All of our students are encouraged to actively explore the worlds of visual arts, music, and theatre. Creative expression is a great way to expand their perspectives while developing and sharing personal vision. Whether solo or in a group, our students' creative endeavors are supported and challenged through the arts at York. Our instructors are role models and mentors – all arts faculty continue to work as artists in their fields, bringing a vibrancy and real world focus to their discussions.
My art class at York allowed me to explore media I might not have tried otherwise and stretched my creative talents. – NICK UCHIDA ‘16
The arts foster individual reflection and inspiration; having an outlet for creative and emotional energy allows students to develop self-esteem, poise, and discipline. Participating in an ensemble experience in music or theatre encourages students to exercise commitment and responsibility.
Students with exceptional ability in the arts, who may be considering collegiate or professional work in the field, will find rich opportunities at York. Students perform at the highest levels in regional, state, and national music and art competitions.