Aspirations and expectations abound as prospective learners prepare for the National School of the Arts entrance auditions on the 17 and 24 May 2014.
As the class of 2014 prepares for Matric examinations, valedictory services and emotional goodbyes later in the year, so the school looks to identify talented learners to start a five year journey at the National School of the Arts in 2015.
The National School of the Arts has distinguished itself as a school of outstanding achievement. It is now ranked as the 6th Top School in Gauteng and features in the Top 100 schools nationally, which includes both public and private schools. It is a school of focused arts education capably achieving a balance between quality arts education and high academic performance.
Parents of creative children who aspire to studying the arts are encouraged to consider the National School of the Arts as a first choice for their high school education. For out-of-towners, weekly and termly boarding is available at the school's hostel, offering comfortable single-room accommodation.
The disciplines of Art, Dance, Drama and Music are the four gates of admission to the school. Application forms and information pertinent to the audition process are available at the school and at www.artschool.co.za
. The applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, 9 May.
The applicants will then be put through a rigorous audition process on the 17 or 24 May, depending on their chosen art form. Artistic ability matched by the requisite academic record is the only criteria necessary for acceptance into the school. The successful applicants will then be given an opportunity to grow and thrive in this unique educational environment continuing the proud heritage of excellence that is the essence of The National School of the Arts.
The school boasts an Alumni of individuals who have gone on to excel not only in the arts and the creative industries but also in fields as diverse as medical science, environment, civil society and business - including household and industry names such as Charlize Theron, Mark Bouwer, Jeannie Dee, Dada Masila, Rui Alves, Bianca Le Grange, Thulu Sindi, Lorna Maseko, Helena Vogelzang, Karen Zoid, Dan Patlanksy, Robyn Sarah Scott, Kai Lossgott and Professor Frederico Freschi.