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ST-ARTS

Program

Special Talents in the ARTS

Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC

June 6 - 24, 2022

ST-ARTS office

The summer ST-Arts office is located in the Recital Hall Green Room of the Music Conservatory. Doors are located in the Courtyard of the conservatory building.

hours: 8:30AM - 4:00PM (M-F)

phone available June 6: (803) 323 - 3965

*** If your school or organization is interested in sponsoring students to attend ST-ARTS 2023, please contact us in September 2022 (starts@winthrop.edu).

The Program

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.

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The Opportunities

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. 

Participation

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:

DRAMA

Drama performances 
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DANCE