The Drama Department at Hillview offers courses for students interested in the dramatic arts from 6th-8th grade. In addition to the course offerings, the department also showcases the talents of Hillview students in the Fall Play & Spring Musical. Hillview drama also has a rich Summer Drama Camp for students from 4th grade to exiting 8th graders.
- Drama/Wheel (Hexmester): In this hexmester class students will learn the basics of stage acting and have an opportunity to branch into the arts of directing and playwriting, as well. The class touches on comedy, musical theatre, drama and improvisation and much of the class explores the art through fun games. This class is offered as a 3-week course through the 6th Grade Electives Wheel.
- Drama/Trimester: In this trimester class students In this trimester class students will continue learning the fundamentals of stage acting and have an opportunity to branch into the arts of directing and playwriting, as well. The class touches on comedy, musical theatre, drama and improvisation and much of the class explores the art through fun games. This is a trimester class offered for 7th/8th grade students.
- Improv/Trimester: In this trimester class students learn to think on their feet and learn the art of improv through games from ComedySportz San Jose and Who’s Line Is It Anyway. The class focuses on the techniques of scene building, quick thinking, and energy creating. This course is not just for actors; this class is a great tool to help with your communication and social skills. This is a trimester class offered for 7th/8th Grade Students.
In addition to these courses there are extracurricular activities such as stage crew and stage tech. Please see Mr. Hairston for more information.