Benefits & Opportunities
The Honors College Community
Enjoy the many benefits of becoming a Bert C. Bach Fine & Performing Arts (FPA) Scholar at ETSU
You will be involved in a new program that is specifically designed to educate artists of the 21st century from a global perspective. The program is designed to support an interdisciplinary group of student artists who will share the experience of learning about the arts together and offers a distinctive 24-hour honors curriculum focused on fostering artistic identities and professional practices. You will push the boundaries, define and construct new works, learn what you'll need to know to survive as an artist, and have the chance to pursue your own major creative works and projects.
FPAScholarship (8 semesters)
Admission is competitive: 10 in-state students are admitted with scholarship. Additionally, up to 10 in-state alternates and out-of-state scholars are admitted each fall as well as up to 5 international students. Scholarships include eight semeters of in-state or out-of-state tuition (if applicable), and many fees.
In addition to major/minor advisers, you will receive individual advising with the FPA program director through the Honors College, helping to make sure you are on track to meet your educational goals. You will not be alone. You will be surrounded and supported by your student colleagues and faculty mentors. They will be your best friends and most honest critics. You will have the opportunity to share your artistic endeavors and part of your coursework with other arts scholars and work with exceptional faculty artists in your field.
Honors students are permitted to register for courses early, which insures an opportunity to register for desired courses that best fit with their schedule.
You will have 24/7 access to honors facilities within Yoakley
Hall (computer labs, conference room with presentation
capability, study rooms, rehearsal, and studio spaces).
The Fine & Performing Arts Scholars director and other staff
members' offices are also located within Yoakley Hall and Carter Hall.
FPA scholars have the opportunity to serve on the Honors College Student Council and
other ad hoc committees in order to have input as to the Honors experience at ETSU.
We'll give you the opportunities to achieve. We hope you
will be challenged. We know you can do it!
Social Events and Activities
A small community of high-achieving students in a variety
of honors programs, the Honors College regularly hosts
co-curricular and social events for members of the