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Pickering College has a vibrant, varied, and exciting Arts Program featuring expert instructors and arts professionals. While recognizing the integral role the arts play within society and how they are a demonstration of our shared humanity, the Arts Program at Pickering College enables students to find and express their own voice through various media. As an integral part of the school’s history, the arts take up a central place in our current academic offerings and offer many opportunities for integration with other courses and learning opportunities —  including those that are aligned to support and enhance our Global Leadership Program. 


Actors enjoy hands-on involvement in producing and performing several dramatic, musical, and comedic productions both within the school and in drama festivals. 


Students explore their love for music and instrumental talents through a offerings including music production, concert band, jazz, wind ensembles, and vocal groups. Our ensembles enjoy individual and group instruction while performing at school events as well as local, national, and international venues. 

Visual Arts

Our Visual Arts Program balances theory with instruction in various techniques, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and computer animation. Along with studio activities and opportunities to exhibit their work, students also learn art history and visit prominent galleries.

Communications Technology

Students are given hands-on production experience with various media and film creation. Our radio broadcasting students air daily on our very own radio station, 102.7 CHOP FM, which broadcasts locally.

The Benefit to PC's Arts Program

What truly makes our program successful is that we are able to help students realize the significance of the arts within our society and to instil within them a respect for the arts. Our students develop creative and imaginative insights, as well as analytical and critical thinking skills that will transcend all facets of their personal and professional lives, assisting them in their future pursuits.

Our graduates have pursued post-secondary studies in fields such as film studies, music, communications, fine arts, fashion and design, as well as architecture.