PCA cultivates artists of excellent craft and character who reflect God’s image through joyful creative expression.
PCA has developed its fine arts curriculum to best meet the needs of students seeking to pursue further study at the college level. The PCA program combines up to eight visual arts courses with offerings in music and theatre to create a diversified program.
In the visual arts, students build from courses in basic design and methods to skilled courses in drawing and digital photography. An Upper School orchestra and offerings in chorus provide large-group performance opportunities for students in music. Students may choose small group opportunities in areas like flute choir or courses in basic guitar or world drumming to further their music talents.
The interdisciplinary theatre class introduces students to the vocabulary, techniques, production and history of the theatre. Students may progress from reading and writing, to improving acting skills and participating in two annual school productions.
As of 2019, PCA students can earn a Fine Arts Diploma.
The classes are designed to maximize artistic gifts and students are supported in exploring new areas of opportunity.