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Visual & Performing Arts


The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Capistrano Valley High School  offers students opportunities for self-expression in a variety of arts classes.

Our programs build on independent discovery and collaborative achievement while respecting individual interests and learning styles. The primary purpose of these classes is to help expand the development of student thinking, integrate with common core standards, and foster a more expansive educational experience. 

The arts program also bridges curriculum content in all grade levels while fostering depth and understanding of the arts and the artist's contributions as an integral part of the world's culture.  We strive to widen the educational experience beyond the core class curriculum. 

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Instrumental Music

Theater Arts 

Video Production (CapoMedia)
Vocal Music 



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VAPA Educational Staff
Kent Baker Drawing/Painting, IB Visual Art & Animation Teacher
Erin Girard Teacher
Craig Landino Film & Photo Teacher
Wendy Mcelfish CVHS Photography Teacher
Brian Schultz Teacher
Emily Tucker Drama Teacher, Theatre Director
Andreas Waldukat (949) 364-2744 Director of Instrumental Music- Department Chair, Visual & Performing Arts