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South Carolina’s First Public Arts High School
Nationally-recognized programs
Arts Schools Network Exemplary School

The Fine Arts Center

Founded in 1974, the Fine Arts Center is South Carolina’s First Public High School for the visual, creative and performing arts. For almost half a century, the Fine Arts Center has been a premier institution offering pre-professional training by a faculty of teaching artists. Our award-winning arts programs garner local, regional, and national recognition, and our students often excel in competitions such as the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and YoungArts National Arts Competition. Graduating classes average over $10 million dollars in scholarship offers, many of which include admission to the nation’s top arts and academics colleges and universities. Additionally, the Fine Arts Center is an ABC Institute “Model School” and an Art Schools Network “Exemplary School.”
At the Fine Arts Center, we believe art is more than a skill. It is a way of life, a means to express, and a path to limitless possibilities for our students. We value teachability and tenacity over talent, and pride ourselves on providing a professional learning environment for our students. Accepted Greenville County School District students may attend the Fine Arts Center tuition free. Transportation from every high school in the district is provided to ensure students have a reliable ride to and from their classes.

OUR MISSION

To prepare dedicated students for 21st-century careers through rigorous, pre-professional arts training in a dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative learning community.

CORE VALUES

Creativity

is developed through curiosity, expression, critical thinking, self-reflection, practice and mastery of skills

Respect

is cultivated through a healthy artistic environment that is safe, open-minded, inclusive and diverse

Grit

is formed by commitment, hard work, integrity, resilience, and perseverance, which are essential to personal and professional achievement

Identity

is matured as students become practicing artists, lifelong learners, and innovators

Connection

is built as our work strengthens our school, the community, and the broader society

JOIN US

ARE YOU A
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT?

Start your creative journey with us today. Students and parents, we invite you to explore our programs, meet our faculty, and discover the endless opportunities waiting for you. All eligible students are required to apply and audition.

The stage is set, the canvas is blank, and the future is yours to create.

ARE YOU A SUPPORTER
OF THE ARTS?

We are always looking for passionate individuals to join us in our mission. The Fine Arts Center Partners is a nonprofit volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting students and increasing the visibility of the FAC to further their mission.

100% of all funds raised are donated directly to the school to fund programming and more.

DISCOVER THE
FAC EXPERIENCE

Dive into the student life at FAC by exploring our Instagram page! Stay updated with our regular posts showcasing daily activities, classroom experiences, and event promotions. 

Join us for our captivating concerts live-streamed from the Recital Hall. Tune in to watch our performances, both live and recorded, by clicking on the YouTube icon below.

STUDENT LIFE

Equipping artistically gifted and talented students since 1974, the Fine Arts Center programs include architecture, creative writing, concert dance, digital filmmaking, music (jazz studies, percussion, recording arts, strings chamber music, voice, and winds chamber music), theatre performance, theatre design & production, and visual arts. We are constantly updating our curricula, equipment, and instructional materials, along with providing ongoing training to our faculty, thereby ensuring our students receive the best educational experience possible.

Student Work

For generations, our center has nurtured the talents of countless artists, writers, musicians, and performers who have gone on to make a profound impact on the world of arts and culture. The FAC is honored to play a part in shaping budding artists to find success in their field.

Non-Profit Board & Alumni

Our non-profit board and alumni make up the fabric of who we are. They contribute to the committed community of professionals who help us achieve our mission.



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