• Creative involvement in the visual and performing arts gives balance to the broad pattern of learning. The fine arts curriculum challenges students to think creatively, encourages risk-taking, and enables students to apply their problem-solving skills beyond the classroom.

    BHS Coursework

    Design and Visual Arts

    Grade Career Related
    Year 1

    Ceramics 1 & 2,  Contemporary Sculpture 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1 & 2, Graphic Design, Digital Arts 1 & 2, Printmaking 1 & 2,  Digital  and Darkroom Photography 1 & 2, Jewelry and Metalsmithing 1 & 2

    Year 2 Ceramics 3 & 4,  Contemporary Sculpture 3 & 4, Drawing & Painting 3 & 4, Graphic Design or Digital Arts 3 & 4, Printmaking 3 & 4, Digital  and Darkroom Photography 3 & 4, Jewelry and Metalsmithing 3 & 4
    Year 3 AP Studio Courses: AP 2D, AP Drawing & Painting, AP 3D, AP Art History or Honors Credit for art courses listed above
    Year 4

    AP Studio Courses: AP 2D, AP Drawing & Painting, AP 3D, AP Art History  for art courses listed ablove or Honors Credit for art courses listed above

     

    Performing Arts  

    Grade

    Theatre

    Dance

    Music

    Year 1

    Theater I and Theater II,

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     Band & Jazz Band, Orchestra, Choir

    Year 2

     Actor's Workshop I or II (II Honors Credit Option)

    Introduction to Dance (for physical education credit)

    Band & Jazz Band (Honors Credit Option), Orchestra

    (Honors Credit Option), Choir(Honors Credit Option)

    Year 3

     Actor's Workshop III (or III honors), IV (or IV honors), and/or Advanced Actor's Workshop Honors,

    Dance 1 and Movement Studies 

    (for physical education credit)

    Honors/AP Music Theory, Band & Jazz Band, Orchestra, Choir, 

    Year 4

     Advanced Actor's Workshop & Advanced Actor's Workshop (Honors Credit Option)  Dance 1, 2 or 3 and Movement Studies 

    (for physical education credit)

     

    Honors/AP Music Theory, Band & Jazz Band, Orchestra, Choir

    Related Electives:

    • World Language

    • Electronic Music Composition 

    • Music Appreciation

    • Intro to Music Theory 


    Journalism, Broadcasting and Telecommunications / Audio and Video Technology 

    Grade Career Related
    Year 1

    Studio TV or Video Production, Journalism, Photojournalism 

    Year 2 Studio TV or Video Production
    Year 3

    Studio TV or Advanced Video Production Portfolio

    Year 4 Studio TV

    Related Electives:

    • Theater 1 & 2
    • Actors' Workshop
    • Graphic Design
    • World Language
    • Digital Photography
    • Film Criticism