Upper School Arts Course Descriptions
2012-2013 course descriptions to be posted in late January 2013
About the Upper School Arts Program:
The upper school program consists of a number of separate but interrelated areas of study: visual arts, photography, band, orchestra, choir, dance, drama, creative writing, and publications. In addition to practical and applied art courses, academic courses are also offered in art history, music history, and music theory. (Art History and Music History are offered through the History Department.) Kinkaid provides an opportunity to follow one course of study for four years so that students choosing to specialize may gain an in- depth understanding of the art form and advanced level skills. Other students may take advantage of the wide variety of experiences found in both the performing and visual arts.
The art education program seeks to achieve Kinkaid’s purposes and goals by encouraging students to take creative risks, develop independent thought and creative problem-solving, make discriminating judgments, develop tolerance and sensitivity towards others, respect the work of their fellow students, and develop a productive voice.