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Visual and Performing Arts

As a school committed to inspiring and empowering young women of Chicago, Josephinum Academy whole-heartedly supports arts education. Over the last few years, Josephinum has made significant strides towards developing a strong and comprehensive Visual and Performing Arts Program.

While so many schools and districts have cut arts funding, it may seem surprising that we have chosen to allocate our efforts and resources to such a program. However, Josephinum believes that arts education reinforces all of the skills and characteristics we desire for our students. Through the arts, our students learn to be imaginative and inquisitive. They learn to become critical thinkers, effective communicators, and problem solvers. They learn the importance of teamwork, how to support each other through difficult times, and what it means to truly rely on one another. They learn the importance of meeting deadlines, following through on their work, and being responsible.

Most importantly, Josephinum’s Visual and Performing Arts Program provides our students with the opportunity to be heard and a platform from which to share their voices. This is perhaps one of the most important gifts we can give a young woman. Josephinum is proud to support the arts, and we look forward to continued growth of our Visual and Performing Arts program in the future.

Courses Offered

  • Acting / Drama
  • Movement for Stage
  • Shakespeare
  • Speech & Debate
  • Art
  • Chorus
  • Percussion & the History of Rock and Roll (Coming Fall 2014)

Recent Theatrical Productions

  • 2014 (Spring) Black Comedy by Peter Shafer
  • 2014 (Winter) Electra by Euripides
  • 2013 (Spring) Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • 2013 (Winter) The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • 2012: (Spring): Just Deserts (one act plays by Anton Chekhov and Moliere)
  • 2012 (Winter): Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • 2011: Henry V by William Shakespeare
  • 2010: The Society of Adventurous Women by Chuck Palia

David Fehr
Fine Arts Department Head

Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

1501 North Oakley Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 276-1261
(773) 292-3963
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