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Visual Art Center (VAC)
The Visual Art Center (VAC) offers students a broad perspective of the fine arts and deepens their understanding of the opportunities for art-related careers through exposure to art history, contemporary artists and artwork. This rigorous and comprehensive program, directed toward portfolio development, enables students to realize and achieve their full potential in visual art. Lessons consist of lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, studio activities, assigned research and group critiques. Most graduating students study fine arts or commercial art at a higher level.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Study commercial design techniques using digital cameras and computer graphics software
- Receive a strong classical foundation in drawing, painting, and art history
- Receive recognition in Art Recognition and Talent Search, a program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
- Win national, regional, and local awards, as well as scholarships to some of the country’s most prestigious schools