Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 08, 2013
ArtSchools.com, an online directory of the best art schools in California, responds to an article published by The Information Daily, which suggests that an education rich in art can help students develop strong minds.
According to the The Information Daily article titled “An arts education develops strong creative multi-disciplinary minds,” many public and private school districts have cut special courses like art, drama and music due to budget cuts and economic hardships.
School officials don’t often believe that music and art are as important as science, math and history. Art education in U.S. elementary schools is down 17 percent and art is no longer a required course for most high schools. However, the article says art education is very important and scientific research has proven that art has an effect on the brain.
For example, Rauscher’s study, “Music and Spatial Task Performance,” found that participants who listened to a Mozart sonata for 10 minutes improved their spatial reasoning skills more so than participants who listened to relaxation instructions. This finding is now renowned as the “Mozart Effect.”
The article says U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, agrees that art education is essential for students. “A well-rounded education is simply too vital to our students’ success to let the teaching of arts and humanities erode.”
Andrew Girard, a representative from ArtSchools.com, a directory showcasing art schools in California, says providing students with a means of expression through art can greatly benefit them socially and academically. “Art allows students to satisfy their creative urges, while improving cognitive skills like spatial reasoning and concentration,” he says. “Music and art have also been proven to help students with learning disabilities, improve linguistic abilities and memory.”
Girard continues, “ArtSchools.com provides insight into many art programs and schools in California, as well as the rest of the country. Art, music and drama are necessary to the development of young minds.”
ArtSchools.com is a comprehensive directory of art degrees, art schools and art-related programs listed and maintained by Monster.com, the leading platform for job seekers. ArtSchools.com is dedicated to assisting prospective artists, teachers, and students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their preferences. Whether you’re looking for a new job, a new school or a new direction, the ArtSchools.com directory offers insight into top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion design, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film.