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Pathways: Engineering, Biomedical Science, Business, and Visual & Performing Arts » Visual Arts Pathway

Visual Arts Pathway


Think, Imagine, Create, Paint, Photograph, Communicate: Delve into the Visual Arts!

Students will be immersed in a discipline-based art curriculum that encompasses art history, aesthetics, art appreciation and advanced studio production. A full range of photography, fine art, drawing, sculpture, and graphic design classes will ensure students develop quality college-ready portfolios. ESUSD has a partnership with the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA) to offer students exciting internship opportunities in the art world.


Students choosing the Visual Arts Pathway opt in as freshmen, taking one or more courses per year in general art, photography or graphic design.


Visual Arts Courses

  • Advanced Art 2
  • Advanced Art 3
  • Advanced Art Sculpture/Ceramics
  • Photography 1
  • Photography 2
  • Photography 3
  • Yearbook Design and Publication
  • AP Art History
  • AP Studio Art/Drawing Capstone Course
  • Photography 4 Capstone Course


Capstone Project – Senior Year

The Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) Capstone Project is a culmination of the student's work, designed with the input of the student's VAPA advisor. Seniors will create a body of work that highlights their personal interests, area of specialization, a community need, and/or career choice. All projects will include an essay, product and portfolio. Additional requirements may be determined by the department and advisor.


Student Success Stories

Visual Arts Pathway Graduate Accepted to Howard University


ESHS 2018 Grad Discovers Untapped Talent through Visual Arts Pathway


ESHS 2016 Grad Pursues Photography at Maryland Institute College of Art


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