Course Description

This class is designed to help you soar beyond the ordinary and unlock the extraordinary within yourself! Prepare to embark on a captivating journey into the realm of drama, where the focus is not only on honing your acting skills but also on cultivating essential life skills such as empathy, being proACTive, developing a well-rounded character, and the art of being present.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of dramatic arts, emphasizing the cultivation of skills that extend beyond the stage, such as:

• Communication Skills
• Collaboration and Teamwork
• Confidence and Self-Esteem
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Creativity and Imagination
• Discipline and Time Management
• Critical Thinking
• Cultural Awareness
• Leadership Skills
• Body Language and Non-Verbal Expression
• Problem-Solving

In the spotlight, we discover the extraordinary in ourselves, each other, and the world around us!

Course Details

Beginning Drama

Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade
Tenth Grade
Eleventh Grade
Twelfth Grade


Term 1: Presence in Life & on Stage
• Unit 1: Theatre Crash Course
• Unit 2: Energy: the Actor’s Superpower
• Unit 3: Active Listening

Term 2: Character Development
• Unit 4: Understanding Your Character
• Unit 5: Tactics & Objectives
• Unit 6: Elements of Character Building

Term 3: How We React
• Unit 7: Stop Talking
• Unit 8: To Act or ReACT?
• Unit 9: Curiosity Saved the Cat!

Term 4: Putting it All Together
• Unit 10: Methods of Acting
• Unit 11: The Transformative Power of Theatre
• Unit 12: Audition Workshop

No texts are required for this course.

Ms. Micole Mayfield

Micole graduated with a Bachelors in Communication: Public Relations from Brigham Young University. Ms. Mayfield is thrilled to be teaching at the new AHS campus in Salt Lake City. As someone who has seen how Drama can positively affect every aspect of someone’s life, she is excited to share her passion with her students. Micole has been performing and working in theater for over 15 years. She has seen how drama engages students with literature in a way that simply reading printed words cannot. When we use drama skills to study literature and history, we help students to engage interactively with the past, to re-enact and explore historically significant moments, situations and events, and meet historical characters.