High School Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts provides students opportunities to develop skills in performance and technical theatre.
The Fairfax County Public Schools High School Theatre Arts courses expand and enhance skills in creativity, collaboration, and communication through various theatre activities which support students in their development as goal directed and resilient individuals. The exploration of concepts and skills are directed to synthesize artistic identity, aesthetic, and expression through theatre activities, performance, and production. Advanced course offerings support leadership skills and expertise in selected areas of interest. FCPS theatre curriculum supports the National Core Arts Standards and include the K-12 Theatre Arts Virginia Standards of Learning. FCPS theatre curriculum is vertically aligned to develop increasingly complex skills, concepts, and understandings at successive grade levels.
Curricular and extracurricular theatre activities provide opportunities for students to explore various aspects and areas of theatre including; field trips to professional theatres, workshops, one act performances and festivals, plays, musicals, children’s theatre performances, drama clubs, improvisation competitions (Theatre Sports), playwrighting festivals, Technical Theatre Olympics, VHSL, Cappies and more. FCPS theatre students may also participate in local, state, national, and international theatre festivals and competitions.
High School Theatre Arts Courses:
- Theatre Arts 1
- Theatre Arts 2
- Theatre Arts 3
- Theatre Arts 4
- Technical Theatre 1
- Technical Theatre 2
- Technical Theatre 3
- Technical Theatre 4
- Introduction to Musical Theatre
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Theatre
- Musical Theatre Workshop (Academy)
- Advanced Musical Theatre (Academy)
- Acting (Academy)
- Advanced Acting (Academy)