The Drama concentration is designed to develop each student’s creativity, talents, and skills to the highest possible level so they will be ready to excel in the area of theater that is their particular passion or interest. This may mean entering a university theater program, becoming a professional actor, working in the technical fields of theater, becoming a director, playwright, or starting a community theater.
The courses in this concentration will use hands-on participatory activities that involve the talents of individual students to explore and become proficient in the technical, creative, and collaborative aspects of theater. Students will participate in complete theatrical experiences that incorporate all elements into a polished product. Lastly, students will be given various opportunities to perform for a variety of audiences including the public community, cross-disciplinary peers, outside students, and students within the drama concentration of the Clifton High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Possible careers related to this sequence are Actor, Director, Playwright, Set Designer, and Drama Coach/Teachers. Students will be placed with a mentor/adviser to monitor and guide their progress through the Visual and Performing Arts Academy.
Associated extra-curricular clubs
- Fall Play
- Spring Musical
- Drama Club
How Do I Apply to an Academy?
Step 1 ...
An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.
Step 2 ...
Please review any of the concentrations that interest you. If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.