Performing and Fine Arts - American Overseas School of Rome

Performing and Fine Arts

Discover the Artistic World at AOSR - Rome's Leading International School!


At AOSR, we believe in the power of theater to unlock boundless creativity and self-expression. Our state-of-the-art Black Box Theater, our iconic Hillside Theater (outdoor Amphitheatre), and our brand new Performing Arts Center provide the perfect stages for students to showcase their mental inventions through captivating performances.

Throughout the academic year, students get to shine in a series of exciting drama productions, including fall and spring shows, as well as our annual Shakespeare Festival. 

In our Middle School Theater Program, your child will embark on an eight-week journey exploring the vibrant traditions of theater. They'll develop essential performance skills, nurturing their imaginative thinking and creative flair. Our supportive environment encourages students to take bold creative risks, fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-assurance.

As your child transitions to the High School Theater Program, they'll have the chance to delve even deeper into the world of drama. From Theater I and II to the challenging Advanced/IB Drama courses, a thrilling two-year adventure, where your child will encounter a diverse curriculum. Imagine your child exploring improvisation, mastering theater combat, delving into Shakespearian theater, honing audition techniques, and even trying their hand at directing.

At AOSR, we nurture the stars of tomorrow, providing a platform for self-discovery, growth, and camaraderie through the magical world of theater. Join us, and let your child's creativity take center stage!

AOSR Arts, Music and Visual Arts Programs

Music: Concert Band, Music Ensemble, and Guitar

AOSR Arts, Music and Visual Arts Programs


At AOSR, the music program provides an exceptional platform for students to nurture their musical passions and talents. Offering a diverse range of courses, including Concert Band, Modern Music Ensemble, Guitar, Music Theory, Survey of Rock n' Roll, Choir, and more, students are given ample opportunities to explore their interests and develop their skills.

Through engaging lessons and hands-on experiences, students immerse themselves in the world of music, honing their techniques while playing various instruments and decoding the intricacies of sheet music. Delving into the fundamentals of music composition, they gain a deep understanding of the building blocks that create captivating melodies and harmonies.

Beyond the classroom, the AOSR community stands firmly behind the Music Department, offering unwavering support through their presence at musical student performances and concerts held throughout the year. This enthusiastic backing serves as a source of motivation for the aspiring musicians, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and pride within the school's artistic community.

The AOSR music program not only equips students with technical expertise but also cultivates a profound appreciation for music as a means of creative expression. By fostering a collaborative and supportive environment, the program empowers students to explore their musical passions and share their talents with the community, creating unforgettable experiences for all involved.

Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, and Photography

At AOSR, we believe in fostering creativity and self-expression through the visual arts. Our students are encouraged to explore and unleash their artistic potential, drawing inspiration from the captivating city of Rome itself. With its rich historical heritage and vibrant modern culture, Rome serves as an endless source of visual inspiration that reflects in the captivating artwork created by our talented students.

Our art program is designed to cater to students of all levels, offering a variety of courses to suit their interests and ambitions. Whether they are just beginning their artistic journey or seeking to refine their skills at an advanced level, AOSR has it all!

The AOSR Visual Art Program transcends traditional boundaries, embracing technology and new media. From digital art to photography, students have the opportunity to explore innovative ways to express their creativity, incorporating cutting-edge tools into their artwork.

Join us at AOSR, where we celebrate the fusion of ancient and modern, tradition and innovation in the world of art. Discover your artistic passion and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and creative growth. Experience the Artistic World of AOSR today!

AOSR Arts, Music and Visual Arts Programs


Theatre at AOSR