A fall play, spring musical, holiday concerts, performing clubs and classes, show choirs, and other production opportunities create consistent opportunities for our theatre-focused students. They gain experience on stage, while learning multiple acting techniques to hone skills in classes led by experienced actors and performers working in the industry.
Westinghouse Arts offers comprehensive training for performers, supporting a range of skills in a flexible program that tailors to students’ talents. Theatre majors take a range of classes to prepare for life on stage, behind the curtain, and beyond.
Though many students mix all three, our classes are concentrated around three areas of focus:
- Theatre/acting. This is a traditional program to develop acting skills for the stage, including everything from Shakespeare to improv. Plays and class projects offer many opportunities for students to find their voice, and expand their talents. Theatre majors learn from faculty and teaching artists with extensive experience on the stage, benefitting from exceptional professional instruction.
- Musical theatre. Those focused on musical theatre cross content areas. Students take fewer acting classes, and add classes from dance and vocal music focus areas to customize a program to develop their talents. The annual spring musical, award-winning from its very first year, offers the chance to bring all three together.
- Technical theatre. Our craft-focused students study directing, lighting, set design or construction, and other essential backstage theatre activities. Supporting a variety of productions all year long, technical theatre students bring performance to life. They learn through rich and ample opportunities that imbue a range of skills applicable to theatre, or other pursuits.