The curriculum is designed to offer focused and progressive training in the arts of theater and dance. Students learn effective skills in oral presentation, critical analysis, Acting/Scene Study, Directing, Musical Theater, Classical and Modern Dance forms and Choreography. Students also acquire knowledge in the history and cultural aspects of these disciplines as well as hands on practicum in all areas of theater production. The Conservatories of Theater, Dance, and Advanced Musical Theater take place during after school hours as part of the extended curriculum. Seniors are invited to engage in a senior project which reflects the culmination of their conservatory study. All courses address the five components required by the University of California: Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections and Applications.