• Teacher

    James Griffin

Career Opportunities

Professional Acting Courses

  • Advanced Digital Photography

    Grades 10, 11, 12                                                                                                                                           

    This is an intermediate course in photography. Traditional skills in the technical aspects of photography will be reviewed and the usage of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom will be expanded. Students will explore technical, artistic, and commercial aspects of photography, including advertising and fashion, photojournalism and documentary, portraiture, sports, photomontage, and mixed media.  The course will include on and off camera flash techniques, studio strobe usage, advanced digital camera operations, and further the experience with supported software. Class time will enable students to work on independent and cooperative explorations. Assignments are designed to help explore options for technical control as well as visual experimentation. Technical concepts are demonstrated and practiced. The class will also explore numerous experimental and alternative photographic methods in shooting, processing, and printing. Students will produce their own website to display their work and prepare a portfolio of work to post and exhibit.

    CTE Drama 1

    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

    This is an introductory course to the various aspects of drama. Students will experience activities in the areas of concentration, pantomime, and improvisation; fundamentals of acting and use of body; theater history and related literature; structure of plays and play production. All performance activities are in-class.

    CTE Drama 2

    Grades 10, 11, 12

    A continuation of Drama I, emphasis is on preparing and performing skits and dramatic scenes. This course advances the theoretical and practical lessons of Drama I and explores improvisation, directing, play writing, dramatic criticism, set construction, costuming, and make-up and production/management techniques. Students will create written and pictorial portfolios. This course may be repeated for credit.

    Professional Actor

    Grades 11, 12

    This course concentrates on refining acting skills. Emphasis will be on interpretation and technique, analysis of character and motivation, application of master dramatist’s theories to their work, direction and stage aesthetics. Professional Actor requires students to study techniques and plays in depth from specific acting theorists and techniques and present scenes and plays using those specific theories and techniques. Through this course, students will: Understand the role that drama has played in society, community dialogue, personal healing, and bringing public attention to historical events and social ills. This is a one-year course. Students will participate in acting monologue examinations and techniques analyzed within the course.