The Theatre Arts Program at Malibu High School trains students in the fundamentals of theatre and technical theatre. Students learn the practical, theoretical, and technical aspects of acting, set design, lighting design, and costume design. Students gain hands-on experience by performing in front of an audience, as well as designing and operating lighting and sound. Training in acting includes in-depth character work in scene study, script writing and analysis, cold reading techniques, monologue work, and improvisation. Students learn the basic physical properties of the technical aspects of theatre such as light, color, and sound. Both the middle and high school programs produce a dramatic play and musical each year. These wonderful performances have become much-anticipated school and community events and have been broadcast on the local Malibu TV station.