Studying Architecture and the Arts supports the premise of the movie "Most Likely to Succeed" - "Project based learning motivates students and has great rewards." The movie is FANTASTIC! (From my perspective, it supports the way that many of us homeschool our children.) Giving a purpose for their studies inspires greatness.
An architecture project can entice students to dig deeper into history, construction, literature, drawing, writing, speech (presenting) and many more topics. An architecture project can be the purposed focus of any interest.
A theater production gives rise to memorizing lines, creating sets, choreographing, editing music, writing and more.
Learning to play the piano can be a subliminal study of shapes, patterns and organization as well as and appreciation for the beauty of the music.
Learning to write and writing creatively helps students develop a tool to share information. (Priceless).
One purpose of "Art" is a highly debated topic. For me creating art provides a connection with the heart of our Creator and a solid platform for sharing some of the most intimate emotions in a safe environment.
These are just examples, but using the Arts to support any educational course can even give the most challenging core type courses purpose.
Taking courses to learn the tools that the artistic mediums provide is absolutely necessary for students today as there is a new shift towards a desire for workers with huge creative platforms. In the long run, these courses are priceless for the students of this century.
For me, this movie sums up a lot of how I teach and how coach students to be come the best version of themselves possible..
For the summer, "Most Likely to Succeed" is FREE to watch on Amazon Prime!
I encourage you to watch it and get INSPIRED!