The Regina Dominican Fine Arts program strives to develop an understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of the arts. Students are encouraged to explore elective classes in the fields of visual art, music, theater and dance to build a diverse and comprehensive portfolio. To complete the Fine Arts graduation requirement, a student must pass two semester long Fine Arts courses or one year long Fine Arts course.
A wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, including musicals, plays, concerts and clubs, exist to increase the breadth of our students’ exposure to and involvement in the arts.
Course Offerings in Fine Arts
Students gain proficiency in the basics of drawing, color theory, and design through experience with a wide variety of art media. Course instruction includes work with painting and drawing materials, ceramics, and computer graphics, as well as study of major trends in art and artists.
|Art Foundations||1 Semester|
|Graphic Design||1 Semester|
|Drawing and Painting I||1 Semester|
|Drawing and Painting II||1 Semester|
|3-Dimensional Design I||1 Semester|
|3-Dimensional Design II||1 Semester|
|Visual Arts Teaching Assistant||1 Semester|
Students will learn the origins and history of dance, as well as explore and perform the following dance styles: Ballet Technique, Theater/Jazz Dance, and Modern Dance. These genres will be taught in historical context and will provide a physically experiential survey of dance skills, technique, improvisation, choreography, and critical analysis. Through this coursework, students will build their expressive capabilities and power to communicate with others through the non-verbal medium of dance. Opportunities for students to develop their dance understanding and abilities are also available with Regina Dominican’s extra-curricular Orchesis Dance Company.
|Dance Foundations||1 Semester|
|Intermediate Dance||1 Semester|
|Advanced Dance||1 Semester|
|Dance Leaders||1 Semester|
Students develop performance skills and theatrical knowledge through class instruction activities and extra-curricular school plays. Coursework includes the study of voice and articulation, stage movement, improvisation, character and scene development, stage terms and theater history. Advanced students participate in direction of school productions and class scenes.
|Drama Foundations||1 Semester|
|Dynamics of Acting/Directing||1 Year|
|Film Study||1 Semester|
|Tech Theater I||1 Semester|
|Tech Theater II||1 Semester|
|Tech Theater III||1 Semester|
Students expand vocal and instrumental talents through class work and concert performances. Performances include winter and spring concerts and the annual Benefit production. First-year students enroll in the Regina Choir to study voice and basic music theory, and in Orchestra to develop instrumental talents. Advanced students may qualify for admission into the Regina Chorale or Chamber Singers choruses.
|Music History||1 Semester|
|American Music History||1 Semester|
|Chamber Choir||1 Year/Semester|
|Regina Chorale||1 Year|
|Beginning Band||1 Semester|
|Instrumental Music: Guitar||1 Semester|
|AP Music Theory||1 Year|
|Piano Accompaniment||1 Year/Semester|