How Can I Develop Positive Studio Culture for Student Development?

Retaining Students

Once we have recruited and attracted our very best studio students, we should make additional efforts that help retain these students in our studio and in our programs. With some freshmen dropout rates as high as 40%, all of us can do a better job making sure students stay focused, motivated, and on our class rolls. 

Below is a bulleted list that may spark some things you do well or allow a new idea to emerge that may help foster a positive studio culture in your studio.

While this is not at all meant to be an all-inclusive list, maybe it will encourage you to continue the introspective look are your studio’s culture.  Is it where you want it to be? Can it be better? How can you nurture the students you recruited to stay in your studio and have a wonderful college experience?