An arts school is a common term for an educational institution whose main focus is on visual arts. The institution may be a secondary, post secondary, undergraduate or post-graduate. The visual arts course comprises of sculpture, illustration, painting, photography and graphic design. An art school offers specialized courses in visual arts and thus it is totally different from other institutions that offer these courses as majors or degrees. Those courses are Sciences and Liberal arts. The first Arts school is École des Beaux-Arts in France. At the completion of the course the student is awarded a Bachelors in Fine Arts by the college. In United Kingdom, the course is Fine Art B.A.
The culture in an arts school is totally different from that of other institutions. The students of the arts school identify themselves as totally unconventional artists. In simpler terms they follow the Bohemian values and lead a particular lifestyle. They believe in producing results. They have contempt for the mass media and have very great interests in social protests and cultural theory. Their curriculum is a vital and rigorous one.
Though every course has its own advantages, an art student is said to always more practical than the science student. The arts student acquires a chance to study everything the practical way.
He also learns to refine himself. He becomes thoughtful, imaginative and questions himself before making any decisions. On the whole Arts schools makes the students thinks and lets them learn from their own mistakes.
There are some art schools that encourage deaf and dumb students to enroll themselves in. The students speak their mind by expressing their minds through paintings, drawings, etc.
They gain experience and also gain great excitement, meaning and depth in what they learn. They also achieve higher level of success in what they learn. Also, students who struggle in academics really have a chance to shine in the arts section that really brings out their hidden talents. The arts schools also offer in-depth, sequential arts education programs in local classrooms and present performances and exhibitions in many civic and social service venues.