Master’s Academy of Fine Arts School (MAFA)
Master’s Academy of Fine Arts School
While the process of restoration is present in all of our programs, it is most prevalent in The Master’s Academy of Fine Arts, The Master’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, The Master’s Institute, and Terebinth as those are the starting points for restoring what has been lost.
Restoration is taught in several ways through The Master’s Academy programs.
All levels of instruction are based on teaching:
* Character – Who we want them to be
* Content – What we want them to know
* Competence – What we want them to do
* Instruction moves from an exposure level through an advanced level.
* The teaching of a Christian worldview of the arts is paramount to the higher levels of the program.
* The history, skills, and foundations of artistic principles are taught through a creative approach to learning.
* Academics are a natural outgrowth of the creative process and should be taught from that perspective.
The Master’s Academy of Fine Arts is a full fine arts school designed specifically for home schooled children ages K-6th grade. Meeting just one day per week, children are exposed to the arts from an historical perspective. Each year the arts are taught from a specific time period beginning with Ancient Civilizations, then moving on to the Medieval/ Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods through a six year cycle. Each year is self-contained so a student need not be involved for the full six years, nor do they need to begin at the Ancient Civilizations period to gain a benefit from the program.
Throughout the year, students concentrate on building foundational principles in our four core classes which include:
* History – A combination of arts history and world history so that the students understand where “all the pieces fit.”
* Art – Learning of basic art skills and terminology as well as learning about the artists, and mediums used during a specific time period.
* Music – Exposure to the basic elements of music reading, rhythm and notation, as well as learning about the composers, and styles of music from each period and learning to make music.
* Drama – This is exposure to the basics of stage terminology as well as theater games, and literature of the period done in a group setting to learn basic drama skills.
In addition students will pursue electives in areas which they have found to be interesting to them in order to gain more exposure and skill in those areas. These options vary from location to location and by time period.
The Master’s Academy of Visual & Performing Arts (7th -12th grade)
The academy has both a junior high and senior high division.
Junior High Division
The junior high division, for students in 7th-8th grade, is skills based and serves as a transition point from The Master’s Academy of Fine Arts into the high school division of The Master’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Students meet for 3 hours per week, with optional electives in The Master’s Institute for an additional 3 hours per week.
Although not time period based, the classes continue to operate on a rotation basis including:
* Arts History – A combining of world history with a focus on how the arts and history were impacted by each other with an emphasis on a Christian worldview.
* Art – A skills based sequence of classes leading students to a higher degree of proficiency in the basic skills of art.
* Drama – A skills based sequence of classes leading students to a higher degree of proficiency in the basic skills of theater performance and theater tech, including character development, improvisation and basic acting.
* Music – A skills based sequence of classes leading students to a higher degree of proficiency in the basic skills of music theory, composition, and ear training.
High School Division?
The High School division is for students in the 9th-12th grades. Students in this division choose a specific major to pursue for their four years of high school, resulting in a degree from The Master’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Students meet for 8 hours, one day per week, with additional requirements outside of the weekly program. Admittance into the high school division is by audition/portfolio review and interview only.
Degree Areas Courses will be offered in the following degree areas:
The high school division also includes a four-year worldview course of study:
* Year 1 A Christian Worldview?
* Year 2 A Christian Worldview of the Arts?
* Year 3 The Artist and Culture? ?
* Year 4 The Heart of the Artist?
Additional, required components in the high school division include:
* History – a basic history course in the student’s chosen major
* Artspreneurship – an arts business course taken in the sophomore year
* Arts service – a community service project that is taken in the junior year
* Monthly master classes in their chosen major
* Outside local arts events attendance
* A sophomore achievement platform
* A senior project
* Additional requirements for specific majors may also be included
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