I think that children should be, and usually are, involved in art classes or art projects from an early age as well as in singing/musical performance. I also believe that children should have chunks of unscheduled time for imaginative play. This is a parent's job as well as an educator's. In high school however, art should be an elective rather than a requirement, or perhaps a single semester requirement in either studio art, music, choir, dance, or drama. Art History should be incorporated in World History if not offered on its own. University is the time for more comprehensive study in these things which are often subject to budget restraints at earlier levels..