The mission of the Fine Arts Department is to provide a supportive and comprehensive arts education that will empower each young woman with the ability to think creatively, motivate intrinsically, and practice self-reflection. We believe that these qualities will allow our graduates to approach their future goals with confidence, ambition, and a passion for learning.
Each of the fine arts areas offers “stepping stones” to help students grow, with beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in each discipline. Fine arts classes are not only built into the curriculum day, but also provide activities and venues after school.
Visual Arts students learn about the elements and principles of art through hands-on projects using various artistic media. Studio Art is offered at the beginner’s level, followed by course offerings of Advanced Studio Art and AP Portfolio Art. Student artwork is exhibited in the Elberson Fine Arts center biannually—in December and in May.
The Salem Academy theatre program includes a robust course offering that develops both aspiring actors and technicians. The theatre program produces two mainstage shows each year, that are performed in the Drama Workshop of the Elberson Fine Arts Center. Students also present one-act plays or student-directed plays in the Salem Academy Auditorium. Theatre I is a class designed for beginners, and students with greater interest in theatre may participate in Advanced Theatre or Theatrix courses.
Photo Galleries of Past Theatre Productions
- A Little Princess | Spring 2016
- Murder for the Bride | Fall 2015
- Pygmalion | Spring 2015
- The Nerd | Fall 2014
- Annie | Spring 2014
- Macbeth | Fall 2013
Salem Academy offers students three choral classes, an academic music theory class, and private music lessons through the Community Music School at Salem College. Chorus, Glee Club, and Spirit ensembles perform frequently throughout the year, on-and- off campus.
Read more about the arts at Salem Academy in this article from Triad Living magazine.