Research has found that art at an early age can promote better communication skills in kids and give students a more expansive cultural backround.
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
ArtSchools.com, a leading directory of art majors, reveals how arts education can shape student developmental and communication skills and why more schools should implement art classes.
According to a December 22 article published by MLive.com titled “Arts education: A look at how Michigan’s schools teach music, drama, painting and more,” the state of Michigan has a very diverse educational landscape. Many schools were forced to fund their own art and music programs due to budget decreases.
The article says, “The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires students to complete one course in ‘visual, performing or applied arts’ in order to graduate and receive a high school diploma.” Because only one course is required, many school districts downsize or even cut programs all together. Instead, the article says some schools rely on uncertified teachers to provide music or art lessons to meet the requirement.
Andrew Girard, a representative from ArtSchools.com, a directory of art majors, affirms that art is not just a supplement to an education. “Learning about art, music and drama are necessities when it comes to education,” he says. “Research has found that art at an early age can promote better communication skills in kids and give students a more expansive cultural background.”
Girard says many students have difficulty with communicating. “These days, many students have difficulty communicating at school, and at home,” he says. “I think requiring students to have arts education at an early age can help them develop these necessary communication skills before it becomes a serious problem.
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.
ArtSchools.com is an affiliate of CookingSchools.com, a similar directory featuring the best culinary schools in New York.