Theater Arts

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    We asked theater arts graduates from as far back as 2011 to share their perspectives on their time here.
    They tell the story far better than we ever could.
    Click on the image to watch.
    Alumni Video
    The Theater Arts Program
                      Somerset County Vocational and Technical  High School offers gifted and talented students programs, acting, and acting with an emphasis on vocal music. 
                               The gifted and talented performing arts program at SCVTHS celebrates more than 20 years of theater arts instruction, offering students professional       
    preparation for careers in the arts. While learning and refining technical skills, young artists are encouraged to discover their creative potential.

    Students from schools in twenty-one communities participate in our
    acting or acting with vocal music programs, receiving up to
    16 high school honors credits (including physical education & health) annually. 

    Attention all students in grades 6-11

    from Somerset, Hunterdon, and Union Counties.

    Are you interested in learning more about the finest and most successful

    high school acting program in the state?

    Click here to register for  our November 30 2023,   Zoom Theater Arts Hour From 6-7 PM

    An informative and engaging hour of information and performances.

    Meet our faculty of working theater professionals as well as current and former students, followed by a brief presentation of select student works. Parents and students will also have an opportunity to learn more about our program, followed by a Q&A.

    Questions? Email Paul O'Connor 

    A small sampling of the colleges and universities that have accepted
    our performing arts graduates:

    NYU Tisch School of the Arts

    Mason Gross School of the Arts

    University of Massachusetts

    Carnegie Mellon

    Columbia University

    Princeton University

    Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

    University of Southern California (USC)

    London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts

    Boston Conservatory of Music

    Boston University

    Berklee College of Music

    Ohio State University

    Penn State University

    University of Michigan

    American University

    George Mason University

    Rutgers University  

    Wagner College

    Pratt Institute

    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

    Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC)

    Northwestern University

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    University of the Arts

    Emerson College


    All students are required to audition for acceptance into the program.
    Our performing arts faculty encourage growth in individuality and creativity, helping students become more culturally aware and sensitive to the arts. Students wishing to continue their education in the performing arts are offered the opportunity to visit colleges, attend productions, as well as meet
    with speakers, alumni and guest artists.

    Click here to access the online application.
     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.