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About the Theater Arts Program
SCVTHS’s college preparatory honors theater arts department is recognized as one of the most competitive arts programs on the East Coast. Our graduates are accepted into some of the finest college and university drama programs in the country and abroad.
Students currently in 8th through 11th grades from Somerset and Hunterdon Counties may apply. An audition is mandatory. The audition application deadline is in March for the following school year. Students may attend as shared-time or full-time students. Physical education & health requirements are satisfied in our program for all students. Tuition for out-of-county residents is paid for by the sending school district at no cost to the student. The sending school district provides transportation.
Each student receives 16 honors credits per year, which include health & physical education. (An application to our program can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.)
Theater arts students will track in one of the two areas of study described below. Though both have a rich foundation in the study of acting with the goals of creating clear, vibrant, and compelling stage behavior, the vocal music track of study includes an emphasis on the development of the singing voice.
Candidates may audition for either or both.
In addition to in-class training, students will perform each year in either various studio workshops, informal and/or our main-stage performance.
The acting program offers exciting and rigorous courses of study that refine performance techniques while challenging each student to discover the nuances of creative expression.
Acting courses explore varied methods of training, including improvisation, ensemble, and Meisner techniques. Support and masterclasses include voice and movement, vocal music,
audition techniques, dance, script analysis, playwriting, technical theater, and theater history.
ACTING WITH VOCAL MUSIC
The acting with vocal music program offers the same diverse and extensive course of study as the acting program with an additional goal of developing technically proficient singers who have a profound connection to character development. Additional course studies include: vocal music, dance, music theory, and a study of American musical theater from
classical composition to contemporary pop scores.
Music vocals (beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction)
Monologue and song repertory
Voice & speech
Informal class presentations
NYC showcase for industry professionals
Just a reminder to anyone who attends our performances that absolutely no one is granted the right to take photos or to video tape our performances.
Guest artists include working professional actors who teach master classes. Performances are scheduled throughout the year to keep students aware of contemporary issues related to the theater.
For more information about the acting program, please contact:
Mr. Joseph Mancusco
(908) 526-8900 ext. 7258
Please click here for all Performing Arts Program applications