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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 over 40 different institutions.


The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival is one of the longest running chamber music festivals in the United States. For the first time in 45 years, this festival will be welcomed into Greenville, South Carolina by the Fine Arts Center. From July 6 through August 3, the Fine Arts Center will host five different concerts with sixteen different musicians. Festival performers include the Enso String Quartet, Jasper String Quartet and Vadym Kholodenko. Concerts will be held on 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 and 8/3.

For more information about the programs and musicians, please visit If you would like to contact Swannanoa by phone, call (828) 771-3050 or e-mail For a festival flyer about the series at the Fine Arts Center with dates and time, click here. Tickets may be purchase directly through Swannanoa below.

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