Grade 8 -- Dramatic and Performing Arts
As a follow up to the seventh grade course, students will become acquainted with stagecraft, the technical side of the imaginary world of actors. Stagecraft is divided into six areas of nonverbal information: costumes and makeup, scenery and props, and lastly, lighting and sound. The basic principles of these six areas will be examined along with the responsibilities of the production staff. The course will begin with a review of the seventh grade curriculum followed by units on the production process, what happens behind the scenes and the culminating performance where it all comes together in a skit or one-act play.