High Theatre, Cinema, & Film Production
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments, 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Lights, camera, action!
In Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production, students explore the elements of theatre and cinematic techniques used by those who create performance productions. Students compare the elements in theatre and film that serve the story and articulate the theme. Students also reflect on the historical and cultural influences on productions and how those influences affect audiences. This course offers a detailed view of the creative, performance, and technical operations of theatre and film. Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production provides an elective credit and fulfills the performing/fine art requirement for high school graduation.
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- Genres of theatre and film
- Similarities and differences between theatre and other performance media
- Plot structure
- Aristotle’s Poetics
- Cultural and historical influences on theatre
- Culturally significant theatrical works
- Purpose of theatre and film
- Effects of personal experience, culture, and current events on individual responses to theatrical works
- Development of life skills through participation in theatre
- Jobs in theatre and film production
- Similarities and differences between film and television
- Societal, cultural, historical, and political influences on film and television
- Historical inaccuracies in theatre and film
- Controversial works
- Playwriting process
- Structural elements of a dramatic text
- Similarities and differences between a script and the final product
- Elements of lighting for theatre and film
- Music and sound for theatre and film
- Scene design elements for theatre
- Camera shots and angles for film
- Costume, makeup, and hair design
- Historical and geographic accuracy in design elements
- Audition process
- Directing for theatre and film
- Rehearsal process
- Promotional materials
- Reciprocal relationship between the actor’s performance and audience’s reaction
- Critiquing film and theatrical productions
There are no required materials to purchase. However, students will be required to access live or professionally filmed theatrical productions, films, and episodic series for assessments. Possible options and suggestions for locating these materials are provided in the course.
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
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