Fine Arts education at Archbishop Hannan is a hands-on educational experience. It is experienced physically, vocally, emotionally and creatively. The fine arts foster an environment conducive to creative development. A strong work ethic, sense of community, confidence and self-esteem is developed through these courses. Our overall goal is for students to enrich their creative, social, academic and spiritual development.
The Fine Arts Department offers a four-year program in choral music, band, dramatic and visual art instruction. This program is constantly evolving and has something of interest to every student.
Choral Music Program
The Choral Music Program includes courses open to students without prior high school choral experience as well as those designed for students who have at least one year of high school choral experience or the equivalent. Opportunities abound for on and off-campus performances.
- Cultivates attitudes and the application to the learning process of the experiences that occur through contact with aesthetic objects.
- Enriches the student’s creative, social, academic, spiritual and practical development.
- Fosters a strong work ethic, a sense of community, confidence and self-esteem.
- Develops a student’s ability to respond to something good or beautiful.
- Develops the skills necessary to either follow careers and/or vocations in music in order to enrich the student’s life.
Visual Art classes are offered for credit during each of the four years of high school. Options include art appreciation, composition, portraiture, ceramics, and sculpture to name just a few. Studio Art may be taken for Advanced Placement with the opportunity to earn college credit during senior year.
Theatre and Drama
The school’s Drama Program offers opportunities for students interested in performing on stage or providing needed support behind the scenes. The Drama program presents two shows throughout the year and all students are welcome to audition for each of the different performances.
Archbishop Hannan’s Band Program began in the Fall of 2012 and offers a variety of opportunities for the music enthusiast. Students will have the opportunity to schedule band classes during their regular class schedule, as well as before and after school.
Archbishop Hannan has added a Dance I elective to its fine arts curriculum. In this elective, students will focus on ballet, jazz, and modern techniques. students will also learn dance terminology, choreography, history, and other dance related topics.