Visual & Performing Arts

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Students in the Visual and Performing Arts Signature Program have access to talented and experienced artists and musicians, both those working as faculty at West Nottingham and those who visit our campus through the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program.  This program invites classically trained artists from the New York Academy of Art to work and live on our campus as visiting teachers, giving students a glimpse into the dedication it takes to produce great works of modern art.  Students persuing a performing arts focus can take advantage of studio time with West Nottingham’s full-time music teacher in a variety of classes, including music performance, music production, song writing, and music theory.

Program requirements:

  • Complete the following courses:
    • A combination of four of the following: Studio Art I and II, Photography I and II, Music Performance, Music Production, Song Writing and Music Theory
    • Art History and/or Anatomy
    • AP Art/Music
  • Participate in experiential learning with community partners
  • Attend a summer program, two to seven weeks long, in a related field
  • Attend two to four art exhibits, shows, or conferences
  • Conduct an original research project, supported by an external mentor and internal advisory
  • Present original work outside of the school
  • Present original research project at the WNA Symposium

Opportunity awaits you at West Nottingham Academy!

Every day, in every activity, from the classroom to the playing fields, art studios, and club gatherings, students are exposed to a diverse community of learners from all walks of life.

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