The Arts are a pathway to understanding the self, society, culture and history. The Arts use a universal language that connects all people across space and time. Students understand how works of art relate to the time period and cultures in which they were created. By participating in arts classes, students will gain a deeper appreciation of the aesthetic qualities in all of the arts. Students in visual arts respond, understand, create and analyze visual images. In music and drama, students create, describe, and analyze their performance. The arts courses offered range from beginning, to intermediate, to advanced levels and may require prerequisites for enrollment.