SSIS Link Handbook Compendium EA Courses & Curriculum ED HS Course of Studies 07 High School Courses 06 Fine and Performing Arts 3 Theater

3 Theater

    Theater 1

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite: Willingness to work collaboratively

    Homework: LIGHT

    This introductory Theater class will be largely practical with an equal emphasis on both performance and theater design. Students will be expected to work together as a professional theater company and to take responsibility for each aspect of work related to their performance. These will include theater design, acting, budgeting and marketing. Students will learn how to interpret pre-existing scripts, devise their own dramas and stage their own ideas both creatively and effectively. Students will learn how to perform on stage as well as develop technical skills such as stage lighting, sound, costume and makeup, prop and set design. Students will be given opportunities to focus on either design or performance skills during the year but must be prepared to try everything. This course aims to give students a solid foundation in theater. Although no experience is necessary, students will need to commit to some extracurricular time and be prepared to work as part of a team.

    Theater 2

    Grade: 10, 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite: Theater 1, Teacher recommendation

    Homework: LIGHT

    This Theater class is designed for second year students who have already completed one full year in Theater 1 at SSIS. The course will be largely practical with an equal emphasis on both performance and theater design. The course will also include more academic studies of texts, practitioners and methodologies from a theater director’s perspective in preparation for the IB Diploma Theater Arts course. Students will be expected to work together as a professional theater company and to take responsibility for each aspect of work related to their performances.

    IB Theater SL, Year 1

    Grade: 11 and 12    Length: First of 2 years    Credit: 1.0                 

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE

    For IB Theater SL course specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/theatresl2016englishw.pdf

    The IB Diploma Program Theater course is a multifaceted theater-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theater as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble.  Through research and practical exploration, students will explore play texts and theatrical traditions from around the world. Students will take part in devised and scripted performances and write a director’s notebook to document their progress. They will research different traditions and theories and practically explore them. The program is a 2 year course.

    IB Theater HL, Year 1

    Grade: 11 and 12   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                   

    Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE

    For IB Theater HL course specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/theatrehl2016englishw.pdf

    The IB Diploma Program Theater course is a multifaceted theater-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theater as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble.  Through research and practical exploration, students will explore play texts and theatrical traditions from around the world. Students will take part in devised and scripted performances and write a director’s notebook to document their progress. They will research different traditions and theories and practically explore them. The program is a 2 year course. The difference between the SL and HL course is that HL students are expected to research, apply and present scenes using the ideas of a chosen theatrical theorist. The SL students in the group will assist in the performance.

    IB Theater SL, Year 2

    Grade: 12    Length: Second of 2 years    Credit: 1.0                   

    Prerequisite: IB Theater SL Year 1 and teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE to HEAVY

    For IB Theater SL course specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/theatresl2016englishw.pdfIn the second year of the SL Theater course, students will complete their three formal assessments. These assessments will comprise of the Director’s notebook, Research presentation and Collaborative project. The three components of the course are student led and students must work independently in the second year of study with the exception of the Collaborative project. Students will begin planning for these assessments during the summer months and complete the work in three carefully structured time allocations during the course of the year. The work will be submitted to the IBO by the beginning of March 2018. All practical work will be documented and written reports and ongoing documentation will be vital to students success.

    IB Theater HL, Year 2

    Grade: 12     Length: Second of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                   

    Prerequisite:  IB Theater HL Year 1 and teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE to HEAVY

    For IB Theater HL course specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/theatrehl2016englishw.pdf

    In the second year of the Theater course, HL students will complete their four formal assessments. These assessments will comprise of the Solo performance, Director’s notebook, Research presentation and Collaborative project. The four components of the course are student led and students must work independently in the second year of study with the exception of the Collaborative project. Students will begin planning for these assessments during the summer months and complete the work in four carefully structured time allocations during the course of the year. The work will be submitted to the IBO by the beginning of March 2018. All practical work will be documented and written reports and ongoing documentation will be vital to students success.

    The difference between the SL and HL course is that HL students are expected to research, apply and present scenes using the ideas of a chosen theatrical theorist. The SL students in the group will assist in the performance.

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