An Associate in Fine Arts is a college transfer degree for Forsyth Tech students interested in pursuing a career as a visual artist, musician, theater artist, or art/music/theater educator. The program has an interdisciplinary approach that allows students to take a variety of courses in art, drama and music. The program has doubled in size since it was started at the college three years ago, going from 50 to 100 students.
On Tuesday, April 21, a Fine Arts Showcase was held in the West Campus Auditorium where students displayed their artworks and demonstrated their performing abilities. There were Visual Arts displays by students from the college’s Painting, Sculpture, Drawing and Life Drawing classes, some shown here, as well as photography by former Vice President of Forsyth Tech, Dr. Arnold Hence.
There were also a number of live performances. The evening began with a selection of songs played by the newly formed “Forsyth Tech Philharmonic,” an orchestra made up of Forsyth Tech students and local musicians. This was followed by a selection of acting performances featuring scenes and monologues from famous plays, a music performance by a student ensemble, and three songs by the Forsyth Tech Chorus, also new this year.
It was impressive to see all that talent gathered in one place, and we look forward to seeing what these gifted students will do next. For more information on the Fine Arts program, contact Yolanda Wilson, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, at 734.7251.