The Drama Academy

  • FOCUS AREA INTRODUCTION:

    The Visual and Performing Arts Academy Drama Focus is committed to developing performance abilities in, an appreciation for, and knowledge of the Dramatic Arts. Through a variety of activities students in the Drama Focus will identify, design, analyze and evaluate all aspects of theatrical and multi-media productions. 

    FOCUS AREA PHILOSOPHY:

    The VPAA Drama Focus Curriculum is centered on the production process, including the knowledge, skills, and proper preparation steps necessary to achieve a successful performance. Rehearsal and performance experience interwoven with research and method study provides students with an engaging and challenging study of Dramatic Arts. 

    FOCUS AREA GOALS:

    • To further develop students’ natural talent and interest in Drama
    • To teach the fundamentals of stage acting, including movement, voice, and presence.
    • To develop an appreciation for, and understanding of Technical Theatre, including set design, lighting, sound, costumes, props and make-up.
    • To achieve the necessary skills in order to select, organize, direct and evaluate theatrical and video productions.
    • To discover the critical role of the preparation process for all performance styles.

    FOCUS AREA INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:

    • Students will study a variety of acting styles, including comedy, drama, and improvisation.
    • Students will prepare and perform multi-facetted works, including monologs, group scenes, pantomimes, and videos.
    • Students will learn theatrical make-up techniques, including those techniques used in ?lm and theatre, for characters and special effects.
    • Students will develop skills needed throughout the theatrical production process, including auditions, rehearsals, technical requirements, and performance.
    • Students will develop skills needed throughout the video production process, including storyboards, camera techniques, and editing.
    • Students will develop the ability to judge their own performance, as well as the performances of others, based on knowledge and experience of the process.

    Drama Instructor

    Reddy Andren, ext. 4502

    Drama Rubric

    Drama Application