Film Making

The course is designed as a building block to develop a student’s career in filmmaking. Whether a student is new to filmmaking or comes with previous experience, this class will help them develop their skills.
Each session includes hands-on projects that will address pre-production, directing with the camera, screenwriting essentials, camera operation, lighting with available light and introduction to editing.

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Acting

Students will be partnered with other students in the class to work on scripted scenes. Through exercises and critical feedback, the students will learn professional techniques to help them develop interesting and truthful characters in a variety of settings and situations dictated by the written script. THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR DETAILS.

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Visual Arts Anime / Manga

A fascinating subject that many professional animators have captured online, on TV and in video games. Anime, a word for Japanese animation, includes comics called manga with fictional characters that exaggerate the human form. The class centers around the figure, where anatomy, construction and movement are studied in conjunction with each other. In addition to figure…

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Contemporary/Modern Dance

This course blends techniques from ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical genres and will provide development through theory and practical application. The first period encompasses different styles of movement and technique. The second period will include choreography which students will participate with the instructor to create a contemporary piece. The class will emphasize the practice of composition skills, clarity of movement, initiation, body articulation, and dynamics of performance and will focus on the development of small group work and solos. Dance history will be included in this course in addition to discovering new contemporary choreographers and dancers. Written reports must be submitted.
THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT.

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Visual Arts Drawing and Painting

This course will focus on student painting and includes drawing, the use of color, and the study of composition and form. Specific historical movements of 20th-century art will be reviewed through art books and slides as reference points for the student’s own work. Objective and imaginative forms in painting will be explored incorporating individual interpretation on guided projects.

THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR COLLEGE CREDIT.

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Prose & Poetry

The student will plan, write weekly in several genres of creative writing and revise fiction and nonfiction, including short stories, poetry, articles, and novels. Readings in every genre will be assigned as examples, and students will discuss the craft elements that are important in each genre. There will be a strong emphasis on revision as well as class critiques of student work. Students will discuss the audience and possibilities of publication. The goal of the class is for each student to create a portfolio of original works in the best form they can achieve.

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Vocal Music Broadway

This course is designed to encompass the facets of performing that make a musical theater performer strong and exciting. High school students will have the opportunity to work on both belting and legit Broadway singing styles and develop an understanding of the singing mechanism. Acting improv, song interpretation, and character development throughout the semester will build compelling musical theater vocalists.

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Art of Photography

This course will feature hands-on technical skills in portraiture, lighting, still life, etc. Discussions on the world of fine art photography, galleries, and gallery presentation. Weekly assignments and open critiques. Students must have access to a camera with adjustable settings.

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