Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Ferndale is a community dedicated to the arts and arts education. Our music programs are leading the region. Our students perform in orchestras and ensembles across the state and beyond. Our writers and performers bring theatre to life. Our artists are fostered by a rich community of craftsmen, artisans and creatives. Come see what makes Ferndale beautiful.


Our music program produces many All-Region and All-State musicians. Our talented students consistently receive high marking at Festival performances.

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Ferndale High School produces a fall play and spring musical every year as well as participating in the Michigan Thespian Festival. Our program offers honors credits as well as competitive scholarship opportunities.

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Art Classes

We offer a variety of traditional art classes in two- and 3-dimensional art and design, metalworking and illustration as well as additional courses at the Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA)


All Ferndale School district students have the opportunity to participate in dance instruction. Numerous levels of Dance classes are offered in the Middle School, High School and at CASA (Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts). Appropriately challenging classes allow novice through expert dancers opportunity to explore ballet, jazz, contemporary, theatrical, ballroom and tap. Highly skilled and motivated dancers can audition for one or two hours per day class placement at CASA. All dance classes will perform at a semester/session concluding concert. The Ferndale High Dance Team performs at all Dance Concerts in addition to home football and basketball games.

Learn more about our Award-Winning Dance Programs