Country Day Visual Art courses include Painting, Metals, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, and Clay arts. The faculty is composed of professional, practicing artists who exhibit their work across the nation and guide students in developing the ability to communicate their ideas through art vocabulary, technical skills, and artistic expression.
Students interested in music may apply any of the music courses to their fine art requirements, such as Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Chorale, Advanced Chorale, Music courses are taught by practicing musicians who provide students with a source of enjoyment and inspiration.
In drama classes, the Viola Spolin method is used as a basis for theater training for comedy and straight drama. Students learn improvisation and present various scenes to classmates for discussion and critiques. The upper school productions generally include Shakespeare in the fall and a musical in the spring.