Category Archives: AVPA – General

CURRICULUM

About the Curriculum MAJORS Majors are offered in Acting and Theater Design, Art, Dance, Film and Video, and Music. Minors are offered as well. Students complete required coursework and production work that together provide a balance between academic and hands-on training. COURSEWORK Academy students complete their college entrance and graduation requirements during the traditional high… Continue Reading

SPONSORS/ADVISORY BOARD

SPONSORS/ADVISORY BOARD

Support from prestigious schools of higher education, businesses, professional film and theater companies, museums, local institutions, and companies has been of tremendous benefit to the Academy. The Academy has received financial assistance, in-kind donations, technical support, curriculum support, internships, and teachers from a variety of sources, including:  Janice Pober  – Sony Pictures Entertainment   Surdna… Continue Reading

LOCATION

LOCATION

The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is located on the Westside of Los Angeles in the “Heart of Screenland.” The community in and around Culver City includes numerous art galleries, architectural design, recording, and theater companies. Our neighbors include Sony Pictures Entertainment, UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount, Santa Monica College, West… Continue Reading

Creative Directors & Staff

Creative Directors & Staff

Dr. Tony Spano   Co-Executive Director/  Creative Director, Music   (310) 842-4200 x6094 tonyspano@avpafoun.dot5hosting.com   (Bio and Music faculty) Kristine Hatanaka   Co-Executive Director/ Creative Director, Art    (310) 842-4200 x6001 kristinehatanaka@ccusd.org   (Bio and Art faculty)   Alexis Reyes   Creative Director, Film   (310) 842-4200 x6093 alexisreyes@ccusd.org   (Bio and Film faculty) Julie… Continue Reading

Fall 2011 Classes/Workshops

 Required Convocation attendance for all AVPA students: Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 16, Dec 14  (Frost Auditorium, 1pm) Dept Class/Workshop Title Times/Dates Location Faculty Music Chamber SingersWLAC MUSIC 501 3:15-5:00, T/Th Room 94 Tony Spano/Aaron Sim Music Music Theory II / Film Scoring 4:30-6:30, W Room 94 Chris Thomas Music Drumline/Percussion 1:15-2:45, W Room 94 Tony… Continue Reading

Spring 2012 Classes/Workshops

Required Convocation attendance for all AVPA students:Feb 8, March 7, April 11, May 30  (Frost Auditorium, 1pm) Dept Class/Workshop Title Times/Dates Location Faculty Music Chamber SingersWLAC MUSIC561 3:15-5:00, T/Th Room 94 Tony Spano/Aaron Sim Music Music Theory II / Film Scoring 4:30-6:30, W Room 94 Chris Thomas Music Percussion Ensemble 1:15-2:45, W Room 94 Tony… Continue Reading

Fall 2012 Classes/Workshops

Required Convocation attendance for all AVPA students:Sept 19, Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 16, Feb 20, March 13, April 24, May 29  (Frost Auditorium, 1pm) Dept Class/Workshop Title Times/Dates Location Faculty Music Chamber SingersWLAC MUSIC501 3:15-5:00, T/Th 94 Tony Spano/Aaron Sim Music Music Theory 3:30-4:30 M 94/95A Chris Thomas Music Music Composition/ Film… Continue Reading

ABOUT AVPA

ABOUT AVPA

  Inspiring and empowering student to build a compassionate and creative community through innovative and challenging arts education. Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) is a “specialized secondary program” created in 1996 through a grant from the state of California with major support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The program offers… Continue Reading