Who We Are
Marin School of the Arts at Novato High, is a specialized performing, visual arts and design program. MSA offers students, who are passionate about the arts, the benefits of a traditional high school with strong academics combined with college-level arts training.
The current programs at MSA include: Cinematic Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music (Jazz Bands, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, String Orchestra, Rock Bands, Chamber Music and AP Music Theory), Theatre (Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre), Fine Arts (Painting & Drawing, Digital Arts, Photography, Sculpture & Ceramics), Vocal Music (Concert Choir Advanced, Treble Choir, Treble Choir Advanced, Jazz Choir Advanced, Jazz Choir) and Product Design. New for 2016-17, MSA Digital Arts is the process of building an animation program under the guidance of new Digital Arts teacher Howard Gersh, utilizing top of the line animation software.
Opportunities to develop new skills, such as project-based learning in Product Design and animation, are part of what sets Marin School of the Arts apart from other programs.