Mission Statement: The Department of Theatre at Classen School of Advanced Studies is dedicated to the academic study of theatre through process (curriculum in the classroom) and product (production) learning. Classen Theatre will achieve excellence through quality instruction, a college prep-curriculum and high performance standards in productions of classical, contemporary, and new plays. Classen Theatre will engage, enrich, and inform students and community through collaboration. The Performing Arts Program offered at Classen provides artistically talented young people a rigorous conservatory-style training in the visual arts; dance and the dramatic arts; vocal and instrumental music including strings, guitar and piano. Students also participate in a comprehensive academic, college preparatory program. All Classen students complete a double program consisting of a major (Visual Arts, Vocal-instrumental Music, Strings, Guitar,Dramatic Arts/Technical Theatre-Directing, Acting, Design, History and Criticism, Piano, Dance, Photography and Videography) along with an academic program.