Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012

Prospective Parent Visitation Night at The Fine Arts Center

Student working on drawing and painting
The Fine Arts Center offers courses in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Technical Theatre, Ceramics, Metals, Photography, Drawing and Painting, Digital Film Studies, Chamber Music, AP Music Theory, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion, Individual Voice, Jazz Studies, Music Engineering and Technical Theatre.

On Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 PM, The Fine Arts Center is inviting parents of prospective students to visit South Carolina’s oldest specialty arts school and see the exciting things that go on in its state of the art studios at 102 Pine Knoll Drive, on the campus of Wade Hampton High School.  Students will be working and performing in the studios, ready to answer questions about what it’s like to be part of the 400-member student body of highly talented students from all across the county.

Parents can visit as many studios as they would like: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Technical Theatre, Ceramics, Metals, Photography, Drawing and Painting, Digital Film Studies, Chamber Music, AP Music Theory, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion, Individual Voice, Jazz Studies, Music Engineering and Technical Theatre. 

student playing saxophoneThis is an opportunity for parents to get a better idea why Fine Arts Center students are accepted to some of the nation’s finest conservatories, colleges and universities:  Curtis, Juilliard, Cooper Union, New York University, Meadowmount, Fordham, Boston University, University of the Arts, Yale, Pratt, Parsons, Carnegie-Mellon, Maryland Institute College of Art, Atlanta College of Art and Design, University of Miami, University of Southern California, University of Texas, University of Central Florida, University of North Texas, SUNY-Purchase, Duke, and often with significant scholarships.

Parents will be able to talk with teachers, meet the counselor to discuss schedules, and meet with the Director of the school.  There is no better way for a parent with a talented student in the arts to get a clearer picture of what this career path might look like.  Find out more at The Fine Arts Center on Thursday, November 8, 6:30 PM, in the Recital Hall.

Fine Arts Center Is Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 -2014 School Year

The Fine Arts Center application for next school year is now available on the Fine Arts Center website at www.fineartscenter.net.   As part of the application process, students must ask an arts teacher, or someone who has worked closely with them, to complete the online recommendation form.  Grades are also considered as part of the application process.  Each applicant must attend an audition/interview at the Fine Arts Center in order to complete the evaluation procedure. The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2013.  Participation in the Fine Arts Center programs has made an important difference in the lives and careers of many students in the upstate.  Please submit applications as soon as possible.

Fine Arts Center Middle School Visitation Day

Thursday, November 15, 2012

two students using a computer to design a graphicThe Fine Arts Center will hold its annual middle school visitation day on Thursday, November 15, 2012, and all interested eighth grade students are invited to visit the school. Students may visit in the morning from 9:15 – 11:05. Visiting students are asked to complete a Prearranged Absence Form which can be obtained from the school counselor or online at www.fineartscenter.net, having it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. That completed form then becomes their “ticket” to the FAC Visitation Day. Students in Greenville County with an interest in studying the arts are encouraged to spend the morning at the Center looking over the programs and meeting the faculty and students.

Fine Arts Center High School Visitation Day

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual high school visitation day on Friday, November 16, 2012, and all interested students in grades 9 – 11 are invited to visit the 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 a Prearranged Absence Form, which is available through the school counselor or on the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.net, having it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. The completed form then becomes the student’s “ticket” to the FAC Visitation Day. Students in Greenville County with an interest in studying the arts are encouraged to spend the day at The Center looking over programs and meeting faculty and students.


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