High School Theatre Arts Programs
CCM Prep offers talented and passionate high school students opportunities to study theatre at an advanced level through Musical Theatre Intensive, Acting Certificate and Honors Theatre Program. These programs require an audition and a significant commitment from the student and family in return for the finest theatre education in the area.
Please contact the CCM Prep office with questions about Theatre Arts Programs for high school students.
Musical Theatre Programs
Lisa Ericksen, director
Students serious about musical theatre are encouraged to audition for the Musical Theatre Intensive program. This program encompasses voice, dance and acting components. Each session includes instruction in musical theatre dance, acting, vocal performance and seminar/rehearsal. Audition preparation is a major component, along with master classes and seminars led by working professional artists. Students are required to take private voice lessons.
Audition scheduling information coming soon.
Please bring a completed MTI Audition Form to the audition with a resume and headshot. Contact the CCM Prep office for the MTI Audition Form.
For the dance audition, bring clothes and shoes to dance in. You may change clothes for the song and monologue audition.
Please prepare for the song and monologue portion of the audition:
- Two contrasting songs from Musical Theatre, both 32 bar cuts, memorized; bring printed sheet music in the key you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided.
- One one-minute monologue, memorized from a play
This two-year certificate program offers a 4½-hour core curriculum designed to hone the actor’s craft. Students will develop skills and processes essential for their work on stage, and take a variety of courses, including Shakespeare, characterization, movement, vocal technique, improvisation, scene work and Meisner Technique. Students in their second year perform both classical and contemporary scenes. Students are eligible to take one extra Theatre Arts Dance Saturday class at no charge upon approval by the office.
Are you excited to be behind the camera instead of in front of it? Are you more interested in how films are created than acting? If so, we have what you want in our new Cinematic and Media Arts program. Partnering with CCM's nationally recognized Electronic Media program, faculty will teach the basics of camera work, lighting, editing and sound that form the foundation of filmmaking and include guest lectures and workshops from CCM faculty and professional filmmakers. Students will have access to the entire Preparatory department as they create documentary projects that capture the artistic development of dancers and musicians. Collaborations will continue with students in the Theatre Arts program to create short dramatic films that are staged for the camera.
This course will introduce students to basic film theory and cinematic techniques and how to apply them through the creative film production process. Each class will include time for the production of short films during the semester.
This course is a continuation of the first semester. Students will choose a final film project from the various genre introduced in the first semester and take their project from conceptualization through production (filming) and postproduction (editing). During the final week of the semester, a film festival screening will showcase the work of the student filmmakers and the featured actors, dancers and musicians involved.