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Magnet Program

Central High School's fine and performing arts magnet program offers thirty-two fine arts courses, including four pre-AP and AP studio art classes, and twelve additional pre-AP and AP core curriculum courses. Our mission is to make the arts a tool for strengthening the character of each of our students. Our students learn from artists-in-residence from the community who provide real-world perspectives, experiences, and expertise in our classrooms. We encourage our students to participate in competitions for academics, the arts, and athletics because we believe that they have the skills, talent, and knowledge to be successful. GO BRAVES!!!

Magnet Strands

Arts Management

Program Overview

Central's Arts Production and Management program is an interdisciplinary study combining business and the arts. Because strategic decision-making, finance, and emerging technologies are such an important part of arts management, this program teaches practical skills in grant-writing, fundraising, board development, communication, public relations, business management, and marketing. In order to develop a broad foundation in the arts, students will complete at least two specialized arts courses such as visual arts, theater, dance, and music. An arts internship is highly recommended.

Educational Opportunity

Our Arts Production and Management strand is a collegiate degree program that evolved in recent years from a need to cultivate community support for arts organizations. Central High School is the only high school within the U.S. offering the Arts Production and Management strand, providing a unique opportunity to Tulsa-area students. Students who complete this program will be well prepared to transition into any college or university offering degrees in fine arts, business, or arts management.

Course Offerings

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Visual Art 1
  • History of Art
  • Introduction to Business
  • Arts Management I
  • Arts Management II
  • Creative Writing/ Screenwriting
  • Speech 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Music Recording Art
  • Pro Audio and Computer Music
  • Senior Fine Arts Capstone 

Career Opportunities

  • Archivist
  • Art consultant
  • Art curator
  • Arts advocacy
  • Arts council member
  • Community arts manager
  • Concert tour promoter
  • Director
  • Literary agent
  • Marketing professional
  • Performing arts manager
  • Policy-maker 
  • Publicist
  • Public relations
  • Talent agent

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Theater and Dance

Program Overview

For students with ambitions of being on the stage, this magnet program offers choices with classes in theater and dance.

Theater Course Offerings

  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Drama
  • Theater tech
  • Advanced theater tech
  • Speech
  • Leadership - perspectives in art

Dance Course Offerings

  • Dance history
  • Dance 1
  • Ballet 1
  • Modern dance 1
  • Tap / jazz 1
  • Ballroom dance
  • Dance 2/3/4 (advanced)

Career Opportunities

  • Actor
  • Community arts worker
  • Dancer
  • Drama therapist
  • Theater director
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Film director
  • Theater stage manager

Visual Arts

Program Overview

Students will create, design, and explore the world of visual arts. This magnet strand offers students oppotunities to become independent thinkers using different techniques in the wide field of visual arts.

Course Offerings

  • Art history
  • Studio art 2-D
  • Studio art drawing
  • Life drawing
  • Pre-AP art I/II

Career Opportunities

  • Artist
  • Art Director
  • Book Illustrator
  • Exhibitions Designer
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multi Media Specialist
  • Animator

Vocal and Instrumental

Program Overview

This magnet program allows students to explore signing and musical options. Students can develop their own music style while learning the elements and discipline of music theory and performance.

Vocal Course Offerings

  • Vocal performance
  • AP music theory
  • Show choir 
  • Musical theatre
  • Music history

Instrumental Course Offerings

  • Instrumental performance
  • Guitar ensemble
  • Brass ensemble 
  • Jazz lab
  • Music theory
  • Orchestra
  • Introduction to piano 
  • World music 

Career Opportunities

  • Singer
  • Music therapist
  • Session musician
  • Club DJ
  • Record producer
  • Music director
  • Conductor
  • Radio DJ
  • Background singer
  • Recording engineer
  • Music teacher
  • Composer