The Linfield Fine Arts program consists of instruction and practice in multiple disciplines in the visual and performing arts. As in all fields of study at LCHS, a Christian perspective is at the center of all coursework. As a testimony to Linfield’s overarching philosophy of college preparatory instruction, each year a significant number of graduating Linfield Fine Arts students are awarded honors and scholarships as they advance to the collegiate level.
Music: Instrumental and vocal music students gain experience and sharpen performance skills through participation in a variety of high-achieving music ensembles ranging from pop/rock vocal groups, to jazz bands and pit orchestras, to large concert bands and vocal ensembles. In this program, the emphasis is on sight-reading, literature preparation for festival and concert performances, and development of aesthetic and cultural values through comprehensive musicianship. This includes form and analysis, music theory, historical background, and stylistic interpretation.
Theater Arts: Theater Arts students learn the elements of acting, directing, and stagecraft. They prepare monologues and scenes, develop improvisational skills, and perform one-act plays. As they continue their studies, they may participate in up to four annual Linfield dramatic/musical productions in various capacities as actors, dancers, singers, costumers, makeup artists, set/prop designers, stage crew or technical team members.
Film: In a world increasingly influenced and driven by visual media, it is important to know how to use the power of the image effectively. Our film program is designed to give students a chance to grow in their skills while offering them a biblical worldview with which they can evaluate the prevailing messages presented in popular culture and entertainment. From film appreciation to film production and media classes, students learn about the history of cinema and get firsthand experience producing films and a weekly news show of their own.
Visual Art: Linfield’s Visual Art program covers the fundamentals of working in a variety of 2D and 3D media, producing drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, and works of mixed media. Students learn the use of composition, contrast, form, line, perspective, and technique in analyzing the art of masters and through personal experience with exercises, projects, and original art works. Advanced students can opt for AP art courses, participate in local art shows, and compete for national awards and recognition.
Chapel Ministry: This Bible class is a one year practical application course for students involved in the Chapel Band and Sound/Tech ministries. Students lead worship, prepare weekly chapels, set up and tear down equipment, and provide sound/tech support as needed for guest speakers and outside groups. Classes consist of band rehearsal, media design, Bible study, ministry and personal discipleship.