We prepare students for advanced study and career opportunities through studio classes taught by professional artists/teachers.
The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County, the first specialized arts school in South Carolina, was established in August, 1974.
Students apply to the Center and are selected on the basis of talent, interest, motivation, and commitment to their discipline and are able to study architecture, theatre, dance, visual arts, music, creative writing, or digital filmmaking.
The purpose of the Fine Arts Center is to provide advanced comprehensive arts instruction to students who are artistically talented and who wish to take an intensive pre-professional program of study.
Students attend the Fine Arts Center five days a week in the morning or afternoon for 110 minutes of instruction, spending the remainder of their time in other academic work at the home high school.
Each year approximately 400 students attend the Fine Arts Center, and, of that number, some ninety percent go on to higher education. Our 2013-2014 graduating class of 88 students earned over 10.8 million dollars in scholarship opportunities to attend over 40 different institutions.
The Fine Arts Center will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year on November 1, 2014.
College Day - September 26, 2014
The Fine Arts Center’s College Day is scheduled for Friday, September 26, 2014. College Day has been a excellent opportunity for students to learn more about general college admissions requirements and college programs available in their arts disciplines.
This year we have invited representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities, and we are expecting approximately 100 representatives to attend our program. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions concerning their interests in arts education and careers during two sessions on September 26th. The morning session will begin promptly at 9:15 AM, and the afternoon session will begin at 1:30 PM. Parents are encouraged to accompany students to the morning and afternoon sessions.
In addition to the College Day activities, the Fine Arts Center has planned for Open Studio/College Night from 6:30-8:00 on the evening of September 26th. College representatives will have the opportunity to visit studios to hear performances and view student work.
A new element to the program this year is a financial aid workshop held in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall beginning at 6:30 on the evening of September 26th . The speaker for the program will be Michelle Jordahl, financial aid counselor at Maryland Institute College of Art. Ms. Jordahl will present information about the financial aid process from completing the FAFSA through accepting a financial aid award.
Please mark your calendars for College Day, September 26, 2014.
Fine Arts Center Middle School Visitation Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual middle school visitation day on Thursday, November 20, 2014, and we are inviting all interested eighth grade students to visit our school. Students may visit in the morning from 9:15 11:05. Visiting students are asked to complete the attached Prearranged Absence Form, having it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. That completed form then becomes their “ticket” to our Visitation Day. We encourage students in Greenville County with an interest in studying the arts to spend the morning at the Center looking over our programs and meeting the faculty and students.
Fine Arts Center High School Visitation Day on Friday, November 21, 2014
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual high school visitation day on Friday, November 21, 2014, and we are inviting all interested students in grades 9 11 to visit our school. Students may visit in the morning from 9:15 11:05 or in the afternoon from 1:30 3:20. Visiting students are asked to complete the attached Prearranged Absence Form, having it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. That completed form then becomes their “ticket” to our Visitation Day. We encourage students in Greenville County with an interest in studying the arts to spend the day at The Center looking over our programs and meeting faculty and students.
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