Lamar Middle School Theatre

Lamar Fine Arts Academy

Lamar Fine Arts Academy is Austin ISD’s top choice for middle school fine arts as we strive to provide every student with a fulfilling and all-encompassing middle school experience that nurtures the whole child. Lamar provides a program for students to pursue an accelerated arts curriculum in middle school. 

By creating a middle school with a fine arts focus for Austin, the Academy will fill an important role in our city. The FAA will feature partnerships with arts organizations and artists drawn from the internationally recognized Austin arts community, McCallum High School, and the University of Texas at Austin. In short, our academic programs are comprehensive and rigorous, our athletic programs are dynamic, our parent and community involvement is flourishing, and most importantly, our student body is happy. We are Lamar! 

Theatre Arts

Theatre at Lamar Fine Arts Academy is a 3-year high school preparatory program in the theatre arts. We emphasize creating a well-rounded student artist who feels comfortable in their own skin and has confidence in their creative abilities. 

The performance and problem-solving skills students learn in theatre help them not only in the performance sphere but in every aspect of business, education, leadership, and community service. As Stella Adler once reflected, “The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.” The tools learned in theatre can help students change their reality. 


Introduction to Performance - offered as a yearlong class and is open to 6th and 7th-grade students.   

Introduction to Technical Theatre - offered as a yearlong class open to all students.

Intermediate Theatre - offered as a  yearlong course that explores theatre performance and design.

Musical Theatre - 7th & 8th grade students will explore the many facets of musical theatre through performance and research.  This intermediate course is team-taught by dance, choir, and theatre directors.  All musical theatre students are required to be involved in the annual school musical – either as a cast member or on the crew.  Course requires 6th grade beginning choir or theatre arts prerequisite, teacher approval, or concurrent enrollment.

Advanced Performance - offered as a yearlong class open to 7th and 8th-grade students.   

Spotlight - offered as a yearlong class open to 7th and 8th-grade students.


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