Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts

What We're All About


    Students in this pathway are encouraged to pursue their artistic passion in the visual and/or the performing arts as they deepen their understanding of how the arts transform communities. With a curricular emphasis on design, creativity, student voice, analysis and critique, students embed their passion into many other school projects. Commitment to regular exhibitions and performances cultivates a strong level of professionalism, valuable for any future career goals.

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    Career, College & Community

    Students in this pathway explore careers that bring communities together, spark creativity and innovation, strengthen the economy, and have social impact such as: photography, commercial and environmental design, medical Illustration, game or interface design, artisan, craftsperson, art restoration, curator, museum educator, actor, director, playwright, publicist, stage manager, musician, conductor, manager, promoter, producer, and more. This pathway enjoys rich collaboration with such partners as Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Laney College, American Conservatory Theatre, DeYoung Museum, Civic Design Studio, SFMOMA, and more.

    Visual Arts Careers:

    Commercial and Environmental Photography, Commercial and Environmental Design, Comic Book Illustration, Medical Illustration, Game Design, Art Educatior, Art Publication, Artisan, Craftsperson, Art Restoration, Theatrical Scene Painting, Gallery Owner, Curator, Museum Educator.

     Performing Arts Careers:

    Actor, Director, Playwright, Publicist, Teaching Artist, Stage Manager, Technician, Session Musician, Vocalist, Accompanist, Conductor, Band Leader, Mangaer/Agent, Promoter, Producer, Songwriter, Music Journalist, Music Teacher.

    Opportunities for internships are availabe please more detail at this link.


    Career Tech Ed (CTE) Course Sequence:

    Visual Arts

    • 10th grade: Intro to Visual & Commercial Art
    • 11th grade: Illustration
    • 12th grade: AP Studio Art


    Performing Arts

    • 10th grade: Performing arts class of choice
    • 11th grade: Performing arts class of choice
    • 12th grade: Write, Camera, Action: Storytelling Through Your Lens


Pathway Director


    James Treacy
    Pathway Director 

    Art 2 & AP Art Studio Teacher

    phone number  (510) 482-7109 x 186