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Visual & Performing Arts

Central to the Visual and Performing Arts education at Fordham Prep is the objective that students understand what goes into a work of art from conceptual, technical, and cultural points of view; and how, in the spirit of cura parsonalis, these help contribute to the makeup of a well-rounded person.

The Arts curriculum is designed to enable students to understand and appreciate how a work of art is created and viewed. The curriculum’s design stimulates growth through self-discovery and self-expression. Students’ skills develop through practice and appreciation of techniques. Classes are structured in tandem with students’ needs in subsequent years. 

Chairperson: Michael Weldon '86 

course offerings

Music Composition 1

Music Composition 2

Fundamentals of Music

Intro to Western Music

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble Honors

Band Methods

Instrumental Ensemble


Liturgical Choir

Vocal Music

Fundamentals of Acting

Theater Arts: Stage Crew

Studio Art 1

Studio Art 2

AP Studio Art

Architectural Drawing

Computer Graphics & Web Design

AP Art History

    • A three-year sequence or one-year electives
    • Hands-on experience
    • Exposure to computer art
    • Student Orchestra
    • Portfolio preparation for college
    • Advanced Placement course: AP Art History
    • Member of NYSSMA
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