SOTA students must earn a minimum of 25.5 credits in order to graduate, including an eight-credit sequence in their chosen Arts major. When they graduate, they receive a School of the Arts Diploma indicating that they have completed a course of study above and beyond New York State requirements. This means they have successfully fulfilled a Fine Arts sequence in one of six subject areas: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music both Instrumental and Vocal, Theatre Technology, and Visual Arts. SOTA’s counselors work closely with each student to plan for graduation. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor directly.