This course is designed to offer an introduction to various aspects of acting. It will include basic acting principles, basic vocal production, pantomime, improvisation, character and play analysis. Students will perform creatively from monologues, scene studies, and one-act plays.
This course will give students an understanding of the 2D & 3D artistic aspects of a theatre production. They will learn the fundamentals of scenic painting, props design and construction, and costume design and construction. They will also explore creating set and costume designs for productions.
This course will give students an introduction to aspects of filmmaking including elements of film theory; basics of directing; film composition, including lighting, camera work, sound design, and editing; and an introduction to careers available in filmmaking. Students will use their knowledge to create multiple short film projects to present in class as well as during Marian’s spring Evening of the Arts event.
This is an intermediate level acting class for students to improve their acting, communication, and public speaking skills. The focus is to prepare an ensemble performance and learn how to produce a children’s play or a variety of short scenes and to perform our production at feeder schools, nursing home, or at any outside venue.
Improvisation is an excellent tool for becoming a better actor. This course will also focus on the basics of improvisation and help students work on their acting skills. Learn techniques to think quickly on your feet, be more spontaneous, more focused, and more creative.
This course is acting and directing one act plays to showcase to the public at the end of the semester. This class is devoted to the preparation and performance of a variety of plays where students take full responsibility for scheduling, rehearsing, costuming, lighting, sets, props, sound, publicity and make-up.
This class will also teach students the basic techniques of directing a production. Students will learn how to analyze a script, block movement, prepare a director’s book/prompt book, production preparation, audition, and casting. This class will also use improvisation and theatre games as part of acting techniques to teach concepts.
Students interested in taking Fine Arts courses should reach out to their guidance counselor for details. Courses take place at Marian High School.