Date of Award

Summer 6-28-2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (Ed.D)


Educational Leadership

Committee Chair

Dr. Tamela Thomas

First Committee Member

Dr. Miyoshi Juergensen

Second Committee Member

Dr. Sheryl Croft


This qualitative study aims to explore student perceptions of fine arts exposure on academic achievement in a southwestern Georgia high school. The study focuses specifically on exposure time and how it affects students academically. Qualitative research methods were used for this investigation. Information was collected through questionnaires, interviews, and artifacts analysis to better understand student perceptions of how fine arts education impacts their personal growth and academic success. This study’s findings provide insights about discovering students’ perceptions of fine arts exposure in relation to personal academic achievement. The results of this investigation can help educate stakeholders and policymakers as they decide on how to integrate fine arts for all students, and allocate adequate instructional time in the United States schools.

Keywords: [ academic achievement, core subject; fine arts; fine arts integration; fine arts participation]