The Arts Department at Seoul Foreign School strives to create well rounded individuals in the pursuit of artistic expression, and cultivates a life-long appreciation of the arts through creative excellence in an inclusive environment.
The Arts at SFS include drama, music, and visual arts. These programs are integrated into the school day via curricular frameworks, as well as offered in extracurricular programs.
Each year the drama program presents large-scale, multi-performance productions to the SFS community and public, plus more than ten additional small-to-medium scale productions. COVID-19 has created new challenges for our students and educators, but the dramatic arts at SFS remain strong.
Students from age nine have the opportunity to perform as actors, builders, technicians, and stage crew. Supporting these productions are courses that lay the foundation for these skills. High school students can further expand their skills through involvement in Crusader Live, our unique student production staff program.
Students learn the history and process of theatre, as well as practical skills of characterization, blocking, set design, and directing up through high school.
The music program is one of the largest programs offered at Seoul Foreign School, involving nearly 95% of our students and producing more than 25 recitals and concerts each year. Students from preschool through senior year perform in instrumental and vocal ensembles.
The curricular program begins in our early years program and culminates in the IB Music course of the IB Diploma Program. Our students may play a diverse selection of instruments until they find the one for them.
At the end of high school, students are well prepared to pursue further studies in music at two-year or four-year institutions; many of our alumni having taken this path.
The visual arts program spans all age levels in all four school divisions.
Early arts courses focus on activities that develop students' knowledge and understanding of elements of design such as line, color, and shape.
In the Middle School and Key Stage 3 years, on into High School, students progress from two-dimensional to three-dimensional and digital art. In High School, students also have the opportunity explore Korean art and its techniques, allowing them to experience and partake in the rich art history and styles of our host country.
In the culmination of their High School career, students may enroll in the IB Visual Arts course component of the IB Diploma Programme. Upon graduation, students are well prepared to pursue further studies in art and design at two-year and four-year institutions.