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Arts at Exeter

Discover Yourself

Curiosity. Self-expression. Self-discovery. Compassion. Empathy. It’s all here, waiting for you.

Infinite Possibilities

Try your hand at acting and explore what it feels like to be someone else. Write poetry or fiction with published writers as your mentors. Create innovative fashion with cutting edge technology. Perform in a host of ensembles, from small groups to orchestras. Combine them together for powerful interdisciplinary design and discovery.

With 4,600+ performance opportunities annually and extensive programs in visual arts and writing, you’ll have virtually endless options.

This World in a Nutshell by Wendi Yan

Meet the writers, artists who won national awards

Seven excel in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including an American Voices medalist and five gold winners.

50%

of students take music lessons

Play VideoThe Bowld at Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter Bulletin

Peak performance

Lamont Gallery

Dynamic exhibitions by professional artists, student installations, hands-on workshops and community collaborations.

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The performing arts tap into the core of who students are as people. And they engage their energies at such a fundamental level that it can really change the course of their lives."
Rohan Smith, music instructor

Arts Courses

There are plenty to explore in these departments:

Art

English

Music

Theater and Dance