Recommended high school classes for the arts
To prepare for a career in the arts, you need prepare by taking the right high school classes:
Art classes from eAchieve are available at any grade in high school. You can learn fine art photography, digital painting techniques, or art history through our online offerings. These classes are a great opportunity to produce art for your portfolio. Art History is only taught at the AP level. It covers the historical and cultural impact of art around the world.
We also have a drama class for actors who want to learn the basics. The class covers more than memorizing lines; you can learn set design, make-up, costuming, and prop management. At the end of the semester you’ll have the chance to put on a one-act play in front of an audience.
All High School Art Courses
Musicians, composers, and singers can both benefit from the music classes available from eAchieve Academy’s online curriculum. Master the guitar or study the effect of music in film. It’s up to you! Music Appreciation and Music Technology are semester-long classes which go deeper into the fundamentals of music.
Our AP Music Theory class is one of the only AP classes available at any grade level. There are no prerequisites for this yearlong class. You’ll learn about basics of pitch, rhythm, and music composition.
All High School Music Courses
Business Education courses
If you are in the arts, you have to be your own boss, manager, and marketer all at once. Business Education classes teach the foundations of entrepreneurship, personal financial planning, and accounting. You’ll learn the value of your work and how to market yourself with these classes.
All High School Business Education Courses
Other ways to prepare for an art career as a student
One of the most important things you can do as a student is start building your portfolio, recording a demo, or filming a reel. You’ll need as many records as possible to showcase your abilities if you apply for an art school. Whatever your plans after high school, use eAchieve Academy career-planning resources to create a path to graduating on time and getting into college.
eAchieve Academy has core classes, electives and service learning courses to meet Wisconsin graduation requirements. All our teachers are Wisconsin-certified teachers averaging 20 or more years of practical classroom experience.
Art school admissions process
Your path after high school will depend on how you want to work in the arts. If you’re an artist or designer, you’ll want to attend a traditional college with a known art program or apply directly to a specialty art and design school. Actors, dancers, and musicians may need to audition for a performing arts school.
Certain fine arts schools require bachelor degrees while others only need a high school diploma. eAchieve Academy graduates have been accepted into colleges and universities across the United States. Set up a career plan with our counselors to ensure you know what your dream school requires for admission.
eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for a career in the arts:
- Stage technician or director
- Chef or baker
- Art historian
- Art curator
- Art consultant or buyer
- Makeup artist
- Clothing designer
- Interior designer
- Web designer
More About eAchieve Academy Online Charter School
A career in the arts requires a lot of self-discipline. Establish good work skills by taking charge of your education with online classes from eAchieve Academy. Our fully accredited, K-12 public charter school offers FREE enrollment and tuition for Wisconsin students under the age of 21. You can earn your high school diploma on your own schedule!
By offering online classes, our elementary, middle, and high school charter students have greater mobility than students at brick-and-mortar schools. Travel to auditions, take time to paint your masterpiece, or find your inspiration. You have more freedom with eAchieve’s online courses.
Sign up for our online classes to get your high school diploma, apply for colleges, and plan your life in the arts. Learn more about how eAchieve Academy online charter school works.