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Fine Arts - Secondary Curriculum Secondary Theatre - Level 2
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand: CREATE (L2.T.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate, develop and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine drama works (Standards L2.T.CR.1-8).

Standard L2.T.CR.1:
Develop imagination to create artistic ideas and work.

Standard L2.T.CR.2:
Conduct research to inform the design of sets, costumes, sound, and lighting for a dramatic production.

Standard L2.T.CR.3:
Develop and synthesize original ideas in a drama/theatre work utilizing critical analysis, historical and cultural context, research, and Western or non-Western theatre traditions.

Standard L2.T.CR.4:
Cooperate as a creative team to make interpretive choices for a drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.CR.5:
Explore physical, vocal, and emotional choices to develop a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant in a drama/ theatre work.

Standard L2.T.CR.6:
Investigate historical and cultural conventions and their impact on the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.CR.7:
Use the rehearsal process to analyze the dramatic concept and technical design elements of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.CR.8:
Generate ideas from research and script analysis to devise a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant in a drama/ theatre work.

Strand: PERFORM (L2.R.P.)
Students will analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for performance. They will develop techniques and concepts to refine artistic work and express meaning through the presentation of theatre works (Standards L2.T.P.1-9).

Standard L2.T.P.1:
Develop the character, setting, and essential events in a story or script that make up the dramatic structure in a drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.P.2:
Share leadership and responsibilities to develop collaborative goals when preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.P.3:
Observe, listen, and respond in character to other actors throughout a scripted or improvised scene.

Standard L2.T.P.4:
Use body to communicate meaning through space, shape, energy, and gesture.

Standard L2.T.P.5:
Use voice to communicate meaning through volume, pitch, tone, rate of speed, and vocal clarity.

Standard L2.T.P.6:
Use imagination to inform artistic choices.

Standard L2.T.P.7:
Understand and apply technical elements to enhance activities and dramatizations.

Standard L2.T.P.8:
Explore various kinds of stage spaces, stage directions, areas of the stage and blocking techniques.

Standard L2.T.P.9:
Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.

Strand: RESPOND (L2.T.R.)
Students will perceive and analyze artistic work and process. They will interpret intent and meaning and apply criteria to evaluate artistic work and process (Standards L2.T.R.1-8).

Standard L2.T.R.1:
Attend live performances of extended length and complexity; demonstrate an understanding of the protocols of audience behavior appropriate to the style of the performance.

Standard L2.T.R.2:
Evaluate responses based on personal experiences when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.R.3:
Critique a drama/theatre work and how it communicates a specific purpose to an audience.

Standard L2.T.R.4:
Demonstrate the ability to receive and act upon coaching, feedback, and constructive criticism.

Standard L2.T.R.5:
Analyze and assess a drama/theatre work by connecting it to art forms, history, culture, and other disciplines using supporting evidence and criteria.

Standard L2.T.R.6:
Develop detailed supporting evidence and criteria to reinforce and defend artistic choices when participating in or observing a drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.R.7:
Analyze why artistic choices are made in a drama/theatre work.

Standard L2.T.R.8:
Apply appropriate theatre terminology to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one's own or the group's work.

Strand: CONNECT (L2.T.CO.)
Students will synthesize and relate knowledge from personal and collaborative experiences to make and receive art. They will relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding (Standards L2.T.CO.1-3).

Standard L2.T.CO.1:
Choose and interpret a drama/theatre work to reflect or question personal beliefs.

Standard L2.T.CO.2:
Formulate creative choices for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work based on theatre research about the selected topic.

Standard L2.T.CO.3:
Examine contemporary social, cultural, or global issues through different forms of drama/theatre work.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Tim  Stack and see the Fine Arts - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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