The Catholic University of America

Train with theatre professionals in the nation's capital!

 The CUA High School Drama Institute is a residential program for students who wish to pursue intensive summer training in the performing arts. Study voice, movement, and acting with experts in the field.

  • Increase your ability to develop and demonstrate acting skills that require you to assume and sustain roles, use your voice effectively, and communicate character through movement and gesture.
  • Strengthen your singing and dancing skills and prepare for college auditions.
  • Draw inspiration from Catholic University instructors and theatre professionals.
  • Immerse yourself in theatre and college campus life, collaborating and living with others who share your passion for the performing arts.


The CUA High School Drama Institute

July 10 – 28, 2017

Join us for 3 weeks on campus.

Choose your major: Drama or Musical Theatre


This program was amazing! It gave me the opportunity to express myself and at the same time make new friends that will last forever. Also I am so happy to have gained tools and skills I didn't have before. 
- 2015 CUA High School Drama Participant


I wanted to thank you and the other faculty for what sounded like a truly amazing, fortifying, enriching, and connective experience that my daughter had during the program. I saw the notes that she took and we talked a lot about what she learned. It made a deep impact, and it was clear that she found ‘her place’. She felt supported by the other young people in the program and by the faculty who worked with them.
- parent of participant


Contact Us

Phone: 202-319-5358
Fax: 202-319-5359

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