Welcome to the the Fine Arts Department at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where creativity thrives and artistic expression knows no bounds. Here, students embark on a journey of discovery and innovation, guided by passionate instructors who foster a supportive environment for artistic exploration. From visual arts to performing arts, our department offers a diverse range of opportunities for students to cultivate their talents and unleash their creative potential. With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated faculty, and a rich array of extracurricular activities, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of artists, musicians, actors, and dancers. Join us as we celebrate the power of creativity and imagination in shaping the hearts and minds of our students at St. Thomas Aquinas High School's Fine Arts Department.


Visual arts encompass a wide array of creative expressions, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and graphic design. Through the manipulation of visual elements such as color, form, line, and texture, artists convey ideas, emotions, and messages, inviting viewers to interpret and engage with their work. St. Thomas Aquinas offers Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Pottery and Studio Art as part of the Visual Arts Department.


Performing Arts encompasses a diverse range of disciplines that captivate audiences through live performances. In dance, students express themselves through movement, mastering various styles and techniques. Instrumental music offers students the opportunity to hone their musical talents, whether through solo performances or ensemble collaborations. Technical theater focuses on the behind-the-scenes aspects of production, including set design, lighting, and sound. Theater immerses students in the world of acting, directing, and stagecraft, bringing stories to life on the stage. Vocal training teaches students to use their voices as instruments, exploring different genres and styles of singing. Together, these areas of Performing Arts provide students with invaluable skills in creativity, expression, collaboration, and performance.


Multimedia Arts explores the dynamic intersection of various artistic mediums, including digital art, graphic design, animation, video production, and interactive media. Students delve into the creative process, learning to blend visual elements, sound, and technology to communicate ideas effectively. Through hands-on projects, they develop skills in digital illustration, photo manipulation, 3D modeling, and motion graphics. Additionally, students gain proficiency in industry-standard software tools such as Adobe Creative Suite. Emphasis is placed on fostering creativity, critical thinking, and technical proficiency, preparing students for careers in fields such as advertising, game design, film, and web development.


Forensics is the art of persuasive public speaking and debate, encompassing various speech forms such as extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, and debates like Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas. It emphasizes research, credible sources, and effective presentation skills. Forensics cultivates critical thinking, communication, and advocacy abilities in students. Participants learn to construct and deliver compelling arguments, analyze complex issues, and engage with diverse perspectives. It promotes confidence, eloquence, and the ability to articulate ideas persuasively in front of audiences. Through practice and competition, students refine their speaking techniques and develop valuable skills applicable in academic, professional, and personal contexts.