The Art Department consists of three separate disciplines of artistic and personal expression: Visual Arts, Drama, and Music. These distinct disciplines introduce students to the basic vocabulary of the art forms and illustrate the constant dialogue between the arts and our society. Each member of the department strives to teach fundamental skills while also stressing the theories and concepts that accompany these skills.
All students must complete twenty full credits within the department by the end of their sophomore year. This requirement may be met by taking two full years of a given field of study or by sampling a variety of disciplines within the departmental electives.
This class may be taken more than once. No prerequisite
Culminating with the annual Senior Show, this class creates the community, structure, and space for the most serious artists to pursue their own work. Students taking this class are expected to be independent, dedicated artists who are prepared to bring their own personal interests to the class. No projects are assigned. Group critiques, research in contemporary art, readings, and documentation of the creative process will be major elements of the course. 2-term course.
Prerequisite: 12th graders who have taken Materials & Methods and Media & Message, PLUS 20 credits in visual arts OR special permission from department head