Special Talents in the ARTS
Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
June 6 - 24, 2022
Thank you for your interest in
Winthrop's ST-Arts program
* We anticipate offering a full capacity program for June 2022. School districts in York and Chester counties (Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, York, and Chester) offer sponsorship for student participation.
* Auditions dates for sponsorship are coordinated separately through each participating school district. Please see the page with contact information for participating districts.
* If your school or organization is interested in sponsoring students for Summer ST-ARTS 2022, have them contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
* If you are interested in participating in ST-ARTS without district sponsorship. Please see the page on our website for non-sponsored students.
ST-ARTS is a program sponsored by the Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts. They work in collaboration with participating districts from York and Lancaster counties to serve over 300 gifted and talented students in the arts grades 6 - 8 (rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders during the June program). Students convene on the Winthrop campus for its annual program.
A professional faculty of over 45 artists and teachers in the four visual and performing arts (dance, music, drama, and visual arts) is drawn from a pool of nationally known performing artists, the SC Arts Commission Artists Roster, master teachers from public and private schools, and the Winthrop University faculty. This diverse faculty directs the students through a multi-faceted curriculum each weekday during the 3 week program.
Students spend the day in a variety of instructional opportunities in their chosen arts area and take full advantage of the facilities on the Winthrop campus. The emphasis of the program is to guide the students through the process of conceptualizing and creating art. Curriculum is designed and evaluated in accordance with the South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Frameworks. The program concept and curricular design have been cited by the State Department of Education as a model of how an institution of higher learning and a consortium of public schools can work in a cooperative venture to provide a comprehensive fine arts program for talented arts students within the local school districts.
Since its inception in 1989, the summer ST-ARTS Program has served over 5,000 middle school students. Many of our graduates have been selected to attend the Governor's School of the Arts in Greenville, and have gone on to continue their studies at major universities throughout the region.
Our students are currently selected and sponsored by participating school districts of York and Chester counties. Since the inception of our summer program in 1989, our districts have completely subsidised tuition for their students.
Winthrop ST-Arts program does not provide transportation. Some participating districts do provide busing.
ST-Arts has expanded the program to include students that are not affiliated with public school districts of York and Chester counties. Please look through our website pages for information on our expansion for 2022.
Summer 2022 CALENDAR
* subject to change
Late January, early February 2022
auditions/screenings for district sponsorship
March 1, 2022
districts contact students selected for sponsorship
May 14, 2022
Student and parent orientation on Winthrop campus
June 6 - 24, 2022
Summer ST-ARTS program dates
Summer 2021 Video & Picture Links: