The Visual & Performing Arts

         Developing intelligent world citizenship is an enormous task that cannot be accomplished without the humanities and arts that encourage flexible and creative thinking. The arts are a product of wars, ages of growth and change, philosophy, government reigns, nationalities, and artists interacting with leaders of their time. Cultural history contains the visual, aural, written, and sensory legacy left behind from those artists and the expression of their thoughts and ideas. 

          Students are required to master an artistic area and follow a Fine Art Career Pathway. Courses starting in middle school are sequenced so that students develop appropriately and at an advanced level. 

        Students will participate in an ensemble or visual art seminar daily and make adequate progress in performance and practice. Royal Holloway School of the Arts students will take one Fine Art Elective each year, in addition to the required daily arts seminar or ensemble. Opportunities for major performances, concert tours, a variety of ensembles, and other arts related activities will occur. Students are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible, but must be mindful of the rigorous academic requirements.

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Visual & Performing Arts Courses

Dance

Ballet

Jazz

Tap

Hip-Hop

Modern

Choreography

Theatre

Acting

Musical Theatre

Stage Design

Technical Theatre

Stagecraft

Playwriting

Stage Make-Up

Music

Vocal Studies

Instrumental Studies

Piano

Organ

Harpsichord

Guitar

Music Production

Composition

Visual Arts

Fashion Design

Interior Design

Graphic Design

Pottery

Ceramics

Drawing

Painting

Photography

Animation

Competitive Performing Ensembles

Students have the opportunity to perform in various competitive performing ensembles, providing access to competitions and conventions multiple times throughout the year. Membership in a competitive performing ensemble enables students to develop at an accelerated level and enhances their ability as a performer. 

Involvement in a competitive performing ensemble:

  • Allow students to further their artistic training and performance skills

  • Provides performance opportunities in local, state, regional, national, and international competition

  • Helps make lasting connections

  • Encourages learning self-discipline

  • Provides a healthy outlet for emotions

  • Increases spatial and pattern recognition

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