Visual & Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts Program at EM High has a long tradition of quality and excellence.  From our award-winning music & drama programs, to our highly successful performing arts productions, the VPA program at Ernest Manning has something for everyone.  Whether you choose to explore and develop a new interest or specialize in a current interest, participation in the arts enhances your creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. 

Each year, a significant number of our graduates pursue the arts at the post-secondary level. Several former students have embarked on successful professional careers in the Arts and as proud alumni, offer to mentor future artists at Ernest Manning.  Most graduates continue to enjoy the Arts and maintain a strong involvement for many years beyond their high school. For this reason, we believe our Visual and Performing Arts Program, and other related studies, are a natural extension of providing students an arts education focused on creating critical, creative thinkers that transform into citizens devoted to service, education, and acceptance of others.

Visual and Performing Arts Includes

  • Visual Arts: Art, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting
  • Dance: Dance, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Dance Composition
  • Drama: Drama, Advance Acting & Touring Theatre, Directing, Musical Theatre
  • Music: Band, Instrumental Band, Instrumental Jazz

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