The faculty of the Division of Fine Arts encourages students to take advantage of learning experiences outside the classroom. Students are given the opportunity to travel across the United States and worldwide to explore music, theatre and art in various cultures. Additionally, faculty members assist students in finding internships as they begin to plan for careers in the fine arts.
London Theatre Tour - May 2014
Twenty Young Harris College students traveled to London, England, for a one-of-a-kind study abroad experience. The group learned about many facets of theatre and musical theatre while exploring one of the world’s most enchanting and spectacular cultural centers. The trip included immersive behind-the-scenes tours of the Globe Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Royal National Theatre complex. Students also had the opportunity to attend performances on the West End and visit other sites of historical and cultural significance.
New York City Art Tour - March 2013
The group absorbed various aspects of the visual and performing arts each day while also visiting some of the city’s most celebrated sights. They spent most of the trip exploring major works of art from the past 5,000 years at some of the city’s most celebrated museums while also sampling smaller galleries featuring cutting-edge work of contemporary artists. The art majors admired the architectural structure of the Guggenheim Museum where they explored modern and classic works by the likes of Picasso and Kandinsky before heading across the street to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the nation’s largest art museum with a permanent collection featuring more than two million works. Across town at the Museum of Modern Art, students studied works by renowned artists like Warhol and Van Gogh while also becoming acquainted with less familiar forms of visual expression including illustrated books, architecture and design, and film and video.
Click here to watch highlights from the NYC Art Tour.
YHC Chamber Choir European Debut - December 2012
The talented Chamber Choir traveled to Munich, Germany, for a one-of-a-kind study abroad experience. Students had the opportunity to spend a week at the world famous Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, rehearsing with other choral students, attending choral workshops, observing classes and lessons and visiting sites of historical and cultural significance in Bavaria. The trip culminated with the Chamber Choir’s European debut at the university.
Art Tour of Italy - May 2012
Students studied Italian art, literature and culture while touring museums, cathedrals and historical monuments in many of Italy’s cultural and historical centers including Florence, Rome, Venice, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and Cinque Terre. To prepare for the excursion, students enrolled in a comprehensive course that enhanced their experience abroad. Through lectures, selected readings, class discussions and hands-on activities, the course provided students with an introduction to many aspects of Italian culture and history as well as helpful tips about traveling abroad. As part of the course, students learned to identify and evaluate important works of art and architecture of ancient Rome, the Italian Renaissance and the Baroque Period.
Click here to view photos of the Italy Tour.
Click here to watch highlights from the NYC Art Tour.
YHC Choir European Concert Tour - May 2011
In May 2011, members of the Young Harris College Choir, led by YHC professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities Jeff Bauman, had the opportunity to travel on a sightseeing and performance tour of Europe. The group explored the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany on a 10-day excursion, immersing themselves in the art, history and music of Europe's cultural hubs while performing in at least four historic European venues, such as Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral, Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Munich’s Frauenkirche.
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internships and FIELD EXPERIENCES
The Division of Fine Arts encourages and helps students to take part in internships that provide practical knowledge and experience to complement their coursework at YHC.
Production Manager - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is the second oldest opera company in the U.S. and presents a thrilling roster of world-class artists and conductors, important company debuts, stunning sets and costumes, and the spectacular Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Intern - Aurora Theater in Lawrenceville
Actor - Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge
Run Crew, Stage Manager - Brevard Music Center in Brevard, N.C.
Student - Broadway Dreams Foundation’s Summer Intensive in Atlanta
Intern - Disney College Program in Orlando, Fla.
Box Office, Counselor, Ensemble Manager, High School Females Director, High School Males Director, Stage Crew - Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Mich.
Actor - Peach State Summer Theatre in Valdosta
Actor - Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville, N.C.
Stage Manager - Red Phoenix Theatre Company in Buford
Comedy Studies Program Participant - The Second City in Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
Intern - Serenbe Playhouse in Atlanta
Actor - Unto These Hills in Cherokee, N.C.
Intern - Young Actors Playhouse in Marietta
Intern - Act3 Productions in Sandy Springs
Intern – Actor’s Express in Atlanta
Actor - Circle Ensemble Theatre in Athens
Intern - Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) in Roswell
Artistic Director - Newnan Theatre Company (NTC) in Newnan
Middle School Drama Instructor – Pace Academy, Atlanta