What is the VPA?


Why choose the Visual & Performing Arts Pathway at Skyline High School?

The Visual and Performing Arts Pathway at Skyline High School is a California Certified Linked-Learning pathway that prepares students for creative careers in the industry sectors of  Design, Visual and Media Art, Performing Arts, and Production and Managerial Arts.  Example careers in these industry sectors are:

Design/Visual and Media Art:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Game Design
  • User-Experience Design
  • Architecture
  • Fine Art
  • Museum Education
  • Art Education
  • Arts Entrepreneurship

Performing Arts:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Dance
  • Music Production 

Production and Managerial Arts:

  • Technical Direction
  • Scenic and Properties Design
  • Scenic and Properties Construction
  • Scenic Painting/Artistry
  • Lighting Design
  • Master Electrician
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Engineering
  • Costume Design and Construction 
  • Make Up/Hair Design and Application
  • Stage Management 
  • Production Management
  • Theatrical Production

Our Mission and Vision uphold:

We prepare students to become independent, articulate, cooperative, and conscientious citizens with a life-long interest and ability in learning and the arts. Their artistic experiences and collaboration with a rich local, professional community of artists will guide them to create, appreciate, and understand the arts. Regular practice in discipline, focus, and risk-taking will foster artistic excellence and inspire a creative exchange of ideas, valuable for any field our learners pursue.