In the visual arts, Canterbury offers experience in a wide variety of media and advanced courses to broaden your talents. You may choose from courses that include Ceramics, Printmaking, Sculpture, Architectural Drawing, and Digital Photography. Advanced Placement courses in drawing and two- and three-dimensional design allow students to develop a portfolio and prepare for AP evaluation. The AP Studio Art program immerses advanced students in a year-long portfolio project and has been successful in placing graduates in leading art schools, including Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Cornell.
Discovering and pursuing your individual talents and interests in the Performing Arts can happen in myriad ways at Canterbury. Explore a new instrument or bring your expertise to the jazz ensemble or orchestra. Sing in the Canterbury Chorale as a novice alto or devoted soprano. Take on the role of a character as a member of the cast in a theater production. We offer more than 25 courses in the performing arts, giving you the chance to explore a wide range of artistic experiences. In the popular computer music courses, you will compose and record your original music using synthesizers and sequencing musical software. You may even arrange private instrument or voice lessons.
The drama program presents a Shakespeare play in the fall and a musical in the spring, and enlists students as stage managers, lighting technicians, and costume assistants. Every English class reads the Shakespeare play presented in the fall, a unique experience that unites the school and gives students a thorough understanding of the playwright.
Click to download the 2016-17 Fine Arts Calendar