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Arts, Media, and Entertainment Sector

Of all the career industries, the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector requires perhaps the greatest cross-disciplinary interaction because the work in this sector has a propensity to be largely project-based, requiring both independent work and interdependent management skills for career success. New technologies are also constantly reshaping the boundaries and skill sets of many arts career pathways. Consequently, core arts-sector occupations demand constantly varying combinations of artistic imagination, metaphoric representation, symbolic connections, and technical skills. Successful career preparation involves both broad and in-depth academic and technical preparation as well as the cultivation of twenty-first-century skill assets, such as flexibility, problem-solving abilities, and interpersonal skills. Careers in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector fall into four general pathways: Design, Visual, and Media Arts; Performing Arts; Production and Managerial Arts; and Game Design and Integration. The anchor and pathway standards make explicit the appropriate knowledge, skills, and practical experience students should have in order to pursue their chosen profession, whether that profession requires postsecondary education, graduate training, or apprenticeship.

 

Performing Arts Pathway

The Performing Arts pathway focuses on the direct creation of art and entertainment by the individual artist instead of through a secondary physical medium. Performing artists are themselves the medium of creative expression.

 

Introduction

Introduction to Theatre

 

Concentration

Advanced Acting: Stage & Film

 

Capstone

Technical Theatre

Courses

Introduction to Theatre
This is an introductory course into the world of theatre arts. Students in this course will experience a sampling of basic elements of theatre including: exploration of script writing & analysis, design elements such as costuming, set & sound design, and history of theatre & cultural contributions to contemporary production, performance, etc. Students will develop their ability to work collaboratively through small group and class projects. Students will develop skills of aesthetic perception, analysis and critique of performance. The student will also explore stage movement, voice control, and presentation skills.
Advanced Acting: Stage & Film
This advanced level class offers students an in-depth exploration of acting techniques for live theatrical performance and for film. This course will expand on existing knowledge of theatre performance such as choreography, stage movement, vocal & physical training, character development, and ensemble work. This course will also delve into acting techniques specific to work in film. Students will be required to play a significant role in developing theatrical productions and film projects via requirements to be actively involved in class productions. Students will work with script creation and analysis as a means of furthering their performance skills. Students will develop collaborative skills through work as a class and in small groups on a variety of film and stage projects throughout the year and will be offered opportunities to further their growth outside the classroom setting.
Technical Theatre
This advanced level class offers students an in-depth study of technical theatre through practical application. The course is designed as an exploration of the “behind the scenes” elements of production. This course will expand on existing knowledge of technical theatre in areas of costuming (design & production), stagecraft (set design & construction), lighting & sound design, by offering students the opportunity to work hands-on in these areas. Students will learn how to practically apply their knowledge in areas of technical theatre to stage productions and will create technical pieces to be used in school productions. This course will also cover practical applications in the areas of stage management, directing, crew management, and other positions related to the production side of theatre. Students will be required to play a significant role in developing theatrical productions and film projects via requirements to be actively involved in class productions. Students will develop collaborative skills through work as a class and in small groups on a variety of film and stage projects throughout the year, and will be offered opportunities to further their growth outside the classroom.

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Entry Level Careers

(with high school diploma)

Disc Jockey
Actor
Announcer
Voice-over Artist
Stunt Double

Technical Level Careers

(with AA or AS degree or certificate)

Actor
Music Minister
Radio/Television Broadcaster

Professional Level Careers

(with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher)

Musical Accompanist
Music Director/ Conductor
Acoustician
Film Composer
Choreographer

Resources

California Department of Education CTE Standards for Arts, Media, and Entertainment Sector

California Career Cafe


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