Home to Creativity

Whether an actor, musician, singer, or filmmaker, Bishop Hendricken student artists passionately pursue their craft through theory and practice. Beyond the paint brushes and guitars, Hendricken students appreciate the arts as a medium to explore creativity, appreciate culture, and develop a strong sense of empathy.

At a time when other schools are cutting or underfunding their arts programs, Bishop Hendricken is home to one of the richest and ever-growing co-curricular arts programs in the state.


Students of all abilities and interests can join together to take part in an exciting and enriching program. Young ladies from Catholic, public, and private schools join the men of Hendricken each season to produce high-quality theatrical productions.


Drama Offerings

  • Acting, improv, musical theater & dance
  • Technical theater

Performance Opportunities

  • Fall musical
  • Spring play
  • Rhode Island State Drama Festival
  • New Artist Play Festival
  • Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken (Summer musical)

Music - Instruments & Voice

Music provides unparalleled opportunities for students in both instrumental and vocal performance. Both programs often travel for performances, including trips to Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Hawaii, New York City, Universal Studios, and Disney World.

Instrumental Music Offerings

  • Marching Band
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • String Ensemble

Vocal Music Offerings

  • Young Men’s Chorus
  • "Paramount" Show Choir

Media Arts

Media Arts is a creative digital media outlet for student filmmakers, photographers, and animators. Students engage in all aspects of the digital media arts from performing for the camera, to writing screenplays, to editing and creating special effects using the Adobe Creative Suite.

Media Arts Offerings

  • Hawkeye Studios
  • Media Arts Club
  • Filmmaking
  • Digital Photography
  • Animation

Visual Art

The Visual Art program offers many creative ways for students to engage in self-expression and discovery. Throughout the course of their studies and career at Bishop Hendricken, student artists develop a professional portfolio, and opportunities to showcase their work regionally and nationally.

Visual Art Offerings

  • 2-dimensional & 3-dimensional art
  • Pen, ink, ceramics, paint & printmaking
  • Laser cutting & design
  • Visual Art Club