The Visual and Performing Arts Department offer a selection of courses in musical arts, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, art history, and studio art. Our curriculum promotes creativity, original thinking, perseverance, resourcefulness, personal exploration, and safe risk-taking. We seek to awaken and nourish the creative process in every student and support those art students who wish to pursue a college career in the visual or performing arts.
While enrolled in an arts course, students have the opportunity to curate and show work in the gallery spaces, develop a portfolio throughout their CH-CH career, participate in musical performances, work with industry-level design programs, and learn how to collaborate on projects with students as well as visiting artists.
In order to graduate from CH-CH students must earn a total of 2 credits in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. In addition to studio instruction, most visual arts courses include slide lectures or screenings, group discussions, and critiques. Performing arts courses combine live and recorded performance, as well as studies in technique, history, and analysis. Homework is required outside of class in all courses. Because of the high cost of artists’ materials, some courses require a materials fee.