VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AT O'DOWD
O’Dowd’s robust arts program is a creative oasis for students to develop their unique voices as artists. Through visual art, music, drama, creative writing and journalism, students find their resilience, practice self-expression, gain confidence, build community, and discover their best selves. Our arts teachers are all professional working artists, guiding students to develop a technical toolbox and critical analysis skills that empower them to create art they want to share with the world. Our facilities include modern rehearsal and performance spaces, professional recording studios, and a black box theater. Students have gone on to nationally recognized arts programs, including the Rhode Island School of Design, the Pratt Institute, California Institute of the Arts, The School of Visual Arts, and more.
The James T. Bill '55 Theater
Where Students Shine
Our modern and professional theater seats an audience of 325, and has been the home for O’Dowd’s long-standing musical theater tradition.
Visual and Performing Arts Faculty
Briana Loewinsohn, Department Chair
Briana Loewinsohn is a published graphic novelist who has been teaching at O’Dowd since 2006. A Berkeley native, she went to Scripps College in LA, where she studied photography, computer arts, painting and drawing. She is passionate about teaching art to young people and is always inspired to watch what they create.