CTE TheatreArts I

CTE Professional Theatre Arts I is an introductory course in the Performing Arts Pathway of the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Sector.  This course introduces the variety of careers in professional theatre.  Students will study a range of professional models from Broadway to regional and community theatre to identify established practices and basic competencies required to create professional theatre. This theatre course introduces students to industry vocabulary, basic acting skills, play analysis, scene study, monologues, and performance/production work.  Through the fundamentals of movement, vocal work, scene work, monologues, and improvisation, students will learn skills that apply to all areas of employment. Those skills include, but are not limited to: confidence, creativity, collaboration, communication, and commitment. With a concentration both on the basic techniques of acting and the more practical side of preparation, this course is applicable for both those who want to break into the acting world and those who want to reach their maximum potential in their professional lives.


This course prepares students to enter post-secondary institutions and satisfies A-G credit completion. This course is needed to complete the pathway sequence. Additionally, in order to meet the metrics of the college and career readiness indicator and students need to take all A-G credit courses.

"The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it is so accidental.  It's so much like life."   - Arthur Miller