The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Benjamin E. Mays High School is committed to creating Atlanta’s next generation of fine artists and fine arts patrons. Our overarching goal is to provide a balanced program divided into three distinct parts: all students will have a world-class fine arts education, enrichment experiences in the Atlanta arts community and extension opportunities for learning that ensures a lifetime of involvement in and enjoyment of the arts.
We offer a wide variety of courses that support this goal in Visual Art, Dance, Theater, General Music, Instrumental Music, and Vocal Music. Participating students in the Atlanta Public school System can complete a Fine Arts Pathway by taking a series of 3 full credits in one fine or performing arts subject area listed.
The goal of the Fine Arts Diploma Seal is to create students who are prepared for college and career in these fine arts-related industries.