Visual and Performing Arts

Southwestern Academy offers an arts program that’s varied and rich, offering students a wide variety of media for learning and expression.


Our music studios are well equipped with the latest in music technology as well as grand pianos. Students may take courses in:

  • Choral and instrumental music
  • Ensemble performance
  • Music history, theory, and composition

Theater Arts

Our students produce several plays each year. They are given the opportunity to experience hands-on learning through many field trips to the theaters in the Los Angeles area.


Visual Arts

Students have the opportunity to express themselves and receive creative instruction in:

  • Computer graphics
  • Drawing
  • Media Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography


You may enjoy having your writing included in publications that have been printed at Southwestern since 1924. They include:

  • The Confab, the school’s yearbook
  • SEEDS, Southwestern’s creative writing and art magazine

Click on the thumbnails below to view our publications.

“At the ArtsFest, our music and artworks are on display. Last year they had a fashion show. We got to make our own clothes and model them.”