The Fine Arts Department is committed to providing breadth and depth in each students HPA art experience.
In the introductory Foundations in the Arts course, students explore a range of artistic disciplines, choosing four of six quarter-long segments to create their yearlong course. In each quarter, students are introduced to the principles of design in a particular discipline and then apply these principles as they work on a project.
By exposing students to a range of disciplines, the department hopes each student will find an area of interest to be explored in greater depth in subsequent intermediate and advanced level Fine Arts electives.
To fulfill HPA’s graduation requirement, students must successfully complete three additional semester-long courses following the Foundations course.