Through advancing excellence in research, teaching and learning, the Wits School of Arts combines critical inquiry with artistic practice in ways that engage in transformative ways with our contemporary urban, African and global contexts. Arts class enables those children from a financially challenged background to have a more level playing field with the children around them. Staff and students consistently bring their best as they work collaboratively to inspire an atmosphere of creativity, self-discipline, integrity and dedication, which invites all students to excel in their arts and academic pursuits. Victoria School of the Arts is deeply committed to creating connections that lead to deeper, more meaningful learning. They celebrate life, and encourage us to stop, look and listen to the world around us. The arts merge our past with our dreams for the future. There is no better way to discover Interlochen Arts Academy than to see it for yourself.
The affordable and cost-effective setting of the program in a public high school encourages a greater socio-economic and geographic diversity of talented young artists, attracting students across Novato, Marin County and the wider Bay Area. NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of a legislatively created, residential, public high school and the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution.
At Victoria School students are invited to build upon their creative capacity to inquire with deep curiosity, to think unconventionally, to question the norm and imagine and reflect on new perspectives in order to become more passionate and compassionate members of the local and global community.
Secondly the introduction of arts in the mainstream of education has proven to be powerful, value added school reform. The future of this country’s theatre tradition depends on centres of excellence, such as the Arts Educational Schools London. The School of Art has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1984. We challenge our students academically while providing them with an arts enhanced curriculum. The Wits School of Arts building can be accessed from the Station Street entrance to the main Wits campus.
At the School of Art, students pursuing our BA, BFA, MA or MFA degrees experience the exclusivity of a private art academy – our faculty to student ratio is 15:1 – yet enjoy the affordability of a state university. We are the first school in Santa Fe to receive this award and one of three in the state to be recognized this year. Currently through the development and delivery of workshops and keynotes to specialized arts high schools, as well as digital content on platforms online which aims to help students find and pursue their life’s purpose. As a winner of the Elizabeth ‘Neill Verner Award – South Carolina’s highest award in the arts, the School of the Arts has been recognized for its tremendous academic programming, dedicated artist-scholars and extensive community outreach. Enya Zia Fortuna (b. 1992, Kranj, Slovenia) is a visual artist based in Glasgow.