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.
Does Deerfield provide the opportunity for students to exhibit their work?
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Some Deerfield students have had their work displayed at a nearby venue in Greenfield called Artspace. In addition, exceptional student work is displayed in the Hilson Gallery, and in Albany Road, Deerfield’s literature and arts publication.
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.