REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS (RCA)
FA410YTDGE 20 Credits Grades 9-12
Is a state-funded performing arts magnet program located at 23 Oakview Drive, Trumbull that provides Students with professional training in dance, music, and theatre. The program is open to students in grades 9-12 in the public schools of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Fairfield, Monroe, and Stratford. Classes meet Tuesday-Friday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and transportation is provided by participating school districts. RCA looks for potential as well as developed talent; therefore, any interested student is encouraged to apply.
ART INDEPENDENT STUDY
FA315YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 11-12
Is open to advanced visual arts students who express a desire to specialize beyond course offerings. The student meets with the teacher in a regularly scheduled class. Research in the area of specialization is tentatively planned for the year, marking period by marking period. There is a one-person show of the student’s work at the end of the year. Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation.
FA331YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 9-12
Explores the uses of clay as a creative medium. Emphasis is placed on construction technique, the ceramic process and the elements and principles of design as related to clay. In addition, students are introduced to the potter’s wheel and discover the role of ceramic art in various cultures and historical periods.
FA332YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 10-12
Is a continuation of clay exploration initiated in Ceramics I. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced technical skills. Students develop their individual problem-solving skills and continue their exploration of clay in the cultural environment. Prerequisite: Ceramics 1
STUDIO ARTS I
FA311YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 9-12
Is an overview of the scope and sequence of the visual arts. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced technical skills in media and increasing art history knowledge. The acquisition of the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to create and appreciate art will be stressed.
STUDIO ARTS II
FA312YTDGE 1 Credit - Grades 9-12
Is a continuation of the study of the topics listed in Studio Arts I. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced technical skills in media and increasing art history knowledge. The acquisition of the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to create and appreciate fine art will be stressed. Prerequisite: Studio Arts I.