Has your student studied music, dance, art, or some other art form throughout their school career? Are they considering continuing to study in college — perhaps not as a major, but just for pleasure? As they enter college, many students, and their families, are focused on academic subjects, choosing a major, and aiming for a career. It is a good thing to be focused, but your student should also keep in mind that college is a time of exploration and expanding horizons. While it is important that your student have goals and keep their eye on those goals, it is also important to balance life with the things that your student enjoys.
The importance of studying the arts, however, goes well beyond the simple enjoyment and fulfillment that your student may gain. There are some very specific benefits that your student will gain from studying the arts. If they have already spent years studying some form of the arts, your student has already gained some of these benefits. Encourage them to continue, if they are interested, and the benefits can only be greater.