Areas of Artistic Interest/Majors Include:
Fine Arts course focus on both the fundamental of 2D and 3D art and design by way of drawing, sculpture and ceramics. Students in this area work in the drawing and painting studios as well as the ceramics studio. This includes instruction in life drawing, color theory, perspective and how to “see” from the artist’s point of view. Portfolio preparation for college entrance is enforced throughout.
Graphic Arts and Media Arts
Graphic and Media Arts courses are rigorous programs of basic drawing and illustration (graphic arts), basic photographic techniques and media literacy (media arts). Both programs incorporate art history. The curriculum will build on this foundation as students keep pace with cutting-edge technology skills and begin to concentrate inparticular areas of interest.
Our music Technology Center, located on the second floor, exposes all students to the latest hardware and software allowing the alignment of music with technology. The Vocal and Instrumental rehearsal rooms are soundproof and newly renovated for excellent acoustics and aesthetics. Facilities for individual practice (music suites) are also available.
The dance department at Rush Arts is a comprehensive college preparatory program whereby students study four dance content areas including performance and technique, analyzing and critiquing, historical and cultural studies and creating choreography. The four major technique forms learned are ballet )pointe), tap, jazz and modern. All of these activities are designed to prepare the students for many aspects of a dance career.
Our dynamic theatre arts classes include a holistic approach to artist development. Theatre design and technical theatre in the classroom and our state of the art auditorium.