Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts at Austin ISD

The Austin ISD Visual & Performing Arts Department believes that a Visual & Performing Arts education is essential for the development of the whole child. The arts provide students with unique experiences that allow them to explore their passions, maximize their creativity and critical thinking skills, and learn valuable lessons about self-motivation, dedication, teamwork and communication.

AISD is a recognized leader in urban education and is dedicated to providing an arts-rich education for every student. Visual & Performing Arts education is available at all 129 schools. Every elementary student in the district receives a high-quality education in elementary and music.

Secondary schools throughout AISD offer many different Visual & Performing Arts strands for students to pursue:

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Guitar
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

Each of these sequential courses, all of which feature a meaningful and rigorous curriculum taught by expert staff, provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for cognitive, creative, emotional and social growth. By enrolling in these Visual & Performing Arts courses, students are also eligible to participate in clinics and contests such as All-City Guitar, All-City Band, All-City Choir, UIL Concert and Sight Reading, One Act Play, Dance Spectacular and Visual Art Scholastic Event, as well as various concerts, events and art exhibits throughout the community. Visual & Performing Arts students from AISD have won numerous district, state and national awards and scholarships, and many have gone on to pursue the arts in higher education and beyond.

In addition to Visual & Performing Arts education, Austin ISD offers Visual & Performing Arts Academies for students interested in an accelerated arts curriculum.

Follow Your Art - Middle School Theatre Festival Forward/Adelante!

Follow Your Art - Virtual Summer Theatre Series - Box

Follow Your Art - Virtual Summer Arts with The Contemporary Austin

Follow Your Art - Virtual Summer Theatre Series- Shrek Medley

Follow Your Art - Summer Theatre Series Collective Creation

Follow Your Art - Virtual Summer Theatre Series Documentary

Create & Connect: A celebration of AISD's Fine Arts

 

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