All VAPA courses
MCHS requires 10 units of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Visual and Performing Arts Department offers courses in the following disciplines: Vocal Music, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Students fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts requirement during their freshmen year.
Introductory, and some advanced courses in the Visual and Performing Arts Department meet the UC “f” requirement.
All other courses meet the UC “g” requirement where noted.
The department encourages students whose interests and abilities show promise in the Visual and Performing arts, to pursue a consistent, multi-year commitment to the program, as it can be of benefit in college admissions evaluation of a student’s portfolio.
    
Courses
 (click Course for description)
 
    
  Visual Arts
 
 807. Drawing
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
809.
 Sculpture and Clay
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
  
 
 810. Ceramics
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
811.
 Visual Arts Teaching Assistant
Semester, 5 units, Pass/Fail, Grades 11-12
    
812.
 Sculpture and Clay 2
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
816.
 Advanced Art
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
 817. Painting
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
 819. Drawing and Painting 2
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
 820/825. AP Studio Art
Full year, 10 units, Grades 11-12
    
 822. Visual Arts
Full Year, 10 units
    
    
  Theatre Arts
 
 829. Theatre Arts Perspective
Full year, 10 units
    
 831. Theatre Arts I
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
 834. Theatre Arts Teaching Assistant
Semester, 5 units, Pass/Fail, Grades 11-12
    
 835. Honors Theatre Arts II
Semester, 5 units, Grades 11-12
    
 836. American Musical Theatre: History and Practical Exploration
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
 837. Theatre Arts III - Play Analysis and Direction
Semester, 5 units, Grades 11-12
    
 838. Advanced Musical Theatre: Beyond the Classics
Semester, 5 units, Grades 11-12
   
 840. Costume and Makeup Design for the Stage
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
 842. Film Appreciation
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
 844. Theatre Production
Semester, 5 units, Grades 9-12, Pass/Fail
    
    
  Instrumental Music
 
 863. Instrumental Music
Full year, 10 units
    
 867. Jazz Ensemble
Full year, 10 units
    
 868. Concert Band
Full year, 10 units, Grades 9-12
    
 870/872. Music Teaching Assistant (Band)
Semester, 5 units, Pass/Fail
    
 875. Symphonic Band
Full year, 10 units
    
 876 String Orchestra
Full year, 10 units
    
 877. Honors Wind Ensemble
Full year, 10 units
    
 879. Honors String Orchestra
Full year, 10 units
    
    
  Vocal/Choral Music
 
 856.
 Honors Choir
Full year, 10 units
    
858. Vocal Jazz
Full year, 10 units
    
 864. Chorus
Full year, 10 units
    
 866. Concert Choir
Full year, 10 units
    
 874. Music Teaching Assistant (Chorus)
Semester, 5 units, Pass/Fail, Grades 11-12
    
    
  Dance
 
 878. Dance Ensemble
Full year, 10 units, Grades 9-12
    
 880. Dance Focus
Full year, 10 units, Grades 9-12
    
 882. Concert Dance
Full year, 10 units, Grades 9-12
    
 884. Honors Dance
Full year, 10 units, Grades 11-12
    
885. Social Dance
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
886. Dance Teaching Assistant
Semester, 5 units, Pass/Fail, Grades 11-12
    
887. Intermediate Social Dance
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
888. Beginning Jazz Dance
Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12
    
    
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