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The International Performing Arts Academy Launches Certified Performing Arts High School

Industry: Education

IPAA unveils certified performing arts high school curriculum for teens who are working in or interested in the modeling, acting, singing, or dancing industries.

California (PRUnderground) April 9th, 2014

April, 2014 marks the launch of the International Performing Arts Academy’s launch of a certified high school-level curriculum for teens. Interested students may begin classes as early as this month and the organization already projects as many as 1,000 new students in the 2014-2015 school year. IPAA estimates pricing and tuition under the mean of parachial schools nationally.

The program is modeled from the high school experience of teens who work on the Disney and Nickelodeon networks who are required to homeschool while on set as an alternative to full-time high school studies. IPAA is now implementing this same method for fulfilling high school requirements striving to make High school exciting by encouraging students to express themselves through performing while working in the entertainment industry.

  Tried and tested, the on-set curriculum has been refined through teens working with national television networks. IPAA’s high school curriculum will feature online courses with on-location modeling, acting, singing and dancing intensives. Upon completion of their curriculum, students are offered the opportunity to perform at a Talent Showcase in Los Angeles bi-annually. The showcase invites 50 of the top licensed agents and managers in the field and includes a meet-and-greet with the industry professionals. The program culminates in a red carpet party and graduation dinner.

  At a time when traditional, post-World War II, cookie cutter classrooms are losing state and federal funding across the country and many federally funded high schools are operating at 50% of their former capacities, IPAA strives to create positive artistic outlets for youth who may not otherwise be able to attend high school classes. The curriculum is tailored to the specific needs of today’s teenager. The performing arts academy reaches to exceed those needs with a program that circumvents traditional schooling and applies real-world experience with education hand-in-hand.

  The dynamic program offers online classes wherein IPAA provides students with all the tools needed to complete educational requirements from their homes in conjunction with independent studies, on set tutoring and banking schools.

Additionally, IPAA students will have the choice to work behind the scenes with jobs like grip men, costume design, camera operators, photography, editing, etc.

Apprenticeships offered:

Agents, reps & job referral services, Art directors/Set Decorators, Baby Wranglers, Camera Operatives, Craft Service, Digital Imaging Technicians, Directors of Photography, First Assistant Directors, Food Stylists & Home Directors, Hair & Makeup Artists, Special Effects Technician, Stunts, Grips, Production Stills Photography, Producers, Production Coordinators, Production Managers, Prop Masters, Script Supervisors, Second Assistant-Directors, Sound Mixers, Studio Teachers/Welfare Workers, Trade Associations/Unions, Transportation Captains, Underwater Technicians, VTR Operators, Wardrobe Stylists/Costume Designers, Production Designer.

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About International Performing Arts Academy

The International Performing Arts Academy is an educational experience promoting future careers in the entertainment business, taught by industry professionals and held at the renowned Los Angeles Center Studios. We are an innovative program that meets required standards of education, while empowering students to fulfill their dreams.

Apart from the performing arts, IPAA can train you for careers behind the camera like grip men, costume design, camera operators, photography, editing, etc. You could be assisting on the next blockbuster set at Los Angeles Center Studios!

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