This year-long course builds on the fundamentals of drama and allows students to pursue their interest in theater at an advanced level. Students have an opportunity to investigate scene study, theater around the world and improvisation. Students conceive and develop ideas that lead to compelling and authentic written and dramatic narratives. In addition, they bolster acting and directing skills in both improvised and scripted scenes. This course is truly designed to provide students with a diverse and lasting experience in theater. This course combines students from seventh and eighth grade and represents a two-year curriculum in theater arts. Students may take the course in either grade as a stand-alone course; many students entering in seventh grade take Theater Arts again in eighth grade to experience the full two-year course progression.