The only Orange County program of its kind to be offered by a university, 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 in Arts, Dance, Drama, Music, and Technology on campus and to contribute to youth development. We offer college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students, as well as exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students in collaboration with the Arts & Learning Conservatory, to enhance students’ 21st century skills, support college and career goals, and build self-confidence and leadership.

Students get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major, in which they receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in some cases, CTSA faculty. With rigorous college-level coursework (and the option of receiving university credit), social and professional networking, and even having the option to live in residence on campus, it's the perfect opportunity for learning and development in a fun, challenging environment!  So what are you waiting for?  Enroll now!

 

2016 SUMMER ACADEMIES IN THE ARTS*

ACADEMY DATE TIME AGE OVERNIGHT FEE** COMMUTER FEE** REGISTRATION DEADLINE
ART
Digital Filmmaking June 27-July 15 9am-4pm 14-19 $3,800 $1,300 Friday, June 17, 2016
Drawing/Painting            
Beginner July 5-15 9am-4pm 14-19 $2,550 $1,000 Friday, June 24, 2016
Advanced August 1-12 9am-4pm 14-19 N/A $1,000 Friday, July 22, 2016
Middle School July 25-August 5 9am-12pm 10-13 N/A $700 Friday, July 15, 2016
The Art of Looking July 25-29 9am-4pm 10+ N/A $700 Friday, July 15, 2016
CANCELLED! Ceramics - Middle School July 25-August 5 1pm-4pm 10-13 N/A $700  
Digital and Darkroom Photography August 1-12 9am-4pm 14-19 N/A $1,000 Friday, July 22, 2016
DANCE     
Conservatory Dance June 27-July 15 9am-5pm 14-19 $3,600 $1,100 Friday, June 17, 2016
Shining Stars August 15-August 20 9am-4pm 5-12 TBD TBD TBD
DRAMA     
New Swan Apprenticeship for Theatre            
Beginner August 1-12 9am-4pm 14-19 N/A $800 Friday, July 22, 2016
Intermediate  August 1-12 9am-4pm 14-19 N/A $800 Friday, July 22, 2016
Advanced August 1-12 9am-4pm 14-19 N/A $800 Friday, July 22, 2016
USPA for Music Theatre July 10-15 Full Day Grades 9-12 $1,700 $1,250 Friday, June 24, 2016
MUSIC     
Digital Music Production July 5-15 9am-4pm 14-19 $2,350 $800 Friday, June 24, 2016
Trio Céleste Chamber Music Festival July 6-15 9am-4pm 12-19 $2,350 $800 Friday, June 24, 2016
ROBOTICS     
Expressive Robotics  July 11-22 10am-4pm 13-19 N/A $899 Friday, June 24, 2016
August 1-12 10am-4pm 13-19 N/A $899 Friday, July 22, 2016

*Schedule is subject to change.  **Scholarshiips & Discounts are available.

 REGISTER HERE!

 

For more information on the different Academies offered, view our Academy subpages or visit our FAQs page.  More questions? Email us at artsoutreach@uci.edu.