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Fine Arts

The Arts Department at UPrep was the catalyst for some of my most profound personal growth. The teachers created a space that allowed me to step back, explore my options, and reflect on my experiences, and also inspired me to challenge the status quo.” –UPrep alumna

Every UPrep student receives a balanced and comprehensive program of instruction in the arts. Students learn the basic techniques, terminology, and vocabulary of the major media by participating in experiences that develop and exercise aesthetic functions. Techniques, processes, and experiences form a foundation for thinking about the uniqueness of the individual, as well as an awareness of the relationships among the arts, the individual, and society.

UPrep's Visual Arts Showcase

Each winter and spring, our visual arts students display their work at a Visual Arts Showcase held on campus. Watch this video recap, featuring interviews with two student artists and a teacher.

Sixth Grade

Sixth grade students engage in a year-long introduction to the four disciplines of the fine arts, including one semester of dance, drama, and visual arts, and one semester of instrumental and vocal music. Sixth grade students who wish to pursue instrumental music for the full year rather than one semester may indicate this preference on the course request form. Placement into advanced music classes is determined by audition.

Seventh and Eight Grade

Seventh and eighth grade students are required to take a minimum of two semester-long courses in any of the fine arts disciplines. The following courses are currently in the Fine Arts department curriculum. Specific offerings vary from term to term.

Semester Courses

Intensive Courses

Learn more about our intensives program.

A group of students rehearse a scene for an upcoming play performance in Founders Hall.

Middle Schoolers stretch before starting a dance class.