The Fine Arts department is a collection of disciplines that share an underlying philosophy. Concepts are presented as interdisciplinary whenever possible. Technical skills which are discipline-specific are presented by demonstration and explanation, followed by student practice with individual or sectional coaching. Examples are drawn from other students’ work, video and audio recordings, guest artists, etc. Students informally critique their own and their peers' work during and at the completion of each project and performance. Courses are structured by skill development, and/or a combination of chronology and themes. Students are held to rigorous standards by teachers who are themselves practitioners in their fields.