More colleges are adding a fine arts requirement for high school applicants. In addition, many states now require fine arts in order to attend in-state institutions. There are a few ways Seton students can fulfill this requirement. Right now, this would need the Seton Independent Study system.
Students can take advantage of several options in Independent Study. Seton Educational Media offers basic drawing courses with Ginger Hines, which can be used for Independent Study. Music, dance, drama and art lessons, even if with private teachers, can be recognized for credit as long as the appropriate information is registered with Seton. Regular participation in choirs might also qualify.
For students interested in the more technical aspects of music, Theory in a Box is a great and inexpensive option. Their web site is www.theoryinabox.org. This also would qualify for Independent Study.
An excellent music history course is available at www.professorcarol.com. This course goes a bit beyond the music to integrate trends in general culture and history as well. Dr. Carol Reynolds is always fascinating and entertaining! Also on offer is a course in the history of American Music, again qualifying for Independent Study.
Through Skype and other on-line tools, many musicians are now offering instruction via the Internet. This option would obviously save time and travel for the family while still affording full private lessons in voice or instrument. A general search of “music lessons on-line” will result in a multitude of opportunities. Of course, parents will wish to monitor such lessons closely until it is certain that instructor and web site are safe for young people. Be sure to check with an Independent Study counselor before enrolling in any on-line course.
Visit us here for more information on Independent Study. For the application form, login to your MySeton account, then to the Resources tab. Independent Study is the fourth item down.
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