At Bishop Ireton, students will learn to understand the purposes and uses of a range of arts forms – visual arts, media, dance, music, drama and literature, and how to make and share meaning from and through them. They will use with confidence and skill the codes and conventions of the art form best suited to their expressive needs. They will develop and demonstrate competency in the use of current technologies and mediums and an understanding of the ethical application of those technologies in all disciplines.
“We pray best before beauty.” - St. Francis de Sales. These words by our school’s patron saint, words that adorn the main entrance of the Garwood Whaley Auditorium, call to mind the mission, purpose, and philosophy of the Bishop Ireton Fine Arts Program:
Embrace the beauty and depth of the arts
Look, act, and sound like a Fine Arts Magnet School
Serve the community with exhibitions and performances