DRAMA CURRICULUM

At Saint Joseph’s Private Episcopal Academy, The Drama curriculum focuses on performance goals. In additional to the public, out of class requirements and the annual school production, the curriculum is complemented by in-class study through performance in the areas of pantomime, improvisation, proper voice, blocking, and stage movement. These activities help to free students' creativity and to develop technical skills on stage. The first semester prepares all students to feel comfortable enough to be involved in some area with the second semester play.

Specific learning objectives for students of Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Academy include the following:

  • Stage Terms

  • Communication Visibility

  • Use of Props

  • Scene Presentation

  • Story Telling

  • Characterization

  • Make-up

  • Pace/Projection/Articulation

  • Poise in Body and Voice in Public Speaking