Visual arts students may pursue a wide range of artistic disciplines, including studio art, ceramics, photography and digital art. They may study a particular medium in depth or sample several from a broad offering of courses. While a strong technical foundation is stressed, equal emphasis is placed upon creative self-expression and developing the artist’s unique voice. Advanced studies include a strong emphasis on critical and creative thinking, as well as portfolio preparation.
Courses offer students the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines through both active participation in group ensembles and through classroom study. Courses of study are available for every level of student, from the beginner to the most advanced artist, in music, theater and film, and dance. The programs emphasize technical proficiency, creative expression and stage presence, with the opportunity to perform in a variety of concerts, recitals and performances throughout the year.
FINE ARTS GALLERY
Opened in fall of 2013, Berkshire's new fine arts gallery is on the second floor of our new Fine Arts Wing of Berkshire Hall. Exhibits have included the work of alums, local artists, and current students and run throughout the school year.