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To empower and inspire students to grow in self-discovery and achieve their creative, expressive potential through experiences in the arts for the purpose of developing innovative leaders motivated to serve a global community within the Jesuit tradition.


Integrate the arts and all its inherent benefits into the life of the Loyola community.

Visual Arts

List of 4 items.

  • Studio Arts

    Using a variety of tools and materials, Studio Arts students grow in areas of self-discovery and skill by visually responding to the world around them using drawing, painting, printmaking and 3D approaches to art. In courses designed to meet the needs of the beginning student through the advanced artist, students improve their ability to create, contextualize and talk about art in studios that support personal expression and discovery.
  • Architecture & Design

    Students in the Architecture Program blend their creative and technical abilities to develop design thinking from early ideation stages through to the completion of projects. Through architectural drawing and model making, students learn the historical foundations of architecture and how to apply them to their own designs, systems and materials. Graphic Design students use an artistic design approach along with the latest computer software to combine imagery and text in the creation of print-based media such as posters, logos and magazine layouts. All design courses seek to connect the student with real-world issues to foster an awareness of design’s impact and influence on our everyday lives.
  • Photography & Filmmaking

    Photography students explore image-making using digital and analogue single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Gaining working knowledge of the camera, lenses and basic photographic equipment, students use technical skills to develop aesthetic and expressive competencies grounded in the principles of art. Digital image manipulation is also studied as an expressive tool. In Filmmaking, students work both behind and in front of the camera to explore every aspect of making a film such as writing, directing, editing and producing.
  • AP Art History

    AP Art History students examine how art, society and history overlap to both reflect and influence the world in which we live. Through analysis and discussion, students study the development of art from eras throughout history and regions across the globe. All students enrolled in AP Art History take the Advanced Placement test in May. This is a required course for Dumbach Scholars.

Performing Arts

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  • Music

    The Loyola Academy Music Department (Band, Orchestra, Choir) empowers students to express themselves through the performance and analysis of music. Students that study music at Loyola advance their instrumental and/or vocal technique and hone their collaborative and leadership skills through ensemble and in depth understanding (e.g. band, vocal, orchestra and guitar and AP Music Theory). The formal study of music is complemented by an array of cocurricular opportunities for students.
  • Theater

    Theater students at Loyola build skills and experience in acting, directing, tech design and script writing in an environment that is both nurturing and empowering. With the support of a department that celebrates a range of abilities, theater students develop self-expression and creativity onstage, backstage and in the audience. A focus is placed on the collaborative art of theater with the ultimate goal of developing creative, innovative leaders. Multiple levels of courses are complemented by a variety of cocurricular opportunities.
  • Dance

    The Dance Program at Loyola focuses on the creative process of dance as an art form. Students develop artistic self-expression while simultaneously building technical and critical thinking skills through choreography, collaboration and performance. The formal study of dance is complemented by an array of cocurricular opportunities for students.

Snapshots on the Arts

    • Fine Arts Snapshots


      Artist Benjamin '21

    • Fine Arts Snapshots

      Studio 1

      Shannon Jorash '22

    • Fine Arts Snapshots

      Honors Dance

      Ezmeralda Lopez '21

    • Fine Arts Snapshots


      Isabella Lombardo '21

    • Fine Arts Snapshots


      Madeline Snyder '21

    • Fine Arts Snapshots

      AP Art History

      Luke Hughes '23

    • Fine Arts Snapshots


      Mia Rode '21

Upcoming Shows

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  • Faculty Staff Art Exhibition

  • Jr. High Fine Arts Night

  • Mardi Sears Visual Artist Exhibition

  • Steve Solis Photo Exhibit

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Upcoming Performances

List of 4 events.

  • DrumLine Camp

  • Band Camp

  • Fall Choir Concert

  • Fall Band Concert

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Arts in the News

    • Winter Band Concert

      3.14.2024 Winter Band Concert

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
  • Abby Pierce '06

    actor, writer, director, teacher
  • 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

  • Mike Reed '92

    Jazz drummer and composer, 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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