Summer Academies in the Arts
The Summer Academies in the Arts are college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students to attend focused workshops in Art, Dance, Drama and Music that enhance students’ marketable skills and support career goals, self-confidence and leadership. Talented and motivated Summer Academy students receive practical conservatory-style instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in some cases, Claire Trevor School of the Arts faculty. Students experience life as undergraduate arts majors through technical and practical training in each discipline. Coursework is intended to be rigorous and as close to college level as possible. Some intensives require the submission of placement audition videos. Limited need and merit-based scholarships are available.
Registration is now open, click the links below for more information and to register.
|Drawing & Painting||14-19||July 7 - 19||10am - 4pm||$2,400||$1,000|
|Digital Filmmaking||14-19||July 7 - 19||10am - 4pm||$2,400||$1,000|
|Drawing & Painting - Middle School||10-13||July 21 - 26||10am - 4pm||N/A||$700|
|Digital Photography - Middle School||10-13||July 21 - 26||10am - 4pm||N/A||$700|
|Sculpture & Ceramics||14-19||August 4 - 16||10am - 4pm||$2,400||$1,000|
|Digital Photography||14-19||August 4 - 16||10am - 4pm||$2,400||$1,000|
|Darkroom Photograpy||14-19||August 4 - 16||10am - 4pm||$2,400||$1,000|
|Digital Filmmaking||14-19||August 4 - 16||10am - 4pm||$2,400||$1,000|
|Conservatory Dance||12-22||July 7-26||10am - 4pm||$3,500||$1,000|
|New Swan Apprenticeship Long||16-19||June 30 - August 31||10am - 4pm||$8,500||N/A|
|New Swan Apprenticeship Short||16-19||June 30 - July 19||10am - 4pm||$3,500||$1,000|
|Music Theatre - Middle School||10-13||July 21 - 26||10am - 4pm||N/A||$500|
|Acting & Auditioning for Theatre||14-19||August 4 - 16||10am - 4pm||$2,200||$800|
|Computer Music Programming||14-19||July 7 - 19||10am - 4pm||$2,200||$800|
|Chamber Music Festival||12-19||July 15 - 19||10am - 4pm||$1,175||$500|
|Guitar Intensive||14-19||July 15 - 19||10am - 4pm||$1,175||$500|
|Vocal Music Festival||14-19||August 4 - 16||10am - 4pm||$2,200||$800|
Registration is now open, click the links above for more information and to register.
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, counselors, evening and weekend activities, and materials. Details regarding overnight stays will be distributed following registration. With questions, contact the Outreach Department.
Scholarships and Discounts
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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.
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations will be accepted and will include a full refund less the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made after June 1, 2014 will receive a partial refund less the $100 nonrefundable deposit and a $200 late cancellation fee. All cancellations must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
The Academies are developed by UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, home to professors Monica Majoli, acclaimed painter, father of modern dance, Donald McKayle, Robert Cohen, master of acting technique, and renowned flautist, Nicole Mitchell. The mission of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is to integrate advocacy, leadership, and education in the arts with significant social engagement and community partnerships. The School of the Arts, established in 1965 and named for Claire Trevor in 2000, is a national leader in training emerging artists who go on to electrify audiences in theatres, galleries and concert halls throughout the world. The School is home to the departments of Art, Dance, Drama and Music. CTSA provides excellent facilities to support artistic development, including six theatres, a concert hall, three art galleries, the Beall Center for Art + Technology, electronic music studios, cutting edge costume, lighting, and scenic design studios, a stage production shop, digital arts labs, and a video production studio.