Summer Institute (9-12)

Whatever your medium, whatever your ambition, at the University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute you will be part of the nation's most dynamic and intensive summer arts program for high school students.

Learn what it takes to advance your talent from nationally recognized faculty, artists, writers, and performers. At the University of the Arts, originality in all its forms overlaps and converges.  Musicians collaborate with media makers.  Photographers work with designers, writers with performers.

Summer Institute student Eve Gietka

Art, Media + Design

Spend your summer expanding your horizons and your portfolio. Study with established artists while experiencing Philadelphia's metropolitan art and culture.

Creative Writing

Haiku, short story, memoir, magnum opus - it all begins with the written word.

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Dance

Put your future in motion by training alongside dancers and professionals from across the globe.

Summer Institute Music student Kyla Sauber

Music

Compose and perform your own work, explore new musical concepts and techniques, and elevate your level of playing with our celebrated faculty.

Music biz students

Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology

This music business intensive is built around the culture of entrepreneurship and the crucial skills needed to create.

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Theater

Working side-by-side with master artists, faculty and peers from across the globe will bring your skills to a whole new level and prepare you for the next stage.

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One-week Intensives

Refine your skills in a favorite medium or experiment with something out of your comfort zone. Choose one, two, three or four weeks of study.

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ESL + the Arts

This dynamic curriculum gives you the opportunity to study English while pursuing your art or music passion in a creative and engaging atmosphere.

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Registration + Tuition

Download our registration form and find the tuition rates and deadlines for all programs.

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Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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Important Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

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Summer Institute Open House

Join us on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 4 pm to learn about our Pre-College Summer Institute.

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Brochure

View our 2015 Summer Institute brochure and application form.

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Request a Brochure

Want more information on our Pre-College Programs? We'll gladly send you a brochure.

For Accepted Students

Download forms, access the portal and find other information for accepted students.

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Scholarships

Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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Social Media

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