Students develop performance skills and theatrical knowledge through class instruction activities and co-curricular school plays. Coursework includes the study of voice and articulation, stage movement, improvisation, character and scene development, stage terms and theatre history. School plays provide education in stage management, lighting, sound and set design. Broadcasters Club, International Thespian Honor Society and Drama Club give additional opportunities within this discipline.
Students learn the history of dance, as well as explore and perform various dance styles. These genres are taught in historical context and provide a physically experiential survey of dance skills, technique, improvisation, choreography and critical analysis. Through coursework, students build their expressive capabilities and power to communicate with others through the non-verbal medium of dance. Students can also develop an enriched understanding of dance with participation in the Orchesis dance team.
Students gain proficiency in the basics of drawing, color theory and design through experience with a wide variety of art media. Course instruction includes painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, design and other applications. Newer course offerings include digital photography and graphic design. Opportunities beyond the classroom include Art Club, Photography Club and studio art exhibits.