Visual and Performing Arts at Notre Dame
At Notre Dame, we believe that the Fine and Performing Arts are both a creative and an academic pursuit. By creating, students learn to appreciate the creative process, to solve problems, to respect others’ forms of expression, and to work in groups. The Arts faculty consider the development of imagination, creativity, and aesthetic judgment to be essential complements to the critical thinking skills developed in other disciplines.
All students participate in art classes each year. Offering an art program in a nurturing environment develops each student’s self-esteem, freedom to experiment and take risks, ability to think critically.
Notre Dame’s dance program offers dance opportunities to all students with varying degrees of dance experience. Whether a student has been dancing for years or is a beginner, there is a class for everyone.
Notre Dame offers women's chorale and instrumental ensembles for musically inclined students to participate in each year. There are several opportunities to perform both on and off campus, as well as the option for private lessons.