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Academy of Arts & Entertainment

Learn Invaluable Arts & Entertainment Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging arts and entertainment industry.

Reel in Your Career

Welcome to the Rancho Campana High School Arts & Entertainment Academy! Students in the Arts and Entertainment Academy follow a pathway in Commercial PhotographyVideo & Film or Theatre Arts. Students must complete a three-course pathway by the end of their high school career to meet the academy requirements (more detail provided in links above.)

Each career pathway is designed to provide students with curricular and co-curricular experiences that are modeled after the arts industry. In the classroom, students gain technical skills in their chosen discipline, and engage in project-based learning, where they develop as communicators, collaborators, critical and creative thinkers.

Students also participate in work-based learning activities where they develop career skills, hear from guest speakers in their industry, attend field trips, attend job-shadowing events, and explore internship opportunities for their senior year.

Click here for Summer Opportunities in 2019.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new arts & entertainment career. Classes include:

  • Video and Film
  • ROP Digital Broadcasting

  • ROP Commercial Photography
  • ROP Advanced Commercial Photography

  • ROP Choreography
  • ROP Dance Performance
  • ROP Choreography Honors

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of arts & entertainment. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Visits to Two Working Hollywood Studios
  • Field Trips to Performances & Museums

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in arts & entertainment with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight to get a head start in your career. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Photographer
  • Director / Art Director
  • Camera Operator
  • TV, Video, Motion Picture Film & Video Editor
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Stage Technician

Industry Average: $50,000 - $90,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 15% or Higher

Ready to Get Rolling?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

RCHS Office: (805) 394-4750    

Contact your Academy Lead or CTE Pathway Teachers for more information about their programs:

Academy Lead: Krista Wolf

Arts & Entertainment Academy
CTE Pathway Teachers:

Video & Film Pathway:
Sean Blumenthal

Theatre Arts Pathway:
Leah Calote

Commercial Photography Pathway:
Krista Wolf


Light Up a Career in Arts and Entertainment

Whether you find film fascinating or prefer a behind-the-scenes approach, a career in arts, media, and entertainment production can be exactly what you’re longing for. Let your imagination shine through your art, learn how to best express your creativity, and inspire others through colorful film and video production. This academy can provide you with the opportunity to learn, build, and refine the skills needed to help you reach your goals – and maybe even see your name in lights.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Dance &
AA Photography

BA Studio Art &
BA Performing Arts Dance

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