Visual Arts Student Audition Information


Posted on September 14, 2017 at 1:05 PM



Welcome students and parents in the Visual Arts Department to the 2017-18 school year.

Visual Arts Vision:

Our SCPA Visual Arts and Multimedia Department are designed to provide a multitude of opportunities for students to develop creative talents, critical thinking, technical and problem solving skills.

Creativity involves passion, adventurousness, risk-taking and knowledge of art making. By providing our students with a sense of identity and a forum for positive expression, we aim to inspire, and empower them to affect creativity and innovation in their own lives, the communities they live in, and the world.

We believe it is a moral imperative that the SDSCPA community creates passionate learning partnerships within the San Diego Community that engage all students in a rigorous and relevant instruction in the arts. We aim to prepare students for pre-conservatory or University training in the arts, with assessments that are aligned with the admissions of the top 25 post-secondary Art school admission standards.



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Visual Arts Mission

The Arts Department provides a rigorous conservatory experience in art education. During the first two years, traditional skills and disciplines are stressed, and in the later years students are encouraged to develop their own voice and use the appropriate media to express their ideas.

SCPA artists gain essential exposure to public audiences, leading to more exhibition and show opportunities, and San Diego public gets to experience some of the finest experimental youth art in the city.

We offer the following opportunities for students to present their work:

  • San Diego Unified School District Art Showcase
  • YoungArts National Arts Competition in Oct.
  • Scholastic Arts Competition in Dec.
  • Senior Art Exhibition at Liberty Station
  • Coffeehouse
  • Local Film Festivals
  • Partnerships with Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park
  • Partnerships with San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Partnership at SD Repertory Theatre, EVITA art showcase, Congrats to sold artwork
  • In class presentations and critiques