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! 

If you lead a community or school group and would like to schedule a customized Virtual Information Session, please contact us at admissions@scgsah.org. We would love to work with you!

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

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Govie Saturdays

We will be offering more events for prospective students in Fall 2021. Stay tuned for updates!

Creative Writing

We will be offering more Virtual Information Sessions in Fall 2021! Be sure to check back then.

For more information about Creative Writing, reach out to applycw@scgsah.org or 864.546.0312.

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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

We will be offering more Virtual Information Sessions in Fall 2021! Be sure to check back then.

For more information about Dance, reach out to applydance@scgsah.org or 864.436.4041.

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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.

Drama

We will be offering more Virtual Information Sessions in Fall 2021! Be sure to check back then.

For more information about Drama, reach out to applydrama@scgsah.org or 864.546.1698.

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Am I Ready for the Residential High School (RHS) Drama Program? 
In this 30-minute session geared towards rising 10th graders (current 9th 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 rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (current 6th-8th 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

We will be offering more Virtual Information Sessions in Fall 2021! Be sure to check back then.

For more information about Music, reach out to applymusic@scgsah.org or 864.270.5339.

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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 rising 10th graders (current 9th graders), 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!

Visual Arts

We will be offering more Virtual Information Sessions in Fall 2021! Be sure to check back then.

For more information about Visual Arts, reach out to applyva@scgsah.org or 864.546.0197.

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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.