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Theater Foundations I
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Description of Foundations I
There are two basic goals in theatre education: finding meaning in works of theatre art through the study and appreciation of theatre as an art form, and constructing meaning in works of theatre art through the study and skill development of theatre techniques in the creation of that theatre art. This is the entry-level course that introduces these two concepts. No prerequisite course is required.
Explanation of Standards
The Utah State Theatre Arts Core divides each of the goals of theatre education into standards which organize the curriculum into manageable and related units representing the artistry and craft of theatre as well as the critical thinking skills essential to the theatre process. Each standard is broken into objectives, each objective into indicators. A scoring box is placed to the left of each objective. The student scores his or her achievement within each objective using a number ranging from 0 to 10. A legend is provided wherein the student and teacher tally both the average score from the objective boxes and the total number of indicators the class has studied.
Technology requirements for this class include existing school theatre equipment such as fly systems, lighting/sound systems and equipment, and stage craft equipment.
Core Standards of the Course