Course Syllabus

Intermediate Theater (Theatre II)

Instructor: Todd Ford


Course Objective

 Intermediate Theater is designed to expand on what students learned in Beginning Theater. Students will learn about all areas of theater including acting and technical theater. Students will also learn how to assemble a professional resume and evaluate each others work.


Theatre Arts Goals and Objective:

North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Theatre Arts


Tentative Course Overview

  •  Vocal & Physical Warm Ups Reasoning and Practice
  • Monologue
  • Modern scene work (two person scenes)
    • Reflective journal
    • Script analysis
  • Evolution of acting (constant)
    • Timeline
  • The Bore by Moliere
    • Perform a memorized monologue from the text
  • Modern scene work (two person scenes)
    • Journal
    • Script analysis
  • Playwriting Unit Short Plays
  • Theatre Showcase November 19th Children's Theatre Piece TBD December 10th
    • During rehearsals for the class show students will receive a daily rehearsal grade.  If a student misses a rehearsal they will be required to watch a video clip of a play, provided on canvas, and write a five sentence summary per day missed.
  • Comedia Dell’Arte
  • Production concept
    • Lighting design
    • Costume design
    • Set design (white models)
    • Production scheduling
  • Directing two person scenes
    • Prompt book
    • Rehearsal types
  • Neil Simon


Mandatory Events:


Theatre II's performance opportunity will be Theatre Showcase November 19th a children's theatre piece which will be announced in the future on December 10th. All students will be required to perform in the piece on November 19th and December 10th. Student will report to the school at 6:00 PM and the performance will being at 7:00 PM. If a student cannot perform due to unavoidable circumstances you must notify Mr. Ford four weeks in advanced so an alternate assignment can be assigned except in emergency situtions.


Assessments and Assignments:

Students will  be assessed in a variety of ways including but not limited to in class performances, public performances, written tests, projects and written essays.


Make Up Work Procedures:

Students will have two days to make up any work they have missed due to absence. Students may turn in late work wit a deduction of one letter grade per day up to three days after the assignments due date. Missed rehearsals will be made up using the procedure described in the class topics section.


Classroom Expectations:

  • Be on time
  • Bring Necessary Materials to Class
  • Take responsibility for yourself
  • Be Courteous
  • Follow stated procedures for entry and exit of the classroom


Canvas: The majority of assignments not completed on paper will be submitted on our learning platform, Canvas. Assignments can be submitted a variety of ways including, uploading files, typing into text boxes, and sharing Google documents/presentations. Students will be shown how to submit assignments on Canvas as needed. Individual assignments will indicate which method of submission on Canvas is expected. If students need a refresher or have questions, they can access the Canvas Student Guide for specific instructions. It is the student's responsibility to ensure assignments are submitted on time and to contact the instructor if there is a problem. Please note that student activity is logged while in Canvas so instructors will be able to see if the student opened the assignment, if there was any activity including a log of student activities during on-line tests and quizzes. Students are not allowed to leave the testing window during assessments. Doing so is considered cheating and will be handled as set forth in the Porter Ridge HS handbook.


NOTICE: Although many assignments are submitted and graded in our learning platform, Canvas, the "final" grades shown may not be properly weighted and do not contain assignments that were not graded in Canvas. For the student's official grades, please continue to access the parent portal through Powerschool. Login information is usually sent home with the students at the beginning of the year, and should be the same as last year. If you need assistance accessing the parent portal, please contact the school.


Necessary Materials

 Loose leaf notebook paper

Pens or pencils

A student makeup kit (details will be given the first week of school)


Grading Scale:

 90-100               A

80-89                   B

70-79                   C

60-69                   D

0-59                       F


Grade breakdown:

Homework 30%

Tests and Projects 50%

Journals 20%

*Class performances will be counted as three test grades.


Tutoring Hours:

3:00-3:45 Monday and Wednesday



EmpowerED Family Portal

 (Links to an external site.)

North Carolina Theatre Conference Website

 (Links to an external site.)


Contact Information:


Phone: 704-292-7662


Course Summary:

Date Details Due