The Arts Department offers a range of courses in four disciplines: visual arts, dance, drama, and music. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of work are possible in each discipline. Entry-level classes introduce each art form by building technical skills, instruction in basic theory, and developing appreciation and analysis. Intermediate and advanced classes help students refine their skills and dive deeply into particular areas of interest.
The visual and performing arts classes participate in collaborative, school-wide projects throughout the year. These include performances for art and chamber music evenings, the fall and spring music concerts, the annual dance showcase, performing arts and dance collaborations, drama productions, musicals, and the biennial music tour.
Students are required to take at least four semesters of art at College Prep, but most choose to take more. Participation in at least two arts disciplines is required.