Summer Academies in the Arts

 

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

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

High school 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 CTSA faculty. With rigorous college-level coursework, the option to receive university credit, and social and professional networking, this immersive summer experience is the perfect place for learning and development in a fun, challenging environment!  

Registration is now open! Visit each Academy page to register.

Visit our FAQ Page for more information or email us at artsoutreach@uci.edu.

Art


From digital to black and white! Develop a holistic approach to producing stunning photos both on the computer and in the darkroom. No previous experience required.

Dates: July 20, 2020 to July 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $1100.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 3, 2020

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

Dates: June 29, 2020 to July 10, 2020, July 20, 2020 to July 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $1100.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

Dance


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

Dates: June 22, 2020 to July 2, 2020, June 22, 2020 to July 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 13-21
Commuter Fee: $900.00, $1200.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020

Drama


Act, sing, dance! Advance your triple threat skills learning from one of the top college musical theatre programs in the nation.

Dates: June 29, 2020 to July 10, 2020, July 20, 2020 to July 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $900.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020

Music


Refine your instrumental performance!  Explore masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire while training with world-renowned faculty.

Dates: June 29, 2020 to July 10, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $900.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020

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

Dates: June 29, 2020 to July 10, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Age: 14-19
Commuter Fee: $900.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020