During middle school, students in the Arts & Enterprise Conservatory expand their learning and skills in the foundational art disciplines. Throughout high school, students receive a unique perspective on the extensive career possibilities, outside of traditional performance pathways, that complement many art-related industries. Class offerings may include Arts Management, Entrepreneurship in the Arts, An Artist’s Lens on Marketing and Branding, Global Perspective: Music and Dance, and Art for Social Change. Through a capstone class, students develop and conduct community engagement and social entrepreneurship projects. Students also have an opportunity to partner with local arts organizations and creative businesses to expand their skills with internships and/or professional apprenticeships.
Students in the Arts & Enterprise Conservatory are invited to audition for select productions and showcases within OCSA’s School of Theatre and Integrated Arts Conservatory. These performances include musicals, plays, recitals, variety showcases, cabaret concerts, and more. In addition, Arts & Enterprise Conservatory students participate in OCSA’s Season Finale, a culminating schoolwide performance presented at the prestigious Segerstrom Center for the Arts.