In the Visual & Performing Arts program at Gunn High School we believe that artistic education is a vital part of human development, and that the arts are a vehicle with which to teach, enlighten, transform, challenge, and comfort the community and world around us.
The classes offered in our Visual and Performing Arts Department meet the fine arts requirements for graduation and most are approved by the A-G UC requirements. We are dedicated to teaching each student the skills to create and appreciate art through hands-on learning, theory, formal principles, and cultural history. Students complete our courses with enhanced skills in their chosen art discipline as well as gain insight into who they are, because every performance or piece of art is a reflection of the person(s) who created it.
Our program consists of the following disciplines: