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. Classical education values time spent in thought – It nurtures the art of awareness, teaching students to articulate observations clearly. 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. Thus, Royal Holloway Academy’s critical focus and embrace on the Visual and Performing Arts.
Students are required to major in a fine arts area. Royal Holloway Academy (RHA) offers dance, music, theatre, and visual arts programming with advanced courses in the arts. Students are required to master an artistic area and follow a fine arts 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. All Royal Holloway Academy students will take one Fine Art Elective each year, in addition to the required daily 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 but must be mindful of the rigorous academic requirements of RHA educational programming.
Visual & Performing Arts Courses