Visual Arts at Victory
Using visual arts to explore God’s creation.
What is distinctive about the visual arts at Victory?
You do not need to be an artist to experience the visual arts at Victory. Students, whether they have experience or not, learn the basics of drawing and painting while they build relationships, confidence, and respect for the Masters’ artworks and the works of their fellow students. Students are invited to “just try” and are given individualized faculty support. At any moment a student can be seen assisting a peer, receiving individualized instruction, or working individually. The student is free to create, collaborate, discuss, and receive direct instruction.
Faith & Ministry Through Art
Through prayer and concentration, the Victory student-artist seeks to represent or interpret the beauty that God created for our enjoyment on this Earth. The new student-artist will learn techniques in a variety of media. The more advanced student-artist will incorporate this learning with a variety of techniques from world cultures. Events and tours are often planned to allow the student-artist to enjoy Masters works from a variety of cultures. At any level of experience, the student-artist seeks to glorify God with their continual effort and good work.
Students will explore aesthetic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context, as well as aesthetic valuing and connections, relationships, and applications of art and art making. Students will identify and apply the elements and principles of art through viewing, discussing, and writing. Students express themselves creatively using a variety of 2D studio art techniques and media such as; pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic paint, conte crayon, and pastel. Students will interpret artist styles, from representational to abstract through art production, focusing on design, contour line, still life, landscape, figure drawing, perspective, and photo-realism. Students will use the language of visual art to evaluate, analyze, and respond to their own works, the works of peers and works of professional artists.
In this course, advanced art students will explore aesthetic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context, as well as aesthetic valuing and connections, relations, and applications in a peer-supported environment. Students will evaluate art production based on the elements of art and the principles of design. A strong emphasis is placed on the conceptual approach to art production. Using the language of visual art, student will evaluate, analyze and respond to various works created by a variety of artists including professional contemporary artists, peers, and themselves. Student will interpret artistic styles, ranging from representational to abstract. Students will use a variety of two-dimensional studio techniques and media, such as Vellum paper, hot wax batik, watercolor, marker, acrylic paint, oil paint, and mixed-media applications.
Students who are interested in the practical experience of art and have demonstrated a high level of creative artistic expression may choose the AP Studio Art program, which sets a national standard for performance in the visual arts. Students will explore creative expression in an independent classroom environment. Students will submit an electronic portfolio of 24 original images for evaluation at the end of the school year. College, university and secondary school art instructors will review portfolios using rigorous standards. Submission of a portfolio is mandatory to receive AP credit. To achieve this goal, students will create approximately one artwork per week. Students will prepare works to fulfill a broad spectrum of style, application, media, and mastery of technique. Students will also pursue an individual concentration of at least twelve works, unique to their field of interest. In addition, students will evaluate historical and cultural context, as well as judge aesthetic application, connections, and relationships of works by their peers, as well as by professional contemporary artists. This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Studio Art exam in May.
Students in grades 11-12 illustrate an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts through essays, tests and class presentations. Students look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and have the ability to analyze historic and contemporary works of art. Each student presents individual projects concentrating on artistic styles and movements. The course is designed to prepare students for the A.P. Art History Examination in May.
Music at Victory
Using music to praise and glorify.
The Victory Christian Academy Concert choir is comprised of students in grades 9-12. Each student is required to audition at the beginning of the year to find voice placement and to record their progress throughout the year. The choir teaches proper vocal and breathing technique, basic musical notation, and appropriate rehearsal/performance technique. The choir’s goals are to give high quality performances of a variety of repertoire from various stylistic periods and cultures around the world. They perform Christmas and Spring concerts, as well as festivals and an annual tour. They also will be a representative of the school by going to elementary schools, churches, and doing special performances.
An intermediate ensemble comprised of students in grades 9-12. No audition is required, though Director approval is necessary. The Ensemble teaches proper hand bell technique, basic musical notation, and appropriate rehearsal/performance technique. They also will be a representative of the school by going to elementary schools, churches, and doing special performances.
This group will lead worship at the weekly chapel services, as well as be a representative of the school by going to elementary schools, churches, and doing special performances. To be a member, you must be available to go to some weekend events. Also, a desire to perform at the highest level and learn a variety of vocal, instrumental and worship techniques is essential. This group is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians in grades 9-12.
This course offering is designed to provide students at Lutheran High School of San Diego with the opportunity to find and express their creativity through digital media, video, and audio. Students will learn to create professional quality dynamic content, audio, and video. Students will also learn to use audio and video production and editing software including Pro-Tools, Nuendo, and Adobe CS4 Mastersuite. Students will be expected to plan, storyboard, and produce high quality videos that incorporate a variety of multimedia resources. Open to grades 9-12.
This is an elite group of musicians who meet zero period to prepare complex a cappella pieces. They are our top touring group as well as our most advanced singers. This group is designed to push the singer past their comfort zone and teach them more about their vocal instrument. Auditions are held in the Spring. This group is currently full.
What is distinctive about music at Victory?
Whether you have experience in music or not, you can count on becoming a part of a close-knit community of students. Students not only learn about the subject of music but they also build relationships, confidence, and respect for the music world. Students can be involved in one or all of the music programs depending on their year in school. Students are invited to “just try” and are given individualized faculty support. At any moment a student can be seen collaborating on a music composition project, taking a private lesson, or practicing for choir rehearsal. We are all facing challenges and experiencing triumphs together.
Faith and Ministry through Music
We are not just performance ensembles, but are ministry ensembles. Events and tours are often programmed with an important faith message and can become important faith experiences for the audience member and musician. The added experience of worship provides a unique experience for the high-school student and director as well as the audience member.
Theatre Arts at Victory
Using theatre to spread God’s love.
What is distinctive about theatre at Victory?
Whether you have experience in the theatre or not, you can count on becoming part of a close-knit community of students and faculty. Students can be involved in many different areas of theatre, whether it’s their desire to act, sing, dance, design sets, run backstage, assistant direct, house manage. Many of our students serve in multiple areas of the theatre during each show.
Faith and Ministry through Theatre Arts
The theatre is a unique place to learn about life. The shows at Victory are chosen specifically for their content and message. We are not just a theatre group, but also an extension of the ministry at Victory. The added worship experience enhances the theatre experience while also teaching the participants about themselves and those around them.