Drama Courses

**Renaissance Academy Drama Courses**


4th and 6th Grade Drama:
4th and 6th grade students have the amazing opportunity to study acting at a young age!  They begin by learning the fundamentals of improvisational acting and transition into scripted acting later in the school year.  Students perform in short acting scenes and a final reader’s theatre style class play at the end of the year.

Middle School Acting:
Middle school students who choose acting as an elective have the opportunity to work on their performance skills at the intermediate level.  The class focuses on acting scenes as the foundation for the development of emotional expression, characterization, and effective vocalization.  Students also participate in a dramatic literature unit and finish the year by performing in a class play.

High School Acting and Performance:
Students who have a deep passion for acting can elect to study the craft of acting at an intermediate to advanced level.  The class focuses on the development of authentic acting through the utilization of acting scenes and character development exercises.  Students are given an abundance of performance opportunities that will allow them to grow as performers and human beings.

High School Comedy:
This class is ideal for any student with a sense of humor!  Students learn the fundamentals of comedy and have ample opportunities to perform their own written comedic work.  Areas of study include improvisation, sketch comedy, and stand-up comedy.

High School Film:
Students will view and critique films from the 1920s to the present, beginning with Charlie Chaplin and the Silent Film Era.  Chronologically, students will examine the elements of plot, character, and theme within a diverse variety of film genres.  Students will be given plentiful opportunities to present their creative and analytical film critiques in both written and oral form.