VPA - Visual Arts
Includes a first-year course in “Art of Film,” which is designed to give the student a basic “cine-literacy.” Students explore the major language systems and spectrum of techniques used by filmmakers in conveying meaning, all the while viewing, analyzing, critiquing, and appreciating several major films of the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Periodically, a class will be offered for video creation—allowing students to understand the process (and effort) that goes into any production.
Jesuit education follows an Ignatian pedagogy that includes five key elements—context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation. In photography students situate the practice and study of Media Arts in this Ignatian pedagogy. Many of the photos used on our website are from our media students. Keep exploring and view the Digital Media Center, a gallery of work from the students of Digital Photography 1A / 1B and Advanced Digital Media.
Jesuit High School offers studio art classes to its students, emphasizing exploration, growth and self expression. An annual exhibition showcases artworks by talented students who draw and paint using various mediums including charcoal, oil and pastels. A number of Jesuit students have exhibited their works locally, while others have received prizes from art competitions.