Departments

Cinema student at Summer Arts Conservatory


The Summer Arts Conservatory is an advanced training program for students interested in exploring the curriculum utilized at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. The Summer Arts Conservatory utilizes a rotational class schedule very similar to the daily schedule utilized at LACHSA. In the mornings, ALL the students will attend five general arts classes from each of the five departments listed below. In the afternoons, students will take three Intensives within their chosen department.


Cinematic Arts Department

Cinema students at Summer Arts Conservatory

Course Offerings:

1) Cinematic Storytelling
2) Commercial Intensive
3) Music Video Intensive
4) Short Film Intensive

The Cinematic Arts Department is structured to teach the fundamental technical skills of digital film production. Students will study screenwriting, storyboarding, script breakdown, directing actors, cinematography, sound recording and editing. The department is project based with the students completing several assignments over the course of the session!

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Dance Department

Ballet student at Summer Arts Conservatory

Course Offerings:

1) Biomechanics
2) Ballet Intensive
3) Jazz Intensive
4) Contemporary Intensive

The Dance Department is designed to train young dancers into powerful and expressive artists with the skills and versatility to perform in multiple dance genres. With daily classes in ballet, biomechanics, jazz, modern and hip hop, students are encouraged to appreciate and care for their bodies though proper conditioning, dance technique, rest and nutrition.

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Music Department

Student choir at Summer Arts Conservatory

Course Offerings:

1) Musical Theatre Ensemble
2) Classical Intensive
3) Jazz Intensive
4) Music Theory Intensive

The Music Department allows students to study the characteristics of various vocal styles and apply them to their vocal performance while incorporating fundamental vocal techniques and exercises studied in class. Students are also required to listen to recordings of artists who have influenced the growth of the choral and voice literature.

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Theatre Department

Improv class at Summer Arts Conservatory

Course Offerings:

1) Improv
2) Stage Combat Intensive
3) Scene Study Intensive
4) Audition Intensive

The Theatre Department is designed to provide a multi-dimensional experience that captures the breath and depth of theatre as an art form and exposes students to a wide range of theatre genres. The program emphasizes individual growth and personal discovery while building ensemble through performance.

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Visual Arts Department

Drawing class at Summer Arts Conservatory

Course Offerings:

1) Drawing
2) Theory/History Intensive
3) Painting Intensive
4) Photoshop Intensive

The Visual Arts Department provides visual art students with critical skills and techniques in various media while focusing on concept exploration and ideas. Students will enjoy a diverse curriculum of classes including Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design and Theory/History. At the end of the session, students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work!

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