Throughout Scripture, we see evidence of God’s creativity and use of artistry to effectively communicate the greatest story ever told. We see His love for music and song in worship and celebration. We see His heart and learn lessons of discipleship in poetry and parables. And, when we look up from our study of the Scriptures, we can see His majesty all around us in the artistry of the world that surrounds us.
God is the ultimate artist. He is our example, and the reason we devote ourselves to the development and expression of the creative gifts He bestowed upon us. At Unity, we are committed to assisting our students in identifying their areas of giftedness in the arts, developing an appreciation for different forms of artistic expression, and recognizing how they can daily see and acknowledge the artistry of God in their daily lives.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Visual Arts program beginning in Kindergarten through 12th grade. In Elementary School, visual art is part of the curriculum as a weekly class. In Middle School, students can take semester-long art courses. In High School, UCS offers a studio art class and a graphic arts class.
Students at all grade levels attend music each week. PreK through First grade students learn general music through singing, playing instruments, and movement. Second through fifth grade students begin fundamentals of choral singing along with further study of music theory and instrumental training. Middle School students rotate among choral music, technology, drama, and visual arts electives, and high school students choose among visual arts, graphic arts, drama, and musical theatre for their elective opportunities.