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The mission of the Loyola Academy Fine Arts Department is to empower the students to grow in self-discovery and achieve their creative and expressive potential through holistic, aligned, articulated and assessed experiences in the arts with the ultimate goal of developing creative, innovative leaders motivated to serve a global community with the Jesuit tradition of women and men for others.

Visual Arts

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  • Visual Arts

    Provides an opportunity through the studio arts experience to grow in areas of self discovery using a holistic, discipline based approach to visual arts education. To develop creative, innovation leaders motivated to serve a glabl community within th eJesuit Tradition of women and men for others.
  • Design

    The Architecture and Design program at Loyola Academy provides the student with the opportunity to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based upon research and analysis of multiple contexts as well as comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to their service to others. This includes the need for the student to manage, advocate and act ethically and critically for the good of client, society and public within the parameters of accepted Jesuit tenets.
  • Filmmaking & Photography

    These courses provide an opportunity for students to work behind and in front of a camera. The Filmmaking course allows students to explore every aspect of making a film including writing, directing, editing and producing. While the photography courses teach students to use digital and analogue SLR cameras to create images grounded in the elements and principles of art.

Performing Arts

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  • Music

    The Loyola Academy Music department seeks to empower students to express themselves through the performance and analysis of all music. This is achieved in motivating the advancement of instrumental and vocal technique, affording students the opportunity to hone teamwork and leadership skills through ensemble (Band, Vocal, Orchestra and Guitar).
  • Theater

    The Mission of the Loyola Academy Theatre Program is to provide a nurturing environment which empowers students to grow in self-discovery and achieve their creative and expressive potential as they experience theatre onstage, backstage, and in the audience. We teach the communicative art of theatre through holistic, aligned, articulated, and assessed experiences with the ultimate goal of developing creative, innovative leaders motivated to serve a global community within the Jesuit tradition of men and women for others.
  • Dance

    The Dance Program at Loyola Academy focuses on the creative process of dance as an art form. We aim to simultanteously develop self expression and critical thinking through facilitating technical and artistic skills, choreography, collaboration and performance.

Upcoming Performances

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  • Christmas Performance

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Arts in the News

Loyola Luminaries in the Performing Arts

Loyola alumni with a passion for the performing arts have gone on to pursue successful careers in a wide variety of creative disciplines, from music and dance to theater, television and film. Today, many of these talented alumni light up stages and screens around the world and enrich our lives through their contributions as actors, comedians, directors, screenwriters, dancers, choreographers, composers, singers, songwriters, jazz and blues artists, symphonic musicians and more.

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  • Debo Balogun '13

  • photo courtesy of IMBD

    Matthew Cherry '99

    writer, director
  • photo courtesy of Forbes

    Pat Corcoran '08

    artist manager
  • photo courtesy of IMBD

    Brian Doyle-Murray '63

    actor, writer, producer
  • photo courtesy of IMBD

    Pat Finn '83

    actor, improvisational comedian
  • photo courtesy of writers theater

    Jess Godwin '01

    singer, songwriter
  • photo courtesy of Bandcamp

    Bill Grady '10

    blues musician
  • Photo Courtesy of Notre Cinema

    Joseph Guzaldo '76

  • Photo Courtesy of Kristina Isabelle Dance Company

    Kellyn Jackson '08

  • Photo courtesy of Getty Images

    Jay Lavender '93

    writer, producer, director
  • Photo courtesy of IMDb

    Bill Murray '68

    actor, writer
  • photo courtesy of IMDb

    Joel Murray '80

    actor, director, writer
  • photo courtesy of Syfi Wire

    John Musker '71

    writer, director
  • photo courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

    Jonathan Nolan '94

    writer, producer, director
  • Photo courtesy of CBS

    Chris O'Donnell '88

    actor, producer, director
  • Photo courtesy of IMDb

    Gregory "GQ" Qaiyum '94

    actor, director, writer
  • Photo courtesy of IMDb

    Jeffery "JAQ" Quaiyum '97

    writer, music producer
  • photo courtesy of IMDb

    Jennifer Radelet '02

  • photo courtesy of Mike Reed Music

    Mike Reed '92

    Jazz drummer and composter, Pitchfork Music Festival founder
  • photo courtesy of Hits Daily Double

    Sam Riback '95

    talent scout
  • photo courtesy of IMDb

    Robert Ryan '27

  • photo courtesy of IMDb

    Eddie Shin '94

  • Photo courtesy of IMDb

    Meredith Lavender Wilson '96

    television and film producer and writer
  • photo courtesy Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki

    Paul Zbyszewski '88

    television writer and producer

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