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SJP Performing Arts

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At St. John’s Prep, we believe in the transformative power of the arts to unlock the potential within each student. Our Performing Arts program stands as an integral pillar of our mission, offering a diverse array of courses and extracurricular opportunities that celebrate individual artistic strengths within a collaborative environment. We aim to cultivate confidence, self-discipline, leadership, and collaboration skills, fostering independence, risk-taking, and the invaluable ability to learn from mistakes. Step into a community that cherishes your creativity. Explore the arts at St. John’s Prep.



Under the guidance of esteemed singer, actress, and producer Simona Rodano, alongside a team of revered professionals from the entertainment industry, students immerse themselves in a technology-based arts-through-performance program.


Dedicated Spaces:

  • Mater Christi Auditorium (1400 seats)
  • Black Box Theater "STUDIO 18" (70 seats)
  • SJP Recording Studio
  • Fashion 3 North
  • Multimedia Room


Program Overview:


Vocal Performance & Music Studies:

Students refine their voices, posture, and stage presence while exploring diverse styles encompassing improvisation, theater games, pantomime, scene work, and musical theater. Within Vocal & Music Studies, theoretical concepts such as pitch, rhythmic notation, dynamics, harmony, timing, and tempo find practical application. Throughout the year, students showcase their talents in productions like the Christmas Play, The Christmas Show, the SJP Talent Show, the Spring Festival, the Fashion Show, and the Film Festival, along with performances during school liturgies, spirit days, sports games, jam sessions, and external events.


Multimedia Art:

This innovative program merges various art forms, incorporating film, live performance, music, sound, drama, visual arts, and design. Students explore and expand their creative prowess in the Multimedia Studio, crafting portfolios for college and beyond through photography, animation, special effects, and original installations.


Film & Video Studies:

Led by working filmmakers, students master professional equipment, honing skills in creating student-led productions. From lights to audio, cameras to software used in music and theater industries, students gain hands-on experience in every aspect of production.


Acting & Technical Theatre:

On-stage, students delve into acting fundamentals, theory, technique, improvisation, and scene study. Workshops cover special techniques including stage directing, audition skills, mask work, and acting for film. In Technical Theatre, students discover the backstage magic, learning lighting, sound, set/prop construction, costumes, problem-solving, teamwork, safety, and a professional work ethic.


Fashion Design & Illustration:

Through color, pattern-making, and illustration, aspiring designers acquire skills essential for crafting stylish, coherent fashion collections. Exploring fabrics, coordinating color and texture, students sketch, design, and bring creations to life, culminating in a showcase of their work.


Costume Design & Wardrobe:

Students passionate about costuming delve into design, selection, and construction for school productions. From sketching and creating costumes to studying costume history, period styles, wardrobe, and stage makeup, this program offers an immersive experience in the art of creating characters through attire.


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