Global Curriculum
Academic Programs

Visual & Performing Arts

At Vistamar the arts are considered a vital part of a comprehensive education. All students are required to take a full year of fine or performing arts over a period of three successive trimesters. Beyond the graduation requirement, a wide variety of arts courses are available and may be taken as electives. Many Vistamar students will choose to continue taking art courses beyond the graduation requirement, either in a single medium or performance area or various.

Arts Objectives:

Upon graduating from Vistamar, students who have participated in one or more of the visual 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 effectively express themselves
  • Skills in communication 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

The Visual Arts

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

Performing Arts

Jazz Band
Rock Ensemble
String Orchestra
AP Music Theory
Choir (Exploratory)
Acting for Stage & Film
Technical Theatre Production
Advanced Technical Theater Production
Film Production
Advanced Film Production
Film Theory

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 Film

Meet the Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Emily Chandler 

    Department Chair, Art Teacher
    CSU Long Beach - BA
  • Mickey Blaine 

    Theater Director, Drama Teacher
    Loyola Marymount University - B.A.
  • Jason Gamer 

    Music Director, Music Teacher
    USC - DMA, M.Mus.
    Curtis Institute of Music - B.Mus.
  • Michael Scheer 

    EdTech Support Specialist, Teacher: Digital Photography; Co-Teacher: Rock Ensemble, Film Theory
    CSUN - B.A.
    Adobe Certified Associate Program - Adobe Associate Certification in Photoshop CC
  • Alex Tauber 

    Technical Director, VPA Faculty
  • Neal Von Flue 

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