Fine Arts

BRENTWOOD ACADEMY

FINE ARTS PROGRAM

Brentwood Academy’s fine arts program develops each student’s talents, offering opportunities for creative expression while recognizing God as the ultimate Creator. With supportive faculty members who have experience both in education and performance, students have a unique and valuable opportunity to learn from those with real-world experience in their disciplines. 

The fine artsdepartment at Brentwood Academy is comprised of eight separate disciplines with dedicated faculty members and facility space at the school. 

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BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
FINE ARTS

What is it like to pursue fine arts as a  Brentwood Academy student?

Each student has unique God-given abilities and talents.  We are committed to helping students discover and develop those gifts to their fullest potential.

We offer more than 30 performance and visual arts opportunities for both middle school and upper school students at BA.

With multiple performances and showcases within each branch of the fine arts department annually, students are able to train, progress, and flourish in their chosen discipline.

1 PETER 4:10 (NIV; BA THEME VERSE 2001-2002)


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

FINE ARTS

DISCIPLINES

MATT NYGREN, FINE ARTS DIRECTOR


“When you put that in the framework of being ministerial, we’re changing lives. This gift of music from God is probably one of his most profound gifts to mankind, an element of natural revelation. I love to be part of this God-centered mission, specifically being able to teach band, getting to share God’s profound gift of music with our students in this Christ-centered setting.”

VAPA

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCENTRATION

The VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Concentration acknowledges students who have invested in fine arts offerings at Brentwood Academy. College transcripts will note the Concentration, and students will also wear an honor cord at graduation to recognize the achievement.

VAPA POINTS
ALL VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMIC CLASSES
3 points. Must have participated both semesters.
SPECIALITY DANCE
1  point.
ACADEMY DANCERS

3 points. Must have participated both semesters.

SPEECH TEAM
2 points. Students must have competed in 80% of the speech tournaments for that year.
PLAY/MUSICAL/STAGE MANAGER
2 points. Must have participated for full run.
TECH CREW
1 point.
MAKEUP/HAIR
0.5 points. Must have completed all required dates.
VAPA DISTINCTION
  • Blue Honor Cord
  • 20 VAPA Points required (average of one class and one play/musical per year)
EXCELLED VAPA DISTINCTION
  • Light Blue/Navy Braided Honor Cord
  • 28+ VAPA Points required
  • Eligible for the VAPA Scholarship

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ADMISSION


Our intentional class sizes vary by grade and discipline, all led by faculty who are accomplished in their fields of study, creating an ideal environment for academic growth and success.

Our admission process