Fine Arts






Visual Arts

Drawing I
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Drawing II
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Graphic Design
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Digital Arts
Students explore the art and practice of digital design and content delivery while developing their creative instincts. Projects reinforce the use of design to express and emphasize content in the interaction of words, static and moving images, and sound. Students widen their artistic perception by analyzing historical and cultural trends in the arts while using technology and digital design and relating those expressions and design concepts to their own experience. Students develop technical and creative skills to interact, collaborate, and publish with peers while employing a variety of digital environments and media.

Advanced Placement Studio Art: Drawing
This class addresses a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth and mark-making are drawing issues that can be addressed through a variety of means, which could include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Abstract and observational works may demonstrate drawing competence. The range of marks used to make drawings, the arrangement of those marks, and the materials used to make the marks are endless. There is no preferred (or unacceptable) style or content. As the culminating work in this class, students create a portfolio to demonstrate mastery of drawing.

Advanced Placement Studio Art: 2-D Design
This class addresses two-dimensional (2-D) design issues. Design involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. The principles of design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationships) can be articulated through the visual elements (line, shape, color, value, texture, space). They help guide artists in making decisions about how to organize an image on a picture plane in order to communicate content. Effective design is possible whether one uses representational or abstract approaches to art. As the culminating work in this class, students create a portfolio to demonstrate mastery of 2-D design through any two-dimensional medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, fashion illustration, painting and printmaking.

Advanced Placement Studio Art: 3-D Design
This class addresses sculptural issues. Design involves purposeful decision making about using the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. In 3-D Design, students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of design principles as they relate to the integration of depth and space, volume and surface. The principles of design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, and occupied/unoccupied space) can be articulated through the visual elements (mass, volume, color/light, form, plane, line, texture). As the culminating work in this class, students create a portfolio to demonstrate mastery of 3-D design through any three-dimensional approach, including, but not limited to, figurative or nonfigurative sculpture, architectural models, metal work, ceramics, glass work, installation, assemblage and 3-D fabric/fiber arts. There is no preferred (or unacceptable) style or content.

Directed Study in the Visual Arts
Students wishing to pursue advanced work in the study of the visual arts may propose a directed course of study. Potential courses of study include painting, sculpture, and photography.


Performing Arts

Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Theatre is a yearlong course meant to provide a basic introduction to theater as an art form with special emphasis on acting skills. The course covers topics including, but not limited to basic origins and history of western theatre, theatrical analysis and criticism, an introduction to Stanislavsky’s acting techniques, and fundamentals of technical theater.

Advanced Theatre
Advanced Theatre is a yearlong course that provides a studio setting in which students who have already been introduced to the theatre program may deepen and mature their performance skills. The course will focus primarily on acting and theatrical analysis in practice.

Directed Study in the Performing Arts
Students wishing to pursue advanced work in the study of the performing arts may propose a directed course of study. Potential courses of study include acting, stage management, and choreography.