The Arts at ANC
ANC students benefit from rich arts programs in visual and performing arts. We offers academic and extracurricular opportunities for students to express their talents and to explore new mediums.
Our performing arts program is one of our most popular extracurricular activities. Each year, over 50% of our student population participates in our Fall Play, our Spring Play, or both. Students with a passion for theater can participate in our Performing Arts Portfolio, a rigorous academic course that meets during the academic day. It challenges students to explore every aspect of theater, from song and dance to sound and set design.
Our visual arts program benefits from Bryn Athyn's rich artistic history. In addition to courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and graphic design, our students can take advantage of the heritage of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, exploring mediums such as stained glass.
For juniors and seniors, we also offer acclaimed Portfolio Courses in both visual arts and performing arts. These courses help ANC students develop a body of work, learn about presentation, and receive comprehensive training in all aspects of their medium of choice—be it drawing, painting, or musical theater.
In the classroom, in the studio, and in the theater, at ANC we encourage our students explore their artisitc talents, and to develop new ones.