Students will also take a leadership role outside of class activities (such as an open audition play or performance events). Students develop multiple organizational and non-artistic skills such as schedule planning, interpersonal problem solving, peer direction and leadership, and working collaboratively with others (both students and teachers).
Students rounds out their education by spending a minimum of 10 hours working on large scale productions in the area of patron services and technical theatre. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre 3
Course # 17796
Course Term: Yearlong
Grade Levels: 12
Graduation Credit: Visual & Performing Arts General electives
CSU/UC: Visual & Performing Arts(f) Electives(g)