The Arts

Recognizing the Unique Contributions of the Arts
Mother Theresa believed the arts as essential to education as math, science and language. The Visual & Performing Arts Program at IND is an integral component of a girl’s high school experience. Students can participate in art, music, theatre, dance and voice.
Arts courses enhance creativity, discipline, social skills, and critical thinking. IND offers introductory classes in theatre arts, choral performance, stagecraft, piano and guitar. Advanced performing arts classes include theatre arts, select choir, stagecraft and accompanying.
IND annually produces two full-length stage productions: a fall play and a spring musical. Our students not only perform in these productions but also design scenery, sew costumes, choreograph, and act as stage managers. Two annual concerts also give student actors, vocalists and musicians an opportunity to perform for a large audience.
Studio art classes are offered in general through advanced levels. The art students enjoy being creative and finding unusual solutions to visual problems. Two art exhibits per year allow students to showcase their work.
IND awards scholarships to accepted students who plan to join our Visual & Performing Arts Program. Named for IND women in the arts, the awards consist of $3,500 each year for four years.
Visual & Performing Arts Curriculum
The following courses are offered in the arts curriculum. See the curriculum page for more details.
General Art
Studio Survey
Graphic Design I
Painting I
Painting II
Intermediate Dance
Introduction to Dance
Music Theory
Beginning Guitar
Intermediate Guitar
Introduction to Keyboarding and Piano Skills
Intermediate Keyboarding and Piano
Choral Performance
Select Choir
The Art of Accompanying
Instrumental Ensemble
Vocal / Instrumental Combo
Theatre Arts
Advanced Theatre Arts
Introduction to Musical Theatre
Stagecraft - The Fine Art of Creating the Illusion
Advanced Stagecraft/Production Management