Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions below are examples of a few of those questions we receive regularly. If your question is not answered below, please do contact the Outreach Department at (949)824-8976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!
How do you establish the cost of the Academies?
The registration fees for each Academy course are established based on the number of "instruction contact hours," or hours spent receiving instruction. We think our prices are competitive with comparable programs, especially given the experience students have, the skills they learn and the instruction they are receiving.
My child is in middle school, can they participate in an Academy?
Yes, the Emerging Artists Academy is a great fit for students ages 12 to 14. Students will get to work in each of our four disciplines - Art, Dance, Drama and Music as they work together to develop a theatrical production. Click here for more information about the Emerging Artists Academy.
Do I have to audition to participate in an Academy?
No. We do ask that participants in the Chamber Music Training course submit a short audio or video clip to help instructors place students in ensembles. Click here for more information.
Do you offer residential housing for participants?
We may offer housing if we have enough students interested. Click here to let us know you would be interested in an overnight Academy experience.
Can a junior receive university credit?
As of this year, qualifying high school juniors AND seniors with a 3.0 GPA in their entire high school coursework may receive university credit for participating in the Summer Academy. Click here to learn more.
Are there scholarships available for the Summer Academies?
Yes, full scholarships are available to outstanding students who demonstrate artistic excellence and financial need. One scholarship is available in each of the four disciplines - Art, Dance, Drama and Music. To be considered to receive a Summer Academies in the Arts Scholarship, students must complete and submit an application. Applications are available by clicking here. Applications are due Monday, April 1, 2013.
Do you offer financial assistance for low-income families?
Yes, students may apply for financial assistance that would subsidize registration fees based on household income and size. To qualify for financial assistance, please submit a complete signed copy of the most recent 1040A or 1040EZ tax form for student's parents or legal guardians with the application form below no later than Monday, June 3, 2013. The "Adjusted Gross Income" shown on the tax form (box 37) and the number of people in the house hold (box 6d) will determine how much financial assistance will be awarded to the student. Check out our Financial Assistance section for a chart indicating the amount of financial assistance available depending on family size and gross income.
Can a current college student enroll in an Academy?
Yes, the Academies are a great way to improve skills, to get some extra university credit and to keep your arts brain engaged during the summer.
May I teach as part of the Summer Academy?
Most likely, no. We seek out our instructors, all of whom are usually current graduate students, recent alumni or faculty members of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. We do not accept unsolicited offers for teaching services.
I am an area teacher, may I observe the Academies?
Yes, contact the Outreach Department at (949)824-8976 or email@example.com to coordinate times to visit.
I am interested in learning about classes in subject areas other than the arts offered during the summer, where should I go for information?
Visit www.summer.uci.edu for information on Summer Session classes.
Will students be grouped according to skill level?
Yes, whenever possible, students will be grouped according to skill level.
Where will the Summer Academy classes be held?
All courses will take place on campus at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Click here to download a map of the school.
What is the schedule for the Academy?
Generally, classes run Monday through Friday with a couple of exceptions. The schedules for each class vary, refer to course specific information available by clicking the Academy you are participating in - Art, Dance, Drama, Music, or Emerging Artists.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.