Visual Arts Department Overview

  • The Visual Arts Department offers a full range of exciting courses to suit every student’s interests and abilities. The program offers opportunities for students to explore a variety of media and to learn about art history and master artists. With the exception of the Printmaking course and the Mural Painting & Design course, all courses in this department are full-year offerings and range from the introductory level to the Advanced Placement courses.

    Prior experience in Art is not a prerequisite for enrollment in many courses offered. Advanced Art students have the opportunity for the exploration of Art in greater depth through advanced course offerings, as well as Advanced Placement for possible college credit. The New Jersey Student Learning Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts are an integral part of all courses in the Art Department.

    There can be courses where students may have proficiency in the content from prior or out-of-school programs or experiences. If a student seeks to enroll in a course and has not taken the required pre-requisite at Livingston High School, the student must demonstrate his/her comparable proficiencies to the department supervisor. Students may not enter into a course without successful completion of a required pre-requisite or department supervisor approval. Upon supervisor approval, students will be notified if they are permitted to enter into the requested course.

    Mara Rubin, PreK-12 Supervisor of Visual & Performing Arts