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 Production or Theatre. 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 2021.

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:
Academy of Arts: Commercial Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Advanced Commercial Photography

Academy of Arts: Theatre Pathway
  • Stage Craft CTE
  • Advanced Stage Craft CTE
  • Theatre Arts CTE & Comedy Improv CTE
  • Advanced Theatre Production CTE

Academy of Arts: Video Production
  • Video & Film CTE
  • Digital Broadcasting
  • Advanced Video & Film CTE Honors

Get Real
Exposure

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:

Academy of Arts: Commercial Photography
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Camera Operator
  • Freelance Video Editor
  • Assistant Photographer
  • Assistant Video Editor

Academy of Arts: Video Production
  • Production Assistant
  • Video Logger
  • Writer’s Assistant

Academy of Arts: Theatre Pathway

  • Agents and Business Managers of Artists
  • Performers and Athletes
  • Makeup Artists
  • Theatrical and Performance

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

Ready to Get Rolling?

Contact your Academy Lead or CTE Pathway Teachers for more information about their programs.
Programs are subject to change.

Academy Lead: Krista Wolf

Academy of Arts: Commercial Photography Teacher:
Krista Wolf
(805) 394-4750
Krista.Wolf@oxnardunion.org

Academy of Arts: Theatre Teacher:
Leah Calote
(805) 278-2948
Leah.Calote@oxnardunion.org

Academy of Arts: Video Production Teacher:
Sean Blumnethal
(805) 394-4750
Sean.Blumenthal@oxnardunion.org

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 Theatre Arts &
AA Photography

AA Film Television Media Degree for Transfer

BA Studio Art
BA Performing Arts, Theatre Emphasis

BA Cinema & Television