Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Dr. Roy Fluhrer
Dr. Roy Fluhrer

Greenville County high school students will soon benefit from the efforts of Clemson University to attract talented student artists. The Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce an educational partnership between its Performing and Visual Arts programs and Clemson University.

Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, students are eligible for up to 9 credit hours for achieving an “A” Visual Arts courses and up to 3 credit hours for achieving a “B” or better in Acting and an award of 3 credit hours in Technical Theatre with a “B” or better in an equivalent course at The Fine Arts Center. These credits can be applied to the Clemson University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts or a Bachelor of Arts in Production Studies.

“We are delighted to strengthen our outstanding relationship with Clemson University,” said Dr. Roy Fluhrer, Director of The Fine Arts Center. “Through this program, our students have a rare opportunity to advance their higher education goals while pursuing a curriculum that is consistent with our faculty’s standards of excellence.”

"This new partnership not only facilitates career-oriented learning, but will offer these bright and motivated young artists a way to enter college ahead of the curve. The Fine Arts Center's tradition of academic rigor will prepare these students well for college and for their chosen careers," said Richard Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities.

Burke Royster
Burke Royster

FAC students continue to achieve at the highest artistic levels, and its recent graduating class of 88 students earned over 10.8 million dollars in scholarship opportunities. Dr. Fluhrer credits Greenville County Schools, Greg Shelnutt, Chair of Clemson University’s Department of Art and David Hartmann, Chair of Clemson University’s Department of Performing Arts, for their leadership in reviewing the academic credentials and requirements of integrating the two programs.

For more information about this program or to apply, please visit or contact Gloria Collins at 864-355-2550 x 2553.

The Fine Arts Center (FAC)

Established in 1974, The Fine Arts Center (FAC) is South Carolina’s first secondary school for gifted students in the literary, visual and performing arts. As an application-based school of 400 students, FAC operates within Greenville County’s public school system. Students are able to study architecture, creative writing, dance, filmmaking, music, theatre, or the visual arts with a faculty of practicing artists. FAC’s 2013-2014 graduating class of 88 students earned over 10.8 million dollars in scholarships and enrolled in over 40 different colleges and universities.

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