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 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.
Fine Arts Center Open House Parents of Prospective Students
The Fine Arts Center will hold an Open House for parents of prospective students at the Fine Arts Center on the evening of Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:00. We are inviting all interested parents to visit the school, see the state of the art studios, and tour the building and its million dollar art collection. The faculty and administration will be sharing information about Fine Arts Center programs and will be available to answer questions that parents may have about the program, including the application and audition process. We encourage parents of students who have an interest in studying the arts to come that evening to learn about the comprehensive art programs that South Carolina’s first secondary school for gifted arts students has to offer their student.
Fine Arts Center Middle School Visitation Day on Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual middle school visitation day on Thursday, November 21, 2013, 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 22, 2013
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual high school visitation day on Friday, November 22, 2013, 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.
Calendar for Application Process - 2013-2014
October 11, 2013 Fine Arts Center online application for new and returning students for the 2014 - 2015 school year will go on website. No paper applications will be accepted. Final deadline for applications January 31, 2014.
January 21, 2014 March 7, 2014 - Fine Arts Center teachers will audition/interview applicants.
March 7, 2014 All audition/interview decisions will be available to students and parents on this date.
March 12, 2014 - Accepted students will have returned Commitment Forms to complete registration process.
March 14, 2014 Rosters of accepted students to high schools
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