The Art of Performance
The study of theater, film, and related media combines history, theory, and critical analysis with practical experiences in production techniques and creativity. Its scope includes diverse representations on stage, in the dance studio, and on screen. Students learn visual culture, performance techniques, and the art of directing, designing, writing, and performing for stage and screen media. Because visual culture plays an ever-increasing role in the production, distribution, and reception of knowledge, studies in theater, film, and media are integral to a curriculum in the liberal arts.
Ridgeline Academy promotes performance art development and in turn, fosters the growth of the complete student. The creative outlet of stage and film performance helps students develop higher-level thinking skills applicable to all areas of learning. The sequential development of these skills provides an opportunity for cognitive and aesthetic growth, social interaction, and emotional and personal expression.