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Fine Arts

The Fine Arts at Saint Joseph High School offer courses where students can foster their creativity through self-expression. Students embrace the importance of the arts in the totality of the human experience, often displayed in student exhibitions or performances.

The Fine Arts include both visual and performing arts, including but not limited to 2-D/3-D art, ceramics, digital design, drawing, painting, photography, piano and electronic keyboard, chorus, orchestra, concert band, instrumental ensemble, and musical theatre.

The offerings in music are designed to develop the student’s awareness of the aesthetics of music as the artistic expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The primary focus of the visual arts classes is studio production in order to develop student creativity through self-expression.

Scholastic Art Awards

Each year the Scholastic Art Awards celebrate student works judged based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Saint Joseph High School students submit their works to the regional Scholastic Art competition, where judges can award a Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention designation for works of art.

In 2022, Saint Joe students amassed 120 awards in the Scholastic Art competition, with 30 Gold Keys, 37 Silver Keys, and 53 Honorable Mentions.

Drama/Theatre

The fun with Fine Arts does not end with the afternoon bell. The Saint Joseph High School Drama Program puts on two productions a year: the Fall Play and Spring Musical, with the Spring Musical consistently being the largest co-curricular activity on campus. Students from all walks of life audition and contribute to these productions, whether it be on stage or as part of the production crew. Fall Play performances are traditionally held at Notre Dame's Washington Hall, while the Spring Musical is performed at Bethel University's Everest-Rohrer Auditorium.