Fine Arts

Director: Lynn Souza

Office:​ ​Central Office, 455 County Street

Phone Number: 508-997-4511 ext. . 14104


The Fine Arts Department at New Bedford High School is proud to provide over 22 unique courses in visual arts, music, and theatre. NBHS students take courses in the arts daily, as part of their academic course schedule, fulfilling the MassCore graduation requirement for all students to complete 1 credit of study in the arts. The Fine Arts Department provides courses for students of all levels and abilities, from introductory exploratory courses to Advanced Placement.

Courses Offered:

Art Courses Offered:

3D Art

AP Studio Art

Art 1

Art History

Drawing 1

Drawing 2

Painting 1

Painting 2

Studio Art

Music Courses Offered:

AP Music Theory
Concert/Marching Band
Concert Chorale
Jazz Workshop
Music Fundamentals
Music Fundamentals TR-V

Piano I
Piano II
SATB Show Choir
SSA Show Choir
String Ensemble
Symphonic/Marching Band
Treble Choir

Theatre Courses Offered:

Advanced Acting and Directing
Musical Theatre Stagecraft
Theatre Arts

NBHS Fine Arts students demonstrate their learning at concerts, showcases and performances for the community.

After-School Fine Arts Clubs & Ensembles:


Acting and Auditioning Workshop
Anime Club

Art Club
Concert Band*
Drama Club
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Jazz Band
Jazz Choir
Jazz Workshop*
Marching Band*
SATB “Pure Energy” Show Choir* 
SSA “Charisma” Show Choir*
Symphonic Band*

* denotes after-school requirement of a school-day ensemble


Important Information:

2019 Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework



Helpful Resources:


NBHS Chorus

NBHS Drama Club

NBPS District Fine Arts page

Student Art Photo Gallery