Summer Academies in the Arts

The Summer Academies in the Arts are part of a movement by UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage with the arts on campus at UCI and to contribute to youth development. These college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students, and exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Talented and motivated students get practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in some cases, CTSA faculty. Students experience life as undergraduate arts majors with rigorous college level coursework, with the opportunity to live in residence on campus, and with the option to receive university credit for participating. Some intensives require the submission of personal statements and placement audition videos.

Registration is now open! Click the links below for more information and to register!

Scholarships and Discounts Available

Intensive Age Date Time Registration
        Overnight Commuter
ART     
Drawing & Painting 14-19 July 6 - 17 10am - 4pm $2,550 $1,000
Digital Filmmaking 14-19 July 6 - 17 10am - 4pm $2,550 $1,000
Drawing & Painting - Middle School 10-13 July 27 - 31 10am - 4pm N/A $700
Digital Photography - Middle School 10-13 July 27 - 31 10am - 4pm N/A $700
Digital Photography 14-19 August 3 - 14 10am - 4pm $2,550 $1,000
Sculpture & Ceramics 14-19 August 3 - 14 10am - 4pm $2,550 $1,000
Darkroom Photograpy 14-19 August 3 - 14 10am - 4pm $2,550 $1,000
DANCE     
Conservatory Dance 12-22 June 29 - July 17 9am - 5pm $3,600 $1,100
DRAMA     
New Swan Apprenticeship in Acting for Theatre 14-19 August 3 - 14 10am - 4pm $2,350 $800
MUSIC
Computer Music Intensive 14-19 July 6 - 17 10am - 4pm $2,350 $800
Chamber Music Festival 12-19 July 6 - 17 10am - 4pm $2,350 $800
Guitar Intensive 14-19 August 3 - 14 10am - 4pm $2,350 $800
Vocal Music Festival 14-19 August 3 - 14 10am - 4pm $2,350 $800
ROBOTICS*
Expressive Robotics 13-19 July 6 - 17 10am - 4pm $2,449 $899
Expressive Robotics 13-19 July 27 - August 7 10am - 4pm N/A $899
ARTS & LEARNING CONSERVATORY**
Exploratory Theater I 5-7 July 20 - 24 9am - 12pm N/A $300
Exploratory Theater II 8-10 July 27 - 31 9am - 12pm N/A $300

*Robotics camps are presented by the Beall Center for Art + Technology at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Policies related to scholarships, discounts, cancellations and refunds may be different from those policies for the Art, Dance, Drama and Music intensives. Visit their website for details.
**Arts & Learning Conservatory camps are presented by the Arts & Learning Conservatory. Policies related to scholarships, discounts, cancellations and refunds may be different from those policies for the Art, Dance, Drama and Music intensives. Visit their website for details.

Download a paper registration form for the Art, Dance, Drama and Music intensives by clicking here.

Overnight Information

High school students may get the full college experience by choosing to stay overnight in the UC Irvine residence halls. Students younger than 14 may not stay overnight, no exceptions. Overnight registration fees include Academy classes, instructors, facilities, housing, meals, 24 hour supervision, evening and weekend activities, and materials. Details regarding overnight stays will be distributed following registration. With questions, contact the Outreach Department.

Credit

Qualifying high school juniors and seniors may receive university credit for participating in a Summer Academy course, for an additional fee. Students must have a 3.0 GPA for their entire high school coursework to qualify. Fees are set by the Regents of the University of California and represent a discount on regular course fees. Credit enrollment forms may be downloaded by clicking here.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations will be accepted for the Art, Dance, Drama and Music intensives, and will include a full refund less the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made after June 1, 2015 will receive a partial refund less the $100 nonrefundable deposit and a $200 late cancellation fee. All cancellations must be made in writing to artsoutreach@uci.edu.

Contact Us!

We are happy to answer your questions or provide you additional information. Please feel free to contact the Outreach Department at (949)824-8976 or artsoutreach@uci.edu. Visit our Facebook page for photos of past Summer Academies in the Arts!