High Schoolers Explore the Arts at Discover Day
January 13, 2020 (Jackson, Miss.) - Arts Discover Day on February 15, 2020 will host high school students who are interested in pursuing a Belhaven degree in the arts. As the only Evangelical university in America to offer degrees in all five of the Arts, students will see what makes Belhaven a premier Christian arts university.
There are multiple opportunities for students to both learn, and participate in one or more of the arts disciplines in which they are interested, said Bob Pennebaker, chair of Belhaven University’s Visual Arts Department. There is more time to delve deeper into the heart and essence of each art discipline, providing each visiting student more information to know if Belhaven is the best place to develop their art skills and training. In addition, the students get to be here long enough to get a good feel for what the total Belhaven experience has to offer.
This day is an important step for potential students deciding on a career in the arts, and it helps them discover what type of degree they might want to pursue. Professors who teach and love the arts will be ready to take questions, give advice, and provide information about art careers.
Visiting students will tour the campus and see how the University's modern facilities provide a creative space to practice and learn the arts. Students will enjoy workshops, classes, student panels, meals, performances and the opportunity to meet others with a passion for the arts. Participants can also have their portfolios reviewed, audition and learn more about scholarships and financial aid.
The Belhaven Dance Department will have their Discover Day events on Friday, February 14 and dance auditions on Saturday, February 15. Visit Belhaven Dance Auditions for more information.
Parents are also encouraged to attend, as there are sessions and events specifically designed to address their questions and concerns. Students will also learn about Belhaven’s Double Major Promise. Belhaven University is offering free tuition in the fifth year for students pursuing a double major. Double majors who pursue two arts degrees, or any arts degree combined with education, international studies, English, psychology, business, or communications can drastically expand their career choices.
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