Visual & Performing Arts
Holy Names Academy offers an extensive academic and co-curricular program in the fine arts. Academic offerings encompass classes in theatre, media arts, music, and visual arts, and include Advanced Placement courses in Art History, Music Theory, and Studio Art.
A few of the highlights are:
Orchestra – HNA has a full orchestra––strings, woodwinds, percussion, and brass. All students interested in performing classical instrumental music in a group setting are encouraged to register for this class, which offers practice in music theory, ear training, and sight reading skills.
Music Production – This exciting class teaches students to how to compose, record, and create CDs of their own music, thanks to the recent addition of a music lab and a recording studio.
Link to a complete listing of Co-Curricular Music Actitivites
Link to a listing of adjunct Music Faculty
Link to Private Lesson Information
Link to Spring 2013 Music Lesson Agreement Form
Our comprehensive program has courses for actors, directors, filmmakers, technicians, and any other interested students as they prepare for school productions, develop appreciation for theatre and film, and consider careers in the dramatic arts or film and video production.
Link to a complete listing of Co-Curricular Theatre Activities.
Performance Schedule – A schedule of the most current music and theatre performances appears at left. For a complete list of events, use the HNA Schedule of Events. Choose Performing Arts under Event Categories.
AP Art History – This popular class offers an extensive look at the world’s art and architecture from the earliest times to the present.
AP Studio Art – In this class, students prepare a portfolio for evaluation rather than taking an exam. In an ongoing studio setting, students receive instruction to support the completion of a portfolio in Two- or Three-Dimensional Design or in Drawing.
FINE ARTS COURSE LIST
For a complete list of Fine Arts courses, please use the Course Catalog.
HNA offers wonderful facilities for its fine arts program. The Music Loge features a computer lab, a music recording studio, an acoustically excellent rehearsal space for choir and orchestra, and sound-proofed practice rooms. The 642-seat auditorium features outstanding audio and lighting technology. In the visual arts program, students have access to two classrooms, a pottery kiln, SMART Board technology, and the school’s computer labs for photography and graphic design, equipped with advanced design software.