Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is dedicated to providing students quality training and exposure to the arts. Instruction in visual art, music, theatre, dance, creative writing, and world languages enable students to appreciate, perform and create. The academy utilizes Fairmont State facilities and highly qualified instructors drawn from Fairmont State faculty and area teachers. The Academy is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, using its standards as a base for its curriculum. The Academy for the Arts is integral to Fairmont State University’s long standing identification with its community, in particular the cultural and social development of the region.