Drama at GSA provides students with an intensive acting course, with emphasis on developing physical and vocal expressiveness, emotional and intellectual maturity, ensemble attitude and independent thinking. Acting students receive instruction in stage movement, voice and speech, characterization methods, scene study and script analysis, improvisation and creative problem-solving techniques. Drama students meet and study with a number of theatre professionals, have opportunities to attend summer theatre productions and other theatrical events and are provided with insights into educational opportunities and career options in theatre. A final performance compiled of movement work, improvisation work, scenes and monologues will be performed on the last day of the institute.

Am I Eligible?


Resident of Kentucky

Sophomore or junior in a Kentucky high school or home school at the time of applying.

(Students attending conservatories outside of the state may be considered, but parents still must be residents of Kentucky.  If selected as a finalist, students must audition or review in person).

GPA, SAT or ACT scores are not eligibility requirements for GSA.


How to Apply for Drama


Submit your application, Complete the recommendation process, and 

Prepare & Submit your digital submission online when the application goes live in November.

 All materials (application, recommendations, digital submission) must be received by mid January.

Application and digital submission will be pre-screened online.

Notification of finalist status will happen at the end of February.

In-Person Finalist Reviews will be held March 23 & 24 at Centre College in Danville.

Updated Application, Digital Submission, and Finalist Review Information for 2018 is on the way! 

Check back soon!


Have a more specific GSA question? Call us at 502.566.5192  or email us!