Summer Institute : Theater

SUmmer Institute Theater Program
July 10 - August 4, 2017
|     4 weeks 
|     3 college credits 


Immerse yourself in training that deepens your individual artistry, sharpens your performance skills and expands your definition of what theater can be. You’ll work closely with exceptional theater professionals who will challenge and inspire you toward your strongest performance yet. 

Modeled after the renowned UArts undergraduate program, students choose between a Musical Theater or Acting track. All students sharpen their skills in essential core areas of Acting, Voice, and Movement.

Students further their exploration in track-specific courses that address the individual needs of Acting and Musical Theater artists, and in electives that span a wide range of theatrical disciplines.

Students from both tracks come together as an ensemble to engage in an innovative rehearsal process where devised theater practices fuse with traditional scripted work to create a dynamic performance, performed for the public in the final week of the program.


- A rigorous and comprehensive curriculum
- Master classes with visiting theater artists
- Local trips to professional theater companies
- For rising seniors, the opportunity to audition for the Fall 2018 undergraduate Theater Program


- A culminating performance for friends, family, and peers
- Preparation for college and professional auditions
- Detailed evaluations from each of your instructors

Congrats to our amazing Summer Institute 2016 students! 


Tuition, Dates + Policies

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

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Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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

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