Singing under the bright stage lights or creating pottery at our kilns, students at WISS are exposed to the creative arts at all ages.

CREATIVE ARTS

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) offers a robust creative arts program. The program is unique due to its interdisciplinary approach involving collaboration between all creative arts subjects.

As part of the program, the school celebrates an appreciation of the arts through sharing students’ work; showcasing their skills and talents through performances, gallery exhibitions, and community events.

WISS also offers various extracurricular activities that support the creative arts, such as musicals, plays, orchestra, a theatre tech club, and an art club.

At the Western International School of Shanghai, Grades 6-8 must take four creative arts subjects; Drama, Music, Visual Art, and Media. These subjects form part of a rotation called the Creative Arts Carousel, an outstanding initiative to introduce students to the creative arts subjects and process.

Students in Grades 9 and 10 may select one Creative Arts subject as their focus, encouraging WISS students to develop and grow as artists in their niche.

As part of the IBDP/IBCP, students may choose to specialize in either Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts, studying the subject in-depth and preparing them for university-level art courses or industry preparation.

In Grades 9 and 10, students choose one Creative Arts subject to focus on. By choosing a specialization that they feel passionate about, WISS students are able to develop and grow as an artist in their area of expertise.

As part of the IBDP/IBCP, students may specialize in either Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts, studying the subject in-depth and preparing them for university-level art courses or industry preparation.