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Ch 5: FTCE Humanities: Vocabulary & Principles of the Performing Arts

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Study effectively for the FTCE Humanities exam with the materials in this chapter. It contains details about vocabulary and principles of performing arts, which will be covered on the exam.

FTCE Humanities: Vocabulary & Principles of the Performing Arts - Chapter summary

The lessons in this chapter were designed to help you review the performing arts topics you'll find on the FTCE Humanities exam. Some of these include:

  • Dramatic terms, styles and periods
  • Dramatic elements including setting, plot, characters and symbolism
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication in drama
  • Stage directions
  • Dramatic structure
  • Developing and organizing films
  • Dance choreography
  • Ballet terminology

Tap into your artistic knowledge by looking through these video lessons. They are around 5-10 minutes, so learning or reviewing material about performance arts won't be time-consuming. You can also quickly jump to specific topics in the lessons thanks to their video tags. See how much knowledge you remember from this chapter by taking the lesson quizzes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: FTCE Humanities: Vocabulary & Principles of the Performing Arts
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What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

1. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

2. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama

3. Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama

Characters in plays have two ways of communicating with the audience and each other. They can use verbal or nonverbal forms of communication. In this lesson, you'll learn about how both are used in drama.

Identifying Stage Directions in a Drama

4. Identifying Stage Directions in a Drama

Plays don't only contain the words the characters say; they also have stage directions. In this lesson, you'll learn how to distinguish stage directions from dialogue and what the most common directions mean.

Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution

5. Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution

Plays follow a predictable pattern that is referred to as their dramatic structure. In this lesson, you'll learn the five parts of dramatic structure, and you'll have the opportunity to test yourself at the end with a short quiz.

Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue

6. Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue

Plays have a definite structure that can include a prologue, acts, scenes, and an epilogue. In this lesson, you'll learn about each of those parts and how they fit together to form a play.

Common Vocabulary in the Film Industry

7. Common Vocabulary in the Film Industry

The film industry is complex with many different fields coming together to make a movie. To keep the movie making process as uncomplicated as possible, folks working in the industry use a specific vocabulary to talk about the film industry.

How Films Are Developed & Organized

8. How Films Are Developed & Organized

Explore the process of how a movie is made. Learn the stages of production from the beginning with a screenplay to the distribution into your local movie theater.

Organizational Principles in Dance Choreography

9. Organizational Principles in Dance Choreography

In this lesson, we will discuss four primary principles of organization to understand how a choreographer determines who, when, where, and how the dancers move.

Ballet Dance Terminology and Key Concepts

10. Ballet Dance Terminology and Key Concepts

The fact that most ballet terms are in French can make them seem intimidating, but they're more accessible than you might think. Learn some of the key terms used in ballet dance.

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