Des Moines Public Schools is home to some of the best drama departments in Iowa, with award-winning instructors and students.

DMPS high schools offer courses in theatre and play production in addition to their performance-based activities.

The following is the course sequence for DMPS Drama students:

LA129 – Intro to Theater Arts S1
LA130 – Intro to Theater Arts S2
LA131 – Intro to Play Production S1
LA132 – Intro to Play Production S2

LA229 – Intermediate Theatre Arts S1
LA230 – Intermediate Theatre Arts S2
LA231 – Intermediate Play Production S1
LA232 – Intermediate Play Production S2

LA329 – Advanced Theatre Arts S1
LA330 – Advanced Theatre Arts S2
LA331 – Advanced Play Production S1
LA332 – Advanced Play Production S2