Virginia State Standards for Arts Education: Grade 9
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.3. The student will apply the creative process to the skills of storytelling, acting, and playwriting by:
T1.TI.3.1. Using an acting vocabulary that includes terminology for blocking and character development;
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;
T1.TI.4.5. Practicing ethical use of available technology and resources.
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.9. The student will give and integrate constructive criticism by
T3.TI.9.1. Developing and using appropriate theatre arts vocabulary;
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.5. The student will investigate basic film/video production, including camera techniques, appropriate terminology, screenplays, acting for the camera, and the editing process.
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.
V1.AI.8. The student will create works of art that represent originality, personal expression, and craftsmanship.
V2.AI. Cultural Context and Art History
V2.AI.11. The student will describe and discuss various art-related careers (e.g., art historian, art critic, museum educator, curator, art educator).
VA.AII. Visual Arts (Art II: Intermediate)
V2.AII. Cultural Context and Art History
V2.AII.12. The student will demonstrate an understanding of an art career, using oral or written communication.
VA.AIII. Visual Arts (Art III: Advanced Intermediate)
V1.AIII. Visual Communication and Production
V1.AIII.3. The student will produce works of art that integrate a consistent knowledge of the elements of art and the principles of design.
V1.AIII.7. The student will use knowledge of art styles, movements, and cultures as inspiration to produce works of art.
V2.AIII. Cultural Context and Art History
V2.AIII.11. The student will analyze a selected career opportunity in art, identifying the training, skills, and plan of action necessary for realizing such a professional art goal.
VA.AIV. Visual Arts (Art IV: Advanced)
V1.AIV. Visual Communication and Production
V1.AIV.2. The student will demonstrate mastery through a culminating portfolio that exhibits quality, concentration, breadth of experience, technical skill, and development over time in the following areas:
V1.AIV.2.3. Examples of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works extensive enough to show a knowledge of space, form, and function throughout the portfolio.