Visual Arts

  • Can students with exceptional talent in visual art pursue it outside of the classroom?

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    Deerfield offers the option for students to pursue an “art exemption” instead of playing a sport in the afternoon. Students work on arts projects under the guidance of visual arts faculty, and present their work at the end of the term.

  • What kinds of visual arts courses does Deerfield offer?

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    Deerfield students can take classes in drawing, painting, photography, calligraphy, graphics, information design, videography, architecture, among others.

  • What are Deerfield’s visual art facilities like?

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    Deerfield is currently in the process of renovating the visual and performing arts center, which will be finished for the 2014-2015 school year. The new facilities will have expanded and relocated art classrooms, which were designed in consultation with Deerfield’s visual art faculty.

  • Are students required to take visual art during their Deerfield careers?

    Students are required to take at least two terms of visual and performing arts during their time at Deerfield. Visual art classes can fulfill this requirement. For more detailed information, see Deerfield’s full graduation requirements.