Students performing as part of Frassati Catholic's rendition of Bye Bye Birdie
The fine arts enhance the human experience and enrich the human person. The Fine Arts Curriculum at Frassati Catholic High School provides opportunities for students to explore the arts and to acquire historical and cultural knowledge while developing creative skills across various fine arts. The study of the fine arts guides students’ creativity towards an informed and authentic expression, in service of beauty and truth.
As educators in the arts, and sensitive to the integral union of body and soul, the Frassati Catholic Fine Arts faculty work towards awakening in their students an appreciation for the beauty of truth: “Wherever there is truth, beauty must be born, wherever human beings are fulfilled in a correct and good way, they express themselves in beauty. The relationship between truth and beauty is inseparable and therefore we need beauty.”
The Frassati Catholic High School Fine Arts Department’s mission is to radiate the true, good and beautiful in the world, expressing the life of beatitude through artistic media that probes and contributes to modern culture.
This mission particularly complements and supports those of the Ethics and Culture Department, the History Department, and the Digital Communications and Media Arts Department. The culture of a society is manifested and promulgated in its art. Thus, art is a barometer to discern the values of the culture as well as a means to influence those values. A work of art provides a visual historical record on which history discussions can be based, giving both context and perspective. Today, artistic form may find technological expression as in Graphic Design, which is therefore cross listed as a Digital Communications and Media Arts course.