The arts at Deerfield contribute greatly to the vibrancy and dynamism of campus life. A variety of performances and exhibitions mean that Deerfield students are always encountering and engaging in lessons of the arts. From the most basic painting and drawing classes, to advanced tutorials in acting and dancing, every Deerfield student participates in the arts.
Deerfield’s devoted arts faculty – most of whom are talented practicing artists themselves– provide the guidance and support students need to meet their artistic potential. They serve as mentors and advisors to those students who wish to pursue art, and instill in their students a love of artistic expression.
Each student must take at least two terms of the visual and performing arts, but opportunities to pursue art extend far beyond the classroom. Students may choose to participate in art as a co-curricular or even take an art exemption. Examples include involvement in theater productions, dance, musical groups, and visual arts exemptions.
A number of respected artists visit Deerfield throughout the year to share their talents and insight with the community. In the past few years, these visitors have included the Alvin Ailey dance company, the a cappella group Take 6, and actors John Douglas Thompson and Matthew Fox. Having these artists at Deerfield encourages involvement in the arts, while enhancing the artistic atmosphere of the campus.
View a gallery of arts pieces and events by Deerfield students and faculty.