Summer Academies

The Summer Academies in the Arts are college and career preparatory intensives for students in Art, Dance, Drama, Music, and Technology.

The only Orange County university to offer a program of this kind, we at UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, aim to:

  • Provide a space for creative exploration
  • Enhance 21st century skills
  • Support college and career goals
  • Build self-confidence and leadership

Students ages 8-22 years old 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 CTSA faculty. With rigorous college-level coursework, the option to receive university credit, social and professional networking, and even having the opportunity to reside on campus, this immersive summer experience is the perfect place for learning and development in a fun, challenging environment!  

Browse our 2018 Academies Schedule below.

Scholarships & Financial Aid Available!

Art


Bring imagination to life!  Plan, illustrate, edit and score your very own animated films.

Dates: July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 10-13
Commuter Fee: $700.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018

Create objects of wonder!  Hand mold your unique creations using sculpture materials and techniques.

Dates: July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 10-13
Commuter Fee: $700.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Lights, camera, action!  Work on set of your own short film with hands-on training in directing, creative storytelling, and equipment usage.  

Dates: July 23, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $1300.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

From digital to black and white!  Develop a holistic approach to producing stunning photos both on the computer and in the darkroom.  

Dates: July 30, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $1000.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Take your skills to the next level!  Learn advanced studio technique and complete portfolio-ready artwork.  

Dates: July 30, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $1000.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Take your skills to the next level!  Learn advanced studio technique and complete portfolio-ready artwork.  

Dates: July 2, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $1000.00
Overnight Fee: $2650.00
Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Take your skills to the next level!  Learn advanced studio technique and complete portfolio-ready artwork.

Dates: July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 10-13
Commuter Fee: $700.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dance


Build your repertoire!  For advanced dancers looking to strengthen technical base with focus on ballet, modern and jazz, as well as various other in-studio and classroom-based topics in dance.

Dates: June 25, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 13-22
Commuter Fee: $1100.00
Overnight Fee: $3750.00
Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Drama


Experience the one-of-a-kind New Swan Shakespeare Festival!  Train in acting for theatre and audition preparation through coursework including voice, movement, improv and more.

Dates: July 30, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $800.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Music


Record, edit, mix!  Discover the process of making digital music through key production concepts like songwriting and musical arrangement.  No instrumental or programming experience required.

Dates: July 2, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $800.00
Overnight Fee: $2450.00
Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Join one of the most unique and rewarding musical experiences available in Southern California!  Explore masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire while working with world-renowned faculty.

Dates: July 5, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 12-19
Commuter Fee: $600.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Technology


Watch “IRL” artwork become a digital sensation! Create art projects with a variety of physical media then transform your work into a digital designs and a video game using Scratch block coding. No prior experience required.

Dates: June 25, 2018 to June 29, 2018, July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018, August 13, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 8-12
Commuter Fee: $499.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Unleash the power of S.T.E.A.M.! Using the combined principles of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, work with a team to build a robotic structure that moves expressively. No prior experience required.

Dates: July 9, 2018 to July 20, 2018, July 30, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 13-19
Commuter Fee: $899.00
Overnight Fee: N/A
Registration Deadline: Saturday, July 7, 2018