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 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.


Explore the Arts Summer Program now accepting applications.

The cost to attend this exciting arts program is $125. for the elementary and middle school program and $150. for the high school, college, and adult workshops. Some partial scholarships are available. Students that register for the High School & Adult Ballet workshop receive a $25. discount.

To find out more about the classes we offer or more information, call the program coordinator at 864-355-2574. You may also email the Explore the Arts coordinator at dshank@greenville.k12.sc.us

K-8th Grade Application

High School and Adult Application

ARMES after school program now acccepting applications.

The ARMES program is accepting nominations for the 2014-2015 school year. Students currently in 3rd to 7th grade may be nominated for the ARMES after school gifted programs in Dance, Drama, Strings and Visual Art. Please click here for more information and to nominate your student or child.

Nomination (Application) Form

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Student Handbook
Handbook Acceptance Form

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