The Fine Arts department provides each student the opportunity to explore and refine their God-given talents and abilities, developing them to their highest potential in order to serve others through their gifts. Over 30 full-time and adjunct teachers create life-changing experiences through classes and performances in music (band, chorus, orchestra, chapel band), dance, theatre, technical theatre, audio engineering, visual arts, and digital media.

List of 31 items.

  • Advanced Costuming

    Intermediate and advanced skill development in design and fabrication techniques for theatrical costuming and stage props.
  • Advanced Dance

    Dance instruction focuses on movement skills in ballet and modern technique as well as learn choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and other styles that will lead to main stage concerts each semester.
  • Advanced Graphics: Digital Illustration

    A course developed as an intermediate level course for students who are proficient in the use of graphics applications and who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills
  • Advanced Graphics: Typography and Print Design

    A course developed as an intermediate level course for students who are proficient in the use of graphics applications and who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills
  • Advanced Stagecraft (10-12; year-long)

    Intermediate and advanced skill development in design and fabrication techniques for scenography, to include scene design, scenic painting, set construction, stage management, stage lighting and sound.
  • AP Music Theory

    AP Music Theory is designed to develop musicianship skills – ear training, sight singing and keyboard harmony – along with cognitive knowledge of the elements of music and the foundation of tonal harmony.
  • AP Studio Art (drawing or 2D design)

    This course is an advanced course for students who are highly motivated and committed to art and students are required to develop a portfolio of work according to specific guidelines.
  • Concert Band

    Concert Band is a college preparatory music performance class with emphasis on the instrumentalist’s development of characteristic tone, proper intonation, technical facility, and musical interpretation as it applies to ensemble and chamber performance.
  • Concert Choir

    Concert Choir is open to all high school students who desire to study and sing vocal music in an ensemble.
  • Contemporary Chapel Band

    This course is open by audition and interview to any student desiring to participate in an actively performing contemporary music ensemble that focuses on Christian praise and worship music.
  • Drawing

    An intermediate level course for students with previous art experience who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills study focuses primarily on graphite, charcoal, pastel, and pen & ink.
  • Foundations of Art

    Students in this introductory level course study drawing, painting, and 3-dimensional art works on basic levels to develop strong foundational skills.
  • Fundamentals of Acting and Advanced Acting

    These courses will provide an overview of basic theatre concepts including character development, stage movement, vocal techniques, and improvisation.
  • Graphics I - Intro to Graphics Applications

    A course developed as an introductory course for students wishing to develop a basic knowledge of graphic design software applications.
  • Introduction to Dance/Health

    An introductory level course with focuses on movement skills in ballet and modern technique as well as introducing students to the beginning concepts of life fitness, wellness, and health.
  • Introduction to Music Business

    This course will walk a select number of students through various aspects of the music industry to gain basic knowledge of studio recording, creating products to market, artist management, concert promotion, and online media marketing.
  • Introduction to Recording

    Introduction to Recording provides an overview of the recording industry standard software, Pro Tools, in which students learn various techniques to capture, edit, and mix recorded instruments/sounds into a digital format.
  • Introduction to Technical Theater

    An introductory level course that focuses on technical theatre design including designing set pieces, learning aspects of costume design and construction, the study of lighting design and techniques, and examine audio design and sound board operation supportive of theatrical productions.
  • Music Theory

    This introductory course will explore the history of music, studying various composers, cultures, styles, and the influences they have on music today.
  • Orchestra

    Orchestra is a college preparatory music performance class with emphasis on the development of characteristic tone, proper intonation, technical facility, and musical interpretation as it applies to ensemble and chamber performance.
  • Painting

    This course is designed as an intermediate level course for students with previous experience who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills and focuses primarily on watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints.
     
  • Photography I - Intro to Photography

    A course designed as an introductory course for students wishing to develop a basic knowledge of digital photography.
  • Photography II - Photojournalism & Visual Storytelling

    A course designed as an intermediate level course for students who are proficient in the use of the digital camera and who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills.
  • Pottery

    Students will explore a broad range of techniques and approaches to art through hand-built clay.
  • Public Speaking

    This elective offers study and practice of speech communication in interpersonal, small group, and a variety of public communication situations.
  • Publication Design

    A course designed as an intermediate/ upper level course for students who are proficient in the use of graphics applications and who wish to work in conjunction with the yearbook staff as designers.
  • Publication Photography

    A course designed as an intermediate/ upper level course for students who are proficient in the use of a digital camera and who wish to work in conjunction with the yearbook staff as photographers.
  • Songwriting & Music Production

    Advanced class that focuses on song development by/for artists we are developing. Students will learn how to write and produce music in a studio environment, and take a song from concept to final product.
  • Video Production I

    An introductory course for students wishing to develop a basic knowledge of video production.
  • Video Production II

    Students will refine film and video editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro software.
     
  • Yearbook

    A course designed as an upper level course for producing the MPCS yearbook.

Fine Arts Faculty

List of 10 members.