Program Lead

Ashley MacIntyre macintyrea@hdsb.ca

Teaching Staff

Chris Carson-Foster carsonfosterc@hdsb.ca

Dan Cummings cummingsd@hdsb.ca

Norman Busse bussen@hdsb.ca

Greg Douglas douglasg@hdsb.ca

Amanda Smith smitha@hdsb.ca

Taline Paroyan paroyant@hdsb.ca



 
Experience in the arts - dance, drama, media arts, music and the visual arts - play a valuable role in the education of all students.  Through participation in the arts, students can develop creative skills, learn about their own identity, and develop self-awareness, self-confidence and a sense of well-being.  

The arts nourish the imagination and develop and sense of beauty, while providing unique ways for students to gain insights into the world around them.  Through the study of works of art from various cultures, students deepen their appreciation and understanding of diverse perspectives and develop the ability to approach others with openness and flexibility.

Education in the arts involves students intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.  The arts curriculum is based on four central points - developing creativity, communicating, understanding culture and making connections.

Please visit the MDHS Music site for more details on music at MD.

For more information on the options for the Arts, please check the Course Descriptions page.