Virginia State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 10
VA.M.IAR. Instrumental Music (Artist Level)
M1.IAR. Performance and Production
M1.IAR.15. The student will improvise a melody to a 12-bar blues progression.
VA.T.M. Theater (Middle School Exploratory Dramatics)
TI.M. Performance and Production
T1.M.3. The student will demonstrate acting skills by
T1.M.3.1. Vocal production-projection and articulation;
T2.M. Cultural Context and Theatre History
T2.M.7. The student will demonstrate an awareness of a variety of historical and cultural concepts, using dramatic activities.
VA.TI. Theatre Arts I (Introduction to Theatre)
T1.TI. Performance and Production
T1.TI.4. The student will understand and apply principles of technical theatre by
T1.TI.4.3. Identifying the responsibilities of technical personnel, including designers, builders, and operators;
T2.TI Cultural Context and Theatre History
T2.TI.8. The student will reflect on life in historical times, places, and cultures by
T2.TI.8.3. Demonstrating knowledge of theatrical institutions and opportunities available in the community and the commonwealth.
T3.TI Judgment and Criticism
T3.TI.11. The student will view and analyze live performances and make informed responses by
T3.TI.11.1. Identifying the elements of production-directing, design, and acting;
VA.TII. Theatre Arts II (Dramatic Literature and Theatre History)
T1.TII. Performance and Production
T1.TII.3. The student will apply the creative process to the skills of storytelling, acting, and playwriting by:
T1.TII.3.2. Making vocal and physical choices that represent characterization, conflict, and production style;
T1.TII.5. The student will apply principles of directing by
T1.TII.5.3. Communicating directorial choices, including pacing, mood, concept, and style;
T1.TII.5.5. Evaluating choices made in the directorial process.
T1.TII.6. The student will explore and demonstrate skills and principles of technical theatre by
T1.TII.6.2. Applying the components, functions, and operations of technical theatre elements, including lighting, scenery, costuming, makeup, properties, and sound;
T1.TII.8. The student will demonstrate skill in communicating concepts and information through the study of theatre arts by
T1.TII.8.1. Generating a variety of theatre experiences, using various resources, media materials, and available technology; and
T1.TII.8.2. Researching current theatrical institutions and opportunities available in the community, commonwealth, and world.
T2.TII. Cultural Context and Theatre History
T2.TII.9. The student will identify major stylistic movements and connections to historical periods, including classical, Renaissance, Elizabethan, modern, and contemporary, by
T2.TII.9.2. Identifying, researching, and analyzing symbolism and cultural and historical clues in dramatic texts; and
T2.TII.9.3. Researching and describing historical production designs, techniques, and performances from various cultures.
T2.TII.10. The student will trace the development of technical theatre by
T2.TII.10.2. Analyzing a variety of dramatic texts to determine their production requirements by referencing historical and cultural contexts.
T2.TII.11. The student will describe how theatre is similar to and different from other art forms, other fields of knowledge, and literary genres by
T2.TII.11.1. Identifying characteristics and comparing the presentation of characters, environments, and actions in theatre and other art forms;
VA.TIII. Theatre Arts III (Intermediate Acting and Playwriting)
T1.TIII. Performance and Production
T1.TIII.2. The student will exhibit independence, discipline, and commitment to the theatre process through work on assigned projects and productions.
T1.TIII.6. The student will explore playwriting by writing monologues, dialogues, scenes, and short plays that
T1.TIII.6.1. Exhibit unique character voices;
T1.TIII.7. The student will demonstrate the principles of design by
T1.TIII.7.4. Rendering lighting plots and costume plates for a stage or film/video;
VA.AI. Visual Arts (Art I: Art Foundations)
V1.AI. Visual Communication and Production
V1.AI.6. The student will produce works of art that demonstrate an understanding of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art media, with emphases on drawing, painting, and sculpture.