The Theatre Arts incorporate multiple disciplines, including acting, visual arts, music, movement, and literature. In Theatre Arts classes, students explore and study human experiences through an artistic process.
Theatre Arts are taught in Arlington Public Schools because they help students develop effective oral and physical communication skills, enable students to communicate ideas effectively, and help them develop greater appreciation and tolerance for the experiences and perspectives of others. The personal discipline required in Theatre Arts increases students’ creativity and problem solving abilities. Students learn how to work cooperatively with others toward an aesthetic goal, and while doing so, develop their own creative and aesthetic natures.