Adult Continuing Education Program at Lyme Academy College
Old Lyme, CT (CollegeToCareers.com) – Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts announced a variety of Adult Continuing Education as well as Pre-College courses for the spring of 2011. Boasting a competitive price, these classes will give Connecticut locals the chance to get creative in professional studio settings and learn from the top skilled artists. The programs are scheduled to start on Monday, February 14th. Students will be offered five to ten intensive classes offered either on evenings or Saturdays, once per week, all the way through early in May.
Pre-College programs are available to all high school students aged between 15 and 18 who wish to explore their creative sides and discover and expand their artistic abilities. Lyme Academy representatives believe that participation in such a course would be an asset to all college-bound students when they will apply for an Arts higher degree. Adult Continuing Education classes are perfect for students who need to build up portfolios to join credit-carrying college courses or need extra-curricular activities on their files. Most working adults won’t run into attendance issues, as classes are offered either on evenings or on weekends. So, unless you must work night shifts, attending classes won’t interfere with your work. Moreover, the programs offered are meant to straighten main degree programs by offering topics of special interest.
College scholarships are available to middle and high school teachers and will be awarded to students who prove financial need. A full scholarship covers for tuition and registration fees and includes a lump sum to be used towards purchasing arts supplies. Partial waiving of tuition fees is also available to students who don’t meet all the eligibility criteria. Renee Beyor, the Lyme Academy representative in charge with financial assistance, recommends early application, as the grants are awarded on a first come first served basis.
Details on the application process, as well as the application forms, can be found on the Lyme Academy website. Same as with scholarships, Beyor recommends prospective students to apply early. The demand for such courses is high, the positions are limited and classes get filled fast. So don’t procrastinate, or you will be left out.
Lyme Academy College is a four-year nationally accredited educational institute that offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Drawing, Illustration, Painting, and Sculpture.