TVT’s Visual and Performing Arts Department provides students the ability to marry ideas to action. Whether learning to dance, play music, make a film, write a story, or create a piece of visual art, the discipline of taking an idea to its artistic conclusion is paramount. Students are challenged at all skill levels through trial and error, collaboration, revision and execution.
Our innovative, project-based arts program offers courses in music, visual art, dance, photography, film, poetry, screenwriting, and songwriting to students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. These classes are offered during the day and after school. The culmination of the exciting work created by these young artists and writers is the annual TVT Southern California High School Film Festival. At this festival TVT’s young creators showcase their original films, music, poetry and art, as well as compete against thousands of other films entered throughout the country. This along with multiple showcases throughout the year give students the platform to demonstrate what they have developed and provide highly motivational benchmarks to reach. The skills and self-awareness acquired through shepherding a creative impulse to its ultimate conclusion yield life-long dividends in every facet of life.
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Albert and Rhoda Weissman Arts Endowment Fund, a joint program of Jewish Community Foundation Orange County and Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County.