Fine Arts

This is an exciting time in the fine arts at Canisius High School. Whether your interest lies in music, the visual arts, digital media, or the theater, you will find something here to engage your creative spirit.

A Digital Media Lab has been created to respond to the needs and interests of early 21st century students. Curricular offerings include Filmmaking, Broadcasting, and Graphic Design.

Large ensembles at CHS include the Blue and Gold Choruses, Chamber Choir, A Cappellics Anonymous, Concert Band, Handbell Ensemble, String Ensemble, and Guitar Ensemble.

Each year, CHS student artists participate in numerous field trips to museums, galleries, and architectural sites.

If you’re an aspiring actor, or are interested in serving behind-the-scenes to mount a successful show, the Performing Arts Club is the place for you. Each fall, a drama, comedy, mystery, or thriller is produced. A large cast musical, with the participation of young women from many WNY schools, is performed in the spring each year.

Come and be involved in something great. Wherever your talents lie, the fine arts department has something for you.

Current Course Offerings

Digital Media Arts

  • Broadcasting
  • Filmmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop I & II


  • Blue Chorus
  • Concert Band
  • Gold Chorus
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Music Theory
  • American Music History
  • String Ensemble
  • Explorations in Music

Visual Arts

  • Architecture
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Independent Study
  • Studio Art I & II
  • Sculpture