For Advanced Students

Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall Certificate of Distinction in Visual Art

Students wishing to concentrate their CH-CH studies in the visual arts must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better in several required and elective visual arts classes. A sample course listing is listed below. Please contact the art department chair for complete course requirements. Students are encouraged to take a summer arts course after their sophomore year and are required to take a summer course or complete a list of assignments after the junior year. At the end of the senior year, students must also present their artwork to a panel for formal review. The panel will evaluate their work, and their ability to discuss the work. Upon satisfactory completion of this review, the student will be awarded the Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall Certificate of Distinction in Visual Art verifying proficiency in visual arts.

The course requirements might include:
Introduction to Visual Arts or Visual Arts and Yoga
Advanced Issues in Visual 2D and 3D Design
AP Art or another upper level visual arts class
Art History

The panel will consist of two members of the arts faculty, one administrator, a faculty member chosen by the candidate, and one student selected by the Art Department Chair. A grading rubric will be given to the candidate and each panel member.
We take great pride in assisting interested students in applying to visual or performing arts college. Many of our graduates who attend arts colleges receive scholarships. Our department runs informational workshops for parents and students beginning in the junior year which cover the portfolio process and production of the college essay for potential arts majors.

Partial Arts College Acceptance List:
• The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
• Savannah College of Art and Design
• Main College of Art
• Otis
• Parsons
• Pratt
• Fashion Institute of Technology
• California College of Art
• Carnegie Mellon
• Moore College of Art
• Ringling school of Art
• Oberlin
• Berklee College of Music
• Suffolk University School of Design
• Art Institute of Boston
The Barn is the center of the Arts programs, and it buzzes with activity all day long. A quick stroll through one of the largest buildings on campus reveals students painting oversized self-portraits, creating vessels in the ceramic studio, cropping landscape photos in the photography studio, rehearsing a scene from Shakespeare or Sondheim in the theater, or editing their own films in the Digital Arts Lab.

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Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Our faculty, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees, offers instruction tailored to individual learning styles and strengths, empowering our students to achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and addresses the different ways students learn. Our curriculum challenges and engages students, with support seamlessly integrated into the classes and culture of the School. All our students are accepted into college or university with an emphasis on finding the best fit for their ambitions and interests. Diversity thrives in a social climate of acceptance. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. Our alumni/ae describe their experience at CH-CH as truly transformational. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston.