We prepare students for advanced study and career opportunities through studio classes taught by professional artists/teachers.
The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County, the first specialized arts school in South Carolina, was established in August, 1974.
Students apply to the Center and are selected on the basis of talent, interest, motivation, and commitment to their discipline and are able to study architecture, theatre, dance, visual arts, music, creative writing, or digital filmmaking.
The purpose of the Fine Arts Center is to provide advanced comprehensive arts instruction to students who are artistically talented and who wish to take an intensive pre-professional program of study.
Students attend the Fine Arts Center five days a week in the morning or afternoon for 110 minutes of instruction, spending the remainder of their time in other academic work at the home high school.
Each year approximately 400 students attend the Fine Arts Center, and, of that number, some ninety percent go on to higher education. Our 2013-2014 graduating class of 88 students earned over 10.8 million dollars in scholarship opportunities to attend 44 different institutions. Our 2014-2015 graduating class of 82 students earned over 7.6 million dollars in scholarship opportunities to attend 36 different institutions and two miltary service branches.
The Fine Arts Center will begin accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year on November 2, 2015.
Fine Arts Center Middle School Visitation Day - Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual middle school visitation day on Thursday, November 19, 2015, and we are inviting all interested eighth grade students to visit our school. Students may visit in the morning from 9:15 – 11:05. Visiting students are asked to complete the attached Prearranged Absence Form, having it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. That completed form then becomes their “ticket” to our Visitation Day. We encourage students in Greenville County with an interest in studying the arts to spend the morning at the Center looking over our programs and meeting the faculty and students.
Fine Arts Center High School Visitation Day - Friday, November 20, 2015
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual high school visitation day on Friday, November 21, 2014, and we are inviting all interested students in grades 9 – 11 to visit our 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 the attached Prearranged Absence Form, having it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. That completed form then becomes their “ticket” to our Visitation Day. We encourage students in Greenville County with an interest in studying the arts to spend the day at The Center looking over our programs and meeting faculty and students.
Debbie Cooke Photography Exhibition at the Fine Arts Center
October 5th - November 20th; Reception 11/6 at 6PM
Analog and mixed media photography by Debbie Cooke is currently displayed in the Sheffield Wood Gallery. A studio dedication, reception and SPE lecture will be held at the Fine Arts Center from 5:30-8:00PM on 11/6.
GCYO: Young Artist Orchestra
PEACE CENTER - October 22nd @ 7:30PM
Maestro Gary Robinson, Young Artist Orchestra conductor
Maestra Christine Lee, Philharmonic conductor
The Classical aesthetic of Mozart; Schubert, the early adherent, and the mature Romantic Edouard Lalo, and the Post-Romantic Gustav Holst: the Young Artist Orchestra and The Philharmonic explore Romantic expression from its roots through the early 20th century.
Tickets $10-27. Special pricing for parents of performers.
Saturday Day of Dance at FAC
September 26th @ 1:00 - 4:00PM
October 10th @ 9:00 - 12:00PM
October 24th @ 1:00 - 4:00PM
The FAC high school dancers are offering four Saturday Days of Dance which will be held at the Fine Arts Center. These dancers are volunteering their time this year to teach classes in a variety of dance styles.
The intent of the all day workshop is to offer dancers the opportunity to take class with other dancers who have a similar passion and interest in dance. The classes offered include modern dance, improvisation, ballet and repertory.
Students in grades 4-12, as well as adults may attend. All classes will be held in the Fine Arts Center building, adjacent to Wade Hampton High School. Dancers may register for up to three classes (1 class for $7.00; 2 for $12.00 or all three for $15.00.) Check-in that Saturday begins half an hour before the first class in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.
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