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Fine Arts

Wheaton Academy offers over forty different fine arts classes and over a dozen musical ensembles so that you will have opportunities to explore and refine your craft as an artist and performer during your high school career.

We’ve launched professional actors, musicians, and artists. You could be next.

Fine Arts Facts

5
Theatre Performances Every Year
1
Student-produced Episodes of WaTV every year
1
Fine Arts Classes
10
Annual Improv Performances*
20 +
Concerts Every Year*
13
Orchestras, Bands, & Ensembles
10
Annual Dance Performances*
7
Crews support our annual Spring Musical
* Inclues nationwide tours
High school students perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Theatre

Theatre at Wheaton Academy is a big deal. In the last 7 years, Academy Theatre musicals have sold more than 25,000 tickets. That is enough tickets to overflow the United Center! From five theatre productions to improv team or theatre classes, there are so many opportunities for you to grow as an actor at Wheaton Academy.

Recent musical performances include:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Newsies
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Music Man
  • Peter Pan
  • Les Misérables

Visual & Studio Arts

Visual Art at Wheaton Academy includes the studio disciplines of drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture as well as media disciplines graphic design, photography and video. Whether you are a serious artist looking to develop a professional-level portfolio, or just exploring art for the first time, there is a place for you here.

Visual Arts classes at Wheaton Academy include:

  • Intro to Ceramics
  • Intro to Illustration
  • Intermediate Ceramics
  • Intermediate Illustration
  • Sculpture
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Advanced Illustration
  • Pre-AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing
  • AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing
student sketching at Wheaton Academy
Orchestra at Wheaton Academy

Music

Our music programs and ensembles focus heavily on excellence in both process and product. We are committed to helping you develop musical excellence, self-confidence, expression, and a heart for using your gifts to serve others. We will also help you to learn what it means to be an effective team player in an excellence-focused music environment.

Musical groups at Wheaton Academy include:

  • Band
  • Camerata (Chamber Music)
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Men’s Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Pep Band
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Spring Musical Pit Orchestra
  • WAcapella Gracenotes (Girls)
  • WAcapella Prince Crossing (Boys)
  • WAcapella Kantorei
  • Women’s Chorale

Dance

In dance classes at Wheaton Academy, you will experience dance as a worshipful and transformative discipline while focusing on multiple dance styles and techniques including tap, ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, and contemporary. You will be challenged not only in your dancing abilities, but also in your self-confidence, creativity, communication skills, and teamwork. Advanced classes offer performances in front of live audiences. Outside of class, you’ll have opportunities to perform and tour with our Furnace Company dance team.

Dance classes at Wheaton Academy include:

  • Introduction to Performing Arts
  • Advanced Performing Arts
  • Introduction to Dance
  • Intermediate Dance
  • Advanced Dance
High school students dance in Wheaton Academy's Furnace Company
Livestream Team broadcasts athletics competition at Wheaton Academy

Media Arts

Collaboration is commonplace. Technology seeps into nearly every aspect of life. Our media arts program will prepare you to meet the challenges of this 21st century world. 

Media arts classes at Wheaton Academy include:

  • Intro to Media Arts
  • WAtv
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Video Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Advanced/Competitive Video

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