The Lowell High School Visual & Performing Arts Department is dedicated to instructing, nurturing, and inspiring the creative minds of our students. Our enriched and eclectic curriculum caters to all students whether they are experienced or curious or somewhere in between.

The Visual & Performing Arts Department offers 38 courses designed to develop the skills necessary for appreciation of and participation in the creative process embracing music, theater, dance, and visual arts.

All courses are sequential. Students must complete two semesters of the same visual and performing art to meet SFUSD graduation requirements. The two semesters need not be in the same year. By taking a year of a Visual and Performing Arts course, students also meet both UC and CSU admission requirements.