Visual and Performing Arts at Fusion Academy

Personalized classes for your child

With a state-of-the-art music studio and a mixed-media art studio on campus, we’re able to offer a multitude of art and music classes. Students work one-to-one with a teacher to explore their artistic passions, build their portfolio, or work on their first album!

Enjoy summer while still achieving academic success.

Our one-to-one summer visual & performing arts courses let students customize their schedule so they can take family vacations, sleep in, and catch up before the fall semester.

Why take Visual & Performing Arts courses at Fusion this summer:

  • Personalized, one-to-one teaching
  • Customized summer scheduling
  • Catch up on missed credits
  • Get ahead before the school year starts
  • Avoid summer learning loss
  • Get a tough class out of the way
  • Enjoy reduced summer tuition pricing

Summer Visual & Performing Arts courses offered for credit:

Acting Drama Dance Theater Appreciation Intro to Film and Media
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Acting

This course provides a basic introduction to the elements of acting, including physical, vocal, spatial, textual analysis, and production foundations. It addresses some of the cross-cultural aspects of the art of acting, explores prominent theories of acting technique, and emphasizes solo works, both original and scripted. Improvisation is taught as both an end in itself and a tool for deepening the scripted acting experience.

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Drama

This course introduces students to the basics of drama. Students learn about the actual performance and the backstage work that it takes to make a play happen on the stage.

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Dance

This course was designed for students to learn and develop the fundamentals of dance. Students will learn how dance can be used as a means of physical fitness and will learn the various steps, positions, techniques, and skills associated with various genres of dance. Students will also learn the processes of choreography by performing and creating routines.

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Theater Appreciation

Theater Appreciation increases student understanding, critical analysis, and appreciation of stage productions. Students gain knowledge of the history of theater, learn about the technical components of a production, and study major modern and classic playwrights and composers. Students are required to attend three productions during each semester of this course and participate in thoughtful discussions about the production. In addition, students write short reports and make presentations throughout the year.

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Intro to Film and Media

Intro to Film and Media develops students’ skills in video production, as well enriches their understanding of the impact of film and media across the world and throughout history. Students will analyze films and study filmmakers from various cultures and eras. They will apply the standards and language of art criticism when critiquing their own body of work.

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Animation Production Art History Form and Space Portfolio Development
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Animation Production

Animation production teaches students fundamentals of animation production. From concept to script writing to storyboarding, students will make their own animated film.

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Art History

This course includes the history of art from ancient to modern time. Focus is given on how to view and talk about art using the appropriate terms and vocabulary. Students gain familiarity with the visual characteristics of art from many periods, as well as an understanding of how works of art, especially public ones, reflect the values of the society that produce them.

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Form and Space

Students explore the elements and principles of design through a variety of hands-on projects. Through the exploration of architecture, product design, sculpture, and urban planning, students will expand their understanding of functional and aesthetic forms and spaces. This coursework is grounded in applied knowledge and techniques from a variety of design and production careers.

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Portfolio Development

This course prepares the student to develop a creative portfolio of student work representing a selection of performance(s) in music or art. Students illustrate unique talent and personality in a professional works portfolio through the collection and organization of pieces. This course may be leveraged to prepare a portfolio for post-secondary admissions.

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Graphic Design Illustration Studio Art 1-5 Digital Photography 1-4 Fiber Arts
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Graphic Design

Graphic Design provides students an understanding of the powerful role Graphic Design plays in shaping the way we see the world. The course instructs students in the language, elements, and practice of Graphic Design. Students will leave the course with an appreciation for the historical significance, as well as modern usage, of Graphic Design, as well as tools to create their own unique design pieces.

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Illustration

Illustration is an advanced course where students will create projects that explore the art techniques, methods, materials, mediums, and genres of illustration art. Students will create their own comprehensive planning sketchbook and refined illustrations that teach an understanding of composition, perspective, color theory, light physics, rendering, environment creation, human anatomy and proportion, and digital art development. While learning about and completing illustration tasks, students will also explore different genres and careers in illustration, including children’s literature illustration, concept art, environment design, character design, and sequential art illustration.

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Studio Art 1-5

Studio Art is an introductory art course that provides the foundation for art appreciation and production. Students participate in and are exposed to the elements and principles of art, techniques, art history, and criticism through hands-on creation.

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Digital Photography 1-4

Digital Photography 1 is an introductory course designed to help students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Within this class, students will learn to use a DSLR camera, become familiar with the basic terminology and elements of photography, and understand how to use photo editing software to enhance the overall appearance of their images.

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Fiber Arts

Fiber arts is a broad category of creative expression using materials that consist of fibers, including things such as fabric, yarn, and thread. This course is designed to introduce the student to a specific fiber art of their choice, such as embroidery, crochet, quilting, knitting, bead embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint, weaving, felting, macramé, lace making, latchhook/rug hooking, basketry, and sewing.

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Guitar 1-2 Bass 1-2 Drums 1-2 Piano Vocal Fundamentals 1-2
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Guitar 1-2

This course is for anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Whether students are an absolute beginner or intermediate level player, each will be at home with the methods used in this class. Students will learn how to play chords and melodies, develop an appreciation for iconic guitarists, read standard notation and tablature, and play the songs they know and love.

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Bass 1-2

This course is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to play the bass. Whether students are an absolute beginner or intermediate level player, each will be at home with the methods used in this class. Students will learn how to construct bass lines, develop an appreciation for iconic bassists, read standard notation and tablature and play the songs they know and love.

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Drums 1-2

This course is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to play the drums. Whether students are an absolute beginner or intermediate level player, each will be at home with the methods used in this class. Students will learn how to play drum technique exercises, develop an appreciation for iconic drummers, read standard drum notation and play the songs they know and love.

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Piano

Students will learn the basic skills needed to play the piano successfully, both in reading from a score and playing off of a lead sheet. Students will learn elementary theory (music notation, rhythm, key signatures, major and minor scales, chord structure and type, and basic chord progressions). Towards the end of the year students will be exposed to the technique of improvisation and by the end of the course students will learn how to critique their own music and the music of others using the correct vocabulary.

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Vocal Fundamentals 1-2

This course is an introduction to the study of voice as a musical instrument and the development of technique in performance and musical ear training. The student will learn to approach singing from more of a technical standpoint that will not only strengthen their performance abilities, but help to safeguard from health issues related to poor singing technique. This course will give the student an opportunity to not only discover their own voice, but also improve breath control, vocal range, tone, belting ability, clarity and pitch.

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Recording Arts 1-4 DJ Performing Arts Music Theory 1-4
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Recording Arts 1-4

Students study the science and mechanics of digital recording. This course lays theoretical groundwork in acoustics and their relationships to electronic equipment used in the recording industry. The course equips students with the fundamental concepts and terminology necessary to pursue a career in the recording arts, and to establish a foundation for higher-level courses in the audio programs.

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DJ Performing Arts

Students of this course study the art and mechanics of DJing. This course lays theoretical groundwork in acoustics and their relationships to electronic equipment used in DJing. The course equips students with the fundamental concepts and terminology necessary to pursue a career in DJing, and establishes a foundation for performing arts. Students learn basic beat matching, key analysis, recording, editing, song selecting, layering techniques, as well as develop critical listening and analyzing skills.

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Music Theory 1-4

This course will take the student into the theoretical concepts of harmony. Coursework includes a complete study of intervals, chord construction, chord voicing, harmonized scales and modes of the major, melodic minor, harmonic minor, and diminished scales emphasizing instrumental application.

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