Acting students focus on the development of performance skills through the study of theatre from the perspective of a variety of different cultures, styles, and approaches. Students explore performance as well as theatre literature, historical and cultural connections. Emphasis is placed on ensemble and collaboration in the creative process.
Collegiate Academy students earn college credit for Theatre Appreciation and Theatre History 1 while attending high school. These students develop creative problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills while being introduced to the basics of theatre and its basic history.
Technical theatre students develop skills in both the design and implementation of the technical components of theatre, and grow student portfolios of their work. This includes publicity, sets, costumes, management, construction, presentation skills, lighting, sound, stage rigging, and more, each advanced though research combined with hands on experience.