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Stage & Screen Pathways

Stage & Screen students create design, produce & perform full length theatrical works.

Stage & Screen students create documentary and creative short films.

The exciting worlds of Hollywood & Braodway come to life in the Stage & Screen Pathway. Focus on discovering and developing your creative voice as you learn the practical steps to producing all aspects of live and recorded entertainment.
STAGE & SCREEN patwhay SEQUENCE

STAGE & SCREEN patwhay SEQUENCE

Presently two pathways (Theatre & Film), steps are being made to bring them together in a unified study of the world of arts, media & entertainment!
CTE Stage & Screen pathways Flowchart
GRADE COURSES     
9,10,11   Introduction to Professional Theatre or Intro to Video Production    
10,11,12  Advanced Theatre Performance or Advanced Video Production    
In order for a student to maximize their industry readiness and to receive a CTE pathway graduation cord, they will need to complete all courses within the pathway.    
Classes must be taken in sequential order.    
Introduction to Professional Theatre
Tune up your social skills with an interactive exploration of all things theatre: Working as a Creative Artist, Exploring Theatre History, Techniques in Acting, and Design and Technical Theatre. Explore the creative process through script writing and performance, individual and group projects, and inquiry based dives into the creative world of making something out of nothing and bringing shows from page to stage. In-class performance & presentation is mandatory. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.
 
Advanced Theatre Performance
Further your study of theatrical production through the experience of creating a number of productions from inspiration through to closing night. Design concepts will grow into practical fabrication of costumes, sets, and props, and progress into the technical running of performances. Alongside, acting techniques will take center stage as rolls will be cast, rehearsed, and performed in a number of theatrical styles and local venues. Ready yourself to be cast or crew at a theater festival, a fully realized play, the school's spring musical, and in a local tour to bring the performing arts to kids. Required: 24 hours minimum participation in public performance as cast or crew member. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.
 
Beginning Video Production
An entry level course where students learn the basics of creativity, visual thinking, and the practical aspects of filmmaking.  Units of focus include: Working as a Creative Artist, the History of Film, the Language of Film, and Film as Expression. Practical skills include, use of video cameras and types of shots, digital video editing using WeVideo, storytelling through character and world creation, screenplay writing, storyboarding, graphic design, communication and collaboration. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.
Advanced Video Production
Advanced students will extend their filmmaking pathway through the exploration of a series of documentaries and creative short films. Propel your creative ingenuity as you collaborate to create fully realized short films for the annual Raider Studios Film Festival. Editing skills beyond WeVdieo will be explored by learning Adobe Premiere and After Effects, software that is used by professionals in television and movie production. Required: out of class hours to film individually and in collaborative groups. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.
UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS PATHWAY

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS PATHWAY

 
PROJECT BASED LEARNING Write & Perfrom Monologues, Duos, Scenes
Design & Present Theatrical Designs
Audition, Rehearse, Perfrom: Full Length Play, Musical, One Act Play
Produce Storybook Theatre
GUESTS & MENTORS Greg Alexander, B Street Theatre
David McCain, KMAX Good Day Sacramento
Kathleen Poe, Sacramento City College
Mike Poe, West Sacramento Black Box Theatre
Dominicque Robinson, Graphiix Project
Gina Smith, California Music Theatre
Michael Stevenson, Capital Stage
FEILD TRIPS & ACTIVITIES
Attend Local & Touring Theatre 
Lenaea High School Theatre Festival
Drama-Thon
Mini-Golf Tournament
COMPETITIONS
Lenaea High School Theatre Festival
Various Film Festivals
FUNDRAISING SnapRAISE online sponsors
Program Advertising
Ticket & Merchandise Sales
CTSO MEMBERSHIP Internatial Thespian Society
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES West Sacramento Home Run (eligible at 16 years of age and completion of 2 courses in a pathway)
GRADUATION HONORS Stole, cord, pin(s) based on induction and rank status
 
BENEFITS OF TAKING THIS PATHWAY

BENEFITS OF TAKING THIS PATHWAY

From design thinking, to creative writing, practical application of building and logistical planning, and our course performance, the art of making something out of nothing is utilizing industry standard methods and equipment, pathway participants experience roles center stage, backstage, and beyond as they produce both original and published works. Exploring the history of theatre students will learn about the impact theatre has had our our culture as well as discover career opportunities available in the world of production, design, and performance. Students accomplishing the pathway will enter college or the workforce with resume building skills like leadership, presentation ability, writing and design strengths, as well as technical knowledge of theatre equipment and performance techniques. 
 
Utilizing industry standard equipment and editing software, pathway participants experience roles in front of and behind the camera as they produce both narrative and documentary films. Exploring the history of film students will learn about the impact of changing technology and the career opportunities available in the world of film, design, and broadcasting. Students accomplishing the pathway will enter college or the workforce with resume building skills like leadership, presentation ability, writing and design strengths, as well as technical knowledge of film equipment and computing and editing software. 
POTENTIAL CAREERS

POTENTIAL CAREERS

High School Diploma  2 Year
College Degree 
4 Year
College Degree
Actor Actor Actor
Lighting Technician Audio/Video Technician Art Director 
Makeup Artist  Board Operator  Casting Director
Stagehand Broadcast Engineer Costume Designer 
Voice-over Artist Grip Creative Director
Announcer  Television Technician Theatre Director 
Electronic Operator  Special Effects Technician Fashion Designer 
Camera Technician Video Coordinator Lighting Designer
Broadcast Technician Video Editor  Playwright
  Video Effects Editor Press Agent
    Critic - Broadcasting
    Film Director
    Production Coordinator
    Screenwriter
    Special Effects Designer
    Television Producer
    Television Reporter/Anchor
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