Join us to learn more about the Govie Experience!

Our Admissions Team is hosting Virtual Information Sessions for interested students and their families. We can't wait to meet you and share more about the transformative opportunities that the Governor's School offers young artists! 

Sessions are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. All sessions listed are virtual.

Select your art area of interest below to view the schedule and register!

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Governor's School General Overview

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Across our five art areas and various programs, South Carolina's young artists have many ways to grow and thrive! Attend this 30-minute session to learn more about our school, ask questions, and hear about the admissions process. 

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Creative Writing

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Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. - Creative Writing Overview
Monday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. - Creative Writing Conversation (Lead by Alan Rossi, Department Chair) 
Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. - Creative Writing Conversation (Lead by Scott Gould, Creative Writing Instructor) 
Wednesday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m. - Creative Writing Overview
Thursday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. - Building Your Poetry Portfolio
Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. - Building Your Fiction Portfolio
Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. - Creative Writing Overview
Wednesday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. - Let's Talk About What You Read and Write

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Creative Writing Overview
Information will be provided about the SCGSAH Creative Writing Department courses and offerings, as well as what applicants can expect during the application and audition process. This 30-minute session includes time for a Q&A.

Building Your Poetry Portfolio
This is a step by step walkthrough to putting together your poetry portfolio for the Creative Writing application. We'll focus on formatting your portfolio and answering any questions you have about the online application and portfolio submission in this 30-minute session.

Building Your Fiction Portfolio
This is a step by step walkthrough to putting together your fiction portfolio for the Creative Writing application. We'll focus on formatting your portfolio and answering any questions you have about the online application and portfolio submission in this 30-minute session.

Let's Talk About What You Read and Write
What authors do you read? Have you read anything else by that author? Why do you choose to write poetry/fiction? How do you describe your process? There are just some of the questions that may come up during a Creative Writing Interview. In this 30-minute session, learn how to talk about your reading and writing choices, as well as tips on the interview process. This session is best suited for students applying to the Creative Writing Academy or Residential High School programs.

From Passion to Practice: Becoming the Writer You Want to Be
How can your interests and skills turn into a strong artistic practice? Join us for this 30-minute session to learn new ways to use the important skills of reading, writing, and revising to grow as a writer!

Dance

How to Apply, Audition, & Succeed as a SCGSAH Dancer
In this 30-45 minute session, you will learn about courses and offerings in the SCGSAH Dance programs. You will also hear about a typical day-in-the-life of our dance students, and learn about how to know if you are ready for the SCGSAH Dance program.
Come prepared with questions you may have about completing your application, and learn about ways to prepare for the Early Decision and Regular Decision audition.

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Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Drama

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Thursday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. - Am I Ready for the RHS Drama Program?
Sunday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. - Preparing For Your Audition
Monday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. - Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 1)
Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. - Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 2)
Thursday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. - Selecting Your Audition Song
Sunday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m. - Drama Summer Programs Overview
Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. - Am I Ready for the RHS Drama Program?
Thursday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. - Preparing For Your Audition

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Am I Ready for the Residential High School (RHS) Drama Program? 
In this 30-minute session geared towards current 10th graders, you will gain a clear understanding of the application and audition process for the Residential High School, as well as what to expect from the program and from yourself should you be accepted.

Drama Summer Programs Overview
In this 30-minute session geared towards current 7th - 9th graders, you will gain a clear understanding of what the SCGSAH Drama department has to offer, as well as detailed information regarding the Academy and Arts Odyssey Drama application and admissions processes. 

Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 1)
In this 40-minute session, students interested in any of the SCGSAH Drama programs will learn where to look for audition material that is within the SCGSAH Drama guidelines, and how to choose or edit monologues that are suitable for auditions. Students will also learn about the helpful text work used for monologue audition preparation, beginning with identifying the circumstances and acting beats within the text.
Content advisory: The monologues used as examples during this session contain themes of spousal loss and discussion of suicide.

Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 2)
For students interested in any SCGSAH Drama program, this 30-minute session continues the text work from Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 1) by focusing on objectives, tactics (actions), and obstacles. We strongly recommend attending Choosing Your Audition Monologue (Part 1) before participating in this session. 
Content advisory: The monologues used as examples during this session contain themes of spousal loss and discussion of suicide.

Selecting Your Audition Song
This 30-minute session is for students interested in any SCGSAH Drama program. Students will gain an understanding of what is expected of them in their SCGSAH Drama video or live audition in regard to singing. They will learn the types of songs that tend to lend themselves best to theatre auditions, as well as how to prepare for the singing portion of the audition.

Preparing For Your Audition
This 30-minute session is for students interested in any SCGSAH Drama programs. In preparation for the SCGSAH Drama audition, students will gain an understanding of what is expected of them in their video or live audition. From the importance of creating a home studio for videos, the value of the rehearsal process, how to introduce their materials, and the necessity of preparing for the interview, students will learn important skills for our audition and future auditions.

Music

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Wednesday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. - Am I Ready for the RHS Music Program?
Sunday, October 31 at 3:00 p.m. - The 3 S's: Solos, Scales, & Sight-Reading 
Monday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. - Am I Ready for the RHS Music Program?
Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. - Music Overview
Wednesday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. - Etiquette & Essentials
Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. - Music Overview
Thursday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m. - Am I Ready for the RHS Music Program?
Monday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. - The 3 S's: Solos, Scales, & Sight-Reading 

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Music Overview
Information will be provided about the SCGSAH Music Department courses and offering, as well as what applicants can expect during the application and audition process. This 30-minute session includes time for a Q&A.

The 3 S's: Solos, Scales, & Sight-Reading
What is the best way to prepare for a music audition? Join us for a 30-minute presentation to learn how to select instrument-appropriate solos and scales. We will also discuss some helpful tips for sight-reading. All skill levels are encouraged to attend!

Am I Ready for the Residential High School (RHS) Music Program?
In this 30-minute session geared towards current 10th graders (or 9th graders interested in applying to the IEA program), you will learn what to expect from the application and audition process for the Residential High School. We will also discuss what it's like to be a student at the Governor's School, from the Music curriculum and academics to Student Life!

Etiquette & Essentials
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Visual Arts

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Thursday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. - RHS Essay Tips
Sunday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. - Digital Portfolio Prep: RHS
Wednesday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. - Digital Portfolio Prep: Summer Programs
Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. - Beginning a Sketchbook Practice
Monday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. - What is a Collage? Basics on Getting Started
Thursday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. - Digital Portfolio Prep: Summer Programs
Wednesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m. - Beginning a Sketchbook Practice
Sunday, December 12 at 3:00 p.m. - Digital Portfolio Prep: RHS
Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. - Preparing for Your Audition

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Visual Arts Overview
Learn more about the Visual Arts department, admissions process, and programs by attending this general overview. 

Beginning a Sketchbook Practice
In this 30-minute presentation, learn about daily activities you can adopt to not only build and strengthen your sketchbook practice, but to also improve your observational drawing skills over time.

What is a Collage? Basics on Getting Started
In this 30-minute presentation, learn the basics of collage, discover examples of art that use this multi-media process, and find out how easy it is to get started.

Residential High School (RHS) Essay Tips
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Digital Portfolio Prep: Residential High School (RHS)
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Digital Portfolio Prep: Summer Programs
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Preparing for Your Audition
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