Academic Programs


Arts at Vistamar

At Vistamar, the arts are considered a vital part of a comprehensive education.  All students are required to take a full year of visual or performing arts in a single medium or performance area over a period of three successive trimesters. Beginning with the Class of 2027, students are required to take two full years. Many students will choose to continue taking art courses beyond the graduation requirement, either in a single medium or performance area or various areas.

Arts Objectives

Upon graduating from Vistamar, students who have participated in one or more of the visual arts and performing arts will have developed:

  • a creative foundation within the art/s of choice
  • critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • a sense of the individual, artistic impulse
  • tools and techniques to express themselves effectively
  • skills in communications and collaboration through various artistic endeavors
  • an understanding and appreciation of the arts in the context of history and the world around us
  • contributions to a vibrant cultural life at school


Class Information

The Visual Arts

2D Art: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media
Advanced 2D Art
Advanced Studio Art: 2D Art
Advanced Studio Art II
3D Art: Handbuilding, Sculpture, Wheel
Advanced 3D Art
Advanced Studio Art: 3D Art
Advanced Photography
Digital Media Art
Advanced Digital Media Art
Advanced Studio Art: Digital Media Art
AP 2D Art & Design/AP 3-D Art & Design/AP Drawing

Performing Arts

Rock Ensemble
Jazz Band
Digital Composition and Audio Technology (DCAT)
Advanced DCAT
AP Music Theory
Acting for Stage & Screen
Advanced Acting
Choir & Vocal Jazz Ensemble (Exploratory)
Film Production
Advanced Film Production
Theatre Production
Advanced Theater Production
The Vistamar Players
Film Appreciation

Performance opportunities outside the classroom include:

Main Stage Theatre Productions (Fall Play, Winter Play, Spring Musical)
Technical Theatre Support of Productions
Pit Orchestra Supporting the Musical
Student Written, Directed, and Performed Feature Films

Meet the Faculty

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Neal Von Flue

    Neal Von Flue 

    VPA Department Chair and VPA Faculty
  • Photo of Silvie Deutsch

    Silvie Deutsch 

    Arts Faculty
  • Photo of Jason Gamer

    Jason Gamer 

    Music Director, Music Teacher
  • Photo of Michael McClain

    Michael McClain 

    Theatre Director
  • Photo of Alex Tauber

    Alex Tauber 

    Technical Director, VPA Faculty
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.

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