Students of all backgrounds look to COCA’s Pre-Professional Division for the training and inspiration they need to pursue their passion for the arts. COCA’s dance and theatre artist programs prepare young artists to discover and achieve more than they’ve ever imagined.

From training with professional guest artists and unforgettable performance opportunities to individualized career guidance, we offer a nurturing path for every student based on their own aspirations, ideas, and perspectives.

Theatre Artist Program

Actors and vocalists choose from three tracks of study for an intensive, conservatory-style training taught by leading artists.

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Support Services

All members of COCA’s Pre-Professional Division receive support services based on needs. Available services include tutoring, dancewear, transportation, discounted or free master classes, artistic counseling, and more.

Dance Program

Dancers receive high-quality dance training with the rigorous, diverse instruction necessary to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and performance.

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Artists

Nearly 400 career-oriented young artists depend on our Pre-Professional Division to provide the rigorous, diverse instruction necessary to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and performance.

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Of Students

For nearly two decades, every COCA pre-professional senior has graduated with post-secondary plans for college or professional training. Many are the first in their families to attend college.