Theater School

General Description

The Academy of Holy Angels Theater School is a four-year academic program for theater within the general curriculum. It is designed so that students in the program fulfill all general requirements for graduation from the Academy while focusing their elective credits in the theater curriculum and related studies. Students are free to enter the program at any time in their four years at AHA, depending on previous experience and courses completed. Students entering at ninth grade enter at level I. 

AHA Theater ProgramCourse of Study

Acting Track

  • Introduction to Theatrical Arts*
  • Acting I: Contemporary Scene Study*
  • Acting II: Shakespearean Scene Study
  • Acting III: Accelerated Scene Study
  • Audition Techniques
  • Theater Design and Technical Production*
  • Public Speaking
  • Media Studies
  • Dance and Movement* (Physical Education) 

Design/Technical Track

  • Introduction to Theatrical Arts*
  • Acting I: Contemporary Scene Study*
  • Design Technology: Woods I
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Theater Design and Technical Production*
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Introduction to Painting
  • Studio Drawing or Studio Painting
  • Design Technology: Woods II or Architectural Model Building

*Denotes courses required of all Theater School Students 


Level I:     2 Credits

Level II:    2-3 Credits

Level III:   3-5 Credits

Level IV:   Students in the fourth level have a variety of options:

      • Complete required course work
      • Introduction to Directing
      • Design and execute a Senior Project as an independent-study credit (must be arranged a year in advance)

Examples: Senior Showcase, internship with a professional theater company, design and execute set or lighting for AHA production, stage manage an AHA production.