At LACHSA, we embrace the intersection of different artistic genres, mediums and disciplines. To that end, we are proud to offer Interdisciplinary Arts in which students from different art departments between 10th and 12th grade come together to create exciting, multi-dimensional work with real world applications.
From staging Broadway blockbusters in Musical Theatre to hands on learning in Technical Theatre, LACSHA Interdisciplinary Arts represent the very best in artistic collaboration.
Musical Theatre Production is a one semester course where students are given the opportunity to work on a full scale musical. All of the arts coalesce to create a dazzling masterpiece to excite all of the senses. This musical theatre course is interdisciplinary and designed to produce selected musicals integrating the arts areas of dance, music, theatre and visual arts.
Production aspects include training in voice, acting, movement and dance focusing on performance techniques. Course work culminates in two productions at the end of each semester. This class is open to all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Participation is by audition only.
The LACHSA Technical Theatre Track is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of stagecraft and the requisite skills necessary to successfully pursue a career in technical theatre. The program centers on six areas of concentration: lighting, sound, scenery, costumes, props and stage management. Curricular sequencing for the program spans three years with students advancing each year in their knowledge and technical capabilities.
Each semester focuses on four different units. Units on scenery, lighting design and sound design are consistent through the three year curricular sequencing with additional units on costuming, props and theatre management. Year three is structured to permit a capstone thesis project by the students.