Fine Arts Program Overview

Our Approach

Our fine arts courses are designed to help students accomplish two goals:

  • Become familiar with and appreciate the world’s great works of art, drama and music
  • Learn to create art themselves.
student learning guitar in online course

Our fine arts courses provide students to both learn about art and create it, like in our popular Guitar Revolution course.

We believe that humans are meant to create––it is one of our noblest capabilities. Fine arts are important because they help us express ourselves, they drive us towards the good, the true and the beautiful, and they remind us that life is inherently meaningful.

Creative fluency and skill are also becoming increasingly important in the modern economy. The science and technology of the 20th century have proven that man can do just about anything. The question is, if multiple businesses and groups can do the same thing, what will make your ideas stand out? The answer to that question is this: design. Whoever packages their ideas in the most fluid, intuitive, beautiful way wins. That means students need artistic skills in many media, now more than ever.

We believe that some of our students will change the world through film, drawing, photography, painting, music and drama. We also believe that even those who are not artists will need to be skillful at developing websites, advertisements, logos and other practical tools that require practice in design. We think every student can become skilled at creating.

Courses Recommended Grade Credit Delivery Format Versions Prerequisites
Fashion & Interior Design 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior) 0.5 Self-Paced None
Guitar Revolution 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior) 0.5 Self-paced None
Independent Fine Arts 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior) 0.5 Self-paced None
Introduction to Culinary Arts 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior) 0.5 Self-Paced Classic None
Photography 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior) 0.5 Live None
The Beauty of Music 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior) 0.5 Self-paced None