College in North Jersey, she said.
This fall, 12-session courses in creative writing, theater, vocal music,
piano, dance (including jazz, ballet, modern dance and choreography) and visual arts (photography, drawing and ceramic design) will be offered at Glassboro, Goldberg said. Students meet on Saturdays and on three Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Sept. 19, she said.
The informal classes are conducted by professional instructors and performing artists, Goldberg said. "Active work" rather than lecturing is stressed, she said.
The cost of the 60 hours of instruction is $325, Goldberg said. Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee. Goldberg estimates that about 50 percent of the students receive contributions from their school districts to help defray the cost of attending the program.
The atmosphere is one of the most positive aspects of the program, Goldberg feels. Artistically oriented students are sometimes out of the mainstream of high school life, she said.
They will get to meet other students like themselves, Goldberg said. "Some students say they feel more comfortable in our atmosphere rather than their own school."
Students who are interested in attending the school need to submit an application along with a letter of recommendation. The deadline is Sept. 11, Goldberg said. After applying, students are screened through an interview or audition, she said.
"Basically, what we're looking for in a student is a commitment to be creative and to grow - to be open to new ideas," said Goldberg.
"These are serious students," she said. "Most of these students will go on to be professional artists."
Registration is being accepted for the fall semester of the New Jersey School of the Arts, held at Glassboro State College in Glassboro. The school is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Classes in visual arts, piano, creative writing, theater, vocal music and dance will be offered beginning Sept. 19. The fee is $325. More information can be obtained by calling 633-3941.