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Theater Foundations IV
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Description of Foundations IV
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. To these concepts this course adds depth as well as breadth through the study of scripting suspense; establishing historical and cultural worlds (Shakespeare); using accents and dialects; emotional connection; subtext; symbolic design; theatre careers; the directing concepts of vision, staging, and producing; play reviews; arts integration within a dramatic presentation; and advanced theatre assessment strategies. The prerequisite for this course is Foundations I, II, or III (1800, 1810, or 1820).
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