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Program Overview

For 10 years and counting, the Fine Arts Center has been introducing students to the study of architecture. Our program recognizes architecture as encompassing intellectual, theoretical, analytical and compassionate thought – combined with creative, artistic and aesthetic skill to ultimately design built environments.

In 2013, the Greenville County School District, Fine Arts Center, private donors, and Clemson University partnered to create the first of its kind 4 year high school architectural design program.


These programs are designed to nurture creativity, develop artistic skills, and foster a deeper appreciation for the arts.


  • Students have the opportunity to receive up to 8 credit hours at Clemson University in the School of Architecture.
  • The program introduces architectural communication techniques, graphic design, sketching, both analog and digital modeling, history of architecture, and explores a variety of design fields that are connected to the built environment.
  • Students may enter at any high school grade level and study for 110 minutes daily in one of two studios.
  • The class sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 students.

Our program site contains audition requirements, curriculum information, student work, resources and more.

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