The Arts and Education Council builds appreciation, participation and support for arts and arts education through the St. Louis community. The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. A BA in liberal arts can also provide the foundations for careers in medicine and business. Thea Rutherford Writer, teacher, former journalist and MA student in Arts Education.
The students in the Arts stream were somewhat of a laughing stock to us in the Science stream since they were only there because they could not get good enough results to get into the Science Stream. Everyone is committed to the school and wants to get the most out of every minute of the day.
However, rather than restore arts programs, states and school districts are placed an emphasis on beefing up STEM programs, rather than art-related learning initiatives. I don’t think there is an easy way to rectify this situation but one possible way would be to allow for greater flexibility for students in the Science streams to take courses and subjects in the Arts stream.
By participating in the arts, students learn skills needed to be successful in any career, but more importantly, the arts bring joy and meaning to children’s lives right now. You may also decide to pursue a broad range of jobs within the cultural sector, professional research or doctoral studies.
A school may obtain up to three different productions per school year through the Visiting Performers Program. The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education is a dual degree for undergraduate students who want to become secondary school teachers. Here we witness daily how the arts create community, and a sense of belonging for our most vulnerable youth.