Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department consists of four different areas. They are Foreign Language, Music, Art, and Communications.

World Language at Central realizes the greater importance on the knowledge of other languages being placed on our global society. Our students have the opportunity to study four languages. These are studies in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. A full cultural study of the selected country is explored through not only grammar basics and conversational language, but literature and history, also.

The Music Department features both vocal and instrumental courses. Vocal includes Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir, Resounding Harmony, and Varsity Choir. Instrumental includes Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Honors Band, and Wind Ensemble Band.

The Visual Arts includes both 2-D and 3-D experiences. Four years of Art courses are available including:  Clay, Drawing, Introduction to Visual Arts, Mural Design, and Painting.  Many 2-D medias are used, such as a variety of papers, tempera, acrylics, oils, watercolor, pencil, prismacolor, chalk pastels, pen and ink.  Some medias for 3-D work include clay, glass, wood, recycled/reusable materials, solar components and plaster.

Modern "M.A.D.ness" (Music/Art/Drama) and M.A.D.ness II (Advanced) is also offered. These are courses different from the regular Music, Art, and Drama courses. They are for the student who needs to fulfill their Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts graduation requirement but does not want to actually create Art, Music, or Drama. It concentrates on learning about the arts from the 20th century to the present.

The Communications Department includes the following courses: Broadcasting and Advanced Broadcasting, Introduction to Television Productions, Drama and Advanced Drama, Forensics, Debate, and Communications. The new Communications course is a graduation requirement.