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How To Apply


STEP 1 - Visit program websites, watch intro video, review auditions timeline & requirements

Visit the website of the program or programs that you are interested in (see list below).  Watch the introductory video and carefully go over the audition timeline and requirements. You may audition for more than one program (three programs, maximum) but will need to choose only one program if you receive multiple offers.

STEP 2 - Login or Create GCS Backpack Account

Click the following link to take you to the GCS Backpack login page –

  • GCS students – use your normal Student Backpack Login.
  • Non-GCS students – one of your parents will need to create a new Backpack account and add your information to it. Once they have created a Parent Backpack account, you will then complete the application through your Parent Backpack account.
  • Note for Out-of-County Students:  Out-of-county students are required to pay tuition to the Greenville County Schools to attend the Fine Arts Center.

STEP 3 - Log in, click "Programs," select Fine Arts Center, apply by Jan 26, 2024, 11:59 PM.

Once logged in, click on “Programs” on the menu on the left side of the page.
Next, select “Apply to a Program” and click “Apply” next to the Fine Arts Center. 

The application will be available from November 28, 2023 through January 26, 2024. The application closes promptly at 11:59 p.m. No extensions will be offered.

STEP 4 - Get arts teacher recommendation

Obtain a recommendation – an arts teacher, usually someone who has worked closely with you, will be sent an email with a link to complete the online recommendation portion of the application. 

  • Please let your recommender know that the email with the link will be sent to them after the application closes on January 27
  • Out-of-county, private, home, and charter school students will need to have their school or home school association send a copy of grades to the Fine Arts Center, attn: Gloria Collins or email Ms. Collins at [email protected].

STEP 5 - Follow audition guidelines, check email, arrive on time, no extensions.

Carefully follow the audition requirements.  Does your program require a pre-screening?  What do you need to prepare for your audition?

  • Communication is essential – check your email regularly and follow the audition timeline.
  • If you decide not to audition after you have applied, please notify us.
  • Be on time for your scheduled audition.  Dress professionally.  
  • No audition extensions or reauditions will be entertained.


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