Fine Arts

  • Art LogoThe philosophy of the Fine Arts Department is to offer students a well-rounded curricular experience that includes exposure to genres of art, music, and theatre in a wide variety of creative settings. These are the three goals that serve as a foundation for the Fine Arts Department:

            1. Provide a productive and cooperative learning environment in which students of various backgrounds and ability levels may learn to achieve outstanding artistic results.
            2. Engage students in a journey toward artistic and personal success at the highest level.
            3. Develop in young people the appreciation, discrimination, analysis, and participation skills necessary to become lifelong participants, critics and consumers of the arts.


  • Graduation Requirements
    The state of Minnesota requires that students have one credit (2 semesters) of art in grades 9-12 in order to graduate. Taking two of the following courses fulfills that Art requirement. Each of these courses will provide students with artistic foundations necessary to create, perform, and respond to art.

    2024-2025 Art Course Information 

    Art Courses Offered

    • 8th Grade Art Studio Foundations
    • AP 2D Art and Design
    • AP 3D Art and Design
    • AP Drawing
    • Ceramics I
    • Ceramics II
    • Ceramics III
    • Design & the Digital Realm
    • Drawing & Painting I
    • Drawing & Painting II
    • Drawing & Painting III
    • The Visual Narrative

    2024-2025 Music Course Information

    Music Courses Offered

    • Cantabile Chorus
    • Bel Canto Chorus
    • Concert Choir
    • Concert Band
    • Symphonic Band
    • Wind Ensemble

    Theater & Communications Courses Offered

    • Digital News Production
    • Stagecraft
    • Theater I, II
    • Theater III & Film Production


    • Creative Writing
    • Yearbook