Boyle County Arts Academy

Last Updated: 5/12/2022 4:26 PM

Arts Academy

The Arts Academy’s mission is to foster artistic talent in our students by offering targeted training and opportunities within a creative environment, thereby preparing them for higher education and professions in the arts. The academy is open to all students grades 5 through 12 through audition and will offer music, art, dance, drama and digital/media art courses to students at all five district schools.

Disciplines

  • Music

    • Students will receive advanced instruction in instrumental and choral music from 5th to 12th grade, with numerous performance opportunities and after school programs.
  • Art

    • Visual art experiences begin in elementary school and continue through middle and high school, with expanded semester and AP course selections available in a variety of media like ceramics and painting.
  • Dance

    • Fifth grade students will take weekly dance classes, then be invited to choose between a variety of middle and high school courses for intensive training during the school day.
  • Drama

    • Training for the stage is provided weekly in 5th grade, then expands into daily classes at the middle and high school. Performance and technical theater training will be available for all high school students, who will perform two full theater productions each year at the BCPAC.
  • Digital/Media Art

    • Primarily geared toward middle and high school students, digital/media art courses focus on photography, video editing, web development, advertising, design and promotion.

Faculty and Facilities

Instruction will be provided by certified, full-time faculty in art, drama, dance, vocal and instrumental music at the elementary, middle and high school levels during the school day. Classes will be held at all five district schools, as well as the Boyle County Performing Arts Center, a 500-seat, state-of-the-art facility that is equipped to host school, community-based and professional performances.

Seal of Arts Excellence

High school students may choose to pursue the Kentucky Department of Education’s Seal of Arts Excellence by completing a series of 3-4 courses and a culminating project in a specific art form. This program will prepare students for auditions of various types and guide them toward college readiness in the arts.

Guidance + Auditions

Middle and high school arts academy students will receive early scheduling and registration supervised by a specific arts academy designated advisor. Interested students may complete an application and audition for the arts academy in the spring or fall. Students who have already been identified as Gifted and Talented in the Arts do not need to audition. Once accepted, students need not apply again.

The deadline for current Boyle County students to complete the application is April 10. Spring auditions will be April 18 (dance, instrumental and vocal music) and 19 (drama, visual and media art). The deadline for submitting videos (dance) and portfolios (art) is April 13.

Contacts

Amy Bugg
Creative Director
amy.bugg@boyle.kyschools.us
859.236.6634 ext. 3203
 

Frieda Gebert
Performing Arts Coordinator
frieda.gebert@boyle.kyschools.us
859.236.6634

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