Upper School students take a yearlong academic art class during any one of the four years and explore interests and develop talents through a wide range of both visual and performing arts electives. Students are encouraged to continue experimenting with new disciplines; at the same time, the Visual and Performing Arts Departments present opportunities for students to pursue their art at the highest level. The yearlong options include history and application courses (Visual Art, Studio Art Fundamentals, Theatre, Western Music, Film, Music Theory). Electives include Drawing, Painting, Silkpainting, Graphics, Film, Photography, Sculpture, Enameling, Ceramics, Woodshop, Intermediate Drawing and 2-D Design, Orchestra, Chamber Music, Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Intermediate Acting, Acting Ensemble, Advanced Acting Ensemble, Technical Theatre, Advanced Technical Theatre, Musical Production, Beginning Dance, Intermediate Dance, Advanced Dance, and Tap Dance). Additionally students may apply to take AP Studio Art Drawing and AP Studio Art 2-D Design. There are many performance opportunities throughout the year (musical and dance concerts, productions of plays and a fully staged musical) and visual arts student exhibitions.