Drama is both an art form and a medium for learning and teaching. It can develop the whole person — emotionally, physically, intellectually, imaginatively, aesthetically and socially — by giving form and meaning to experience through “acting out”. The overall goal of drama is to foster a positive self-concept in students by encouraging them to explore life by the assumption of roles and by the acquisition of dramatic skills. At LCI students will develop their performance skills, study the techniques of playwriting and directing, and learn ways to enhance the performing arts using a variety of technical theatre elements. As students progress through the different drama course offerings, A greater emphasis will be placed upon the development of the individual as a creator, performer, historian, critic and patron.