Learn More about Fine Arts at ZCA
Setting the Stage
Zion Christian Academy’s Fine Arts Department provides a wealth of opportunities for creative expression, student participation, and performance.
We offer programs of study in:
- Vocal Music
- Visual Arts
Our students have access to some of the most experienced and talented instructors available, providing guidance and support in each of the Fine Arts disciplines.
At our lower school, all of our students (PreK3-Grade 5) enjoy weekly music classes where they learn the fundamentals of music, including age-appropriate music theory, rhythm, pitch and an introduction to musical instruments.
These budding musicians prepare and perform in several musical productions each year for Grandparents Day, Christmas and Easter. At our upper school, both middle school and high school students can participate in our choir as a Fine Arts elective. As a member of the choir, students have ample opportunities for performance at numerous school events, including Grandparents Day, chapel events, and graduation.
Zion Christian Academy’s theatre arts program is the finest in our area and is known for the extraordinary quality of its annual theatrical productions.
Young actors and actresses at our elementary campus may join the faculty-led lower school drama club where, as a member, they may take part in several performances each year.
Both middle school students and high school students may take Theatre as a Fine Arts elective. Participants in the middle school drama class take part in a major theatrical performance each fall and spring and our high school drama students stage regular productions.
Visual arts are woven into the fabric of a student’s educational experience at ZCA from a very young age. Art is a fundamental outlet for creative expression and can be incorporated into many components of a child’s education. At the lower campus, all students in grades PreK3 through grade 5 take part in weekly art instruction, with a special art room designated for these activities.
Elementary art classes include instruction in drawing, ceramics, painting, and sculpting, as well as the exploration of various other artistic mediums. At the upper school, our middle school and high school students are exposed to a wide variety of course offerings that include painting, drawing, sculpting, ceramics, textiles and basic graphic design. Our visual arts curriculum includes the development of creative inspiration and critical thinking, the mastery of artistic methods and techniques and a working knowledge of art theory and history. Zion hosts an annual Spring Art Show in which students can enter their own artwork of any medium. Additionally, our elementary and upper school art instructors contribute students’ creations to the annual Maury County Student Art exhibitions at Columbia State Community College each spring.