The Academy @ Metropolitan School of the Arts offers a cutting-edge performing arts program in response to the increasingly competitive landscape for college acceptance and professional work.
Created for the recent high school graduate, our Training Program allows students to focus on in-depth artistic preparation before entering a performing arts college, university, conservatory or professional company. Guided by professional teaching artists, collegiate level faculty and nationally recognized guest artists, the training culminates in a showcase that is recorded and available for students’ portfolios. This transformative year will enable students to: -Sharpen their artistic skills -Gain confidence in auditions -Strengthen their artistic portfolios -Improve executive functions -GROW GRIT Located just outside Washington, DC, the second-largest performing arts community in the country, Metropolitan School of the Arts offers an ideal place to train alongside the finest working artists and clinicians. Students prepare for college and professional auditions by focusing on a well-rounded curriculum that encourages versatility and includes master classes with university and college professors; assistance with prescreen audition preparation and videography is also available. The faculty assists students in exploring the intricacies of performing arts through carefully selected course materials, performance opportunities and professional relationships, while maintaining a commitment to wellness and comprehensive training. While concentrations in Classical Dance and Music Theatre are offered, all students train in a cross-curricular and individualized manner. Based on assessment, students will be placed in the appropriate levels for each discipline and for maximum growth potential. The admissions process includes an application, audition and personal interview.