Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)

  • Dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts convey knowledge and meaning not learned through the study of other subjects. Study through the arts employs a form of thinking and a way of knowing based on human judgment, invention, and imagination.

    Arts education offers students the opportunity to envision, set goals, determine a method to reach a goal and try it out, identify alternatives, evaluate, revise, solve problems, imagine, work collaboratively, and apply self-discipline. As they study and create in the arts, students use the potential of the human mind to its full and unique capacity. The visual and performing arts are a vital part of a well-rounded educational program for all students.

    Performing and Visual Arts Websites:

    Art Department
    Art Department Website

    Band
    Santa Monica High School Band Website

    Choir
    Santa Monica High School Choir website

    Orchestra
    Santa Monica High School Orchestras Website

    Theatre Arts
    Santa Monica High School Theatre Department Website