Summer Institute : Theater

SUmmer Institute Theater Program

Complete Information for Summer 2016 will be available in late November.

July 11 - August 6, 2016
|     4 weeks 
|     3 college credits

The Premise
Spend one month immersed in training that sharpens your performance skills, deepens your artistry, and expands your understanding of theater as a practice and art. You’ll work closely with exceptional faculty, all theater professionals, who push and inspire you toward your strongest performance yet. Discover and develop you own artistic voice using newly-learned tools that inspire rigor, confidence, and artistic freedom.

Modeled after the renowned UArts undergraduate program, students choose between a musical theater and acting focus. All theater students spend mornings sharpening their skills in core areas including movement, voice and speech, and dance. The tracks go their separate ways in the afternoon, applying those core techniques to either acting or musical theater tracks. All students create new work in UArts’ Summer Institute’s unique Work Generator, where small ensembles create original theater pieces.

This renowned program’s rigorous methods are the ideal training for college auditions and conservatory training.

The Perks 

  • The chance to meet and work with professionals theater artists in Philadelphia and beyond
  • Master classes with professional theater artists 
  • Deeply crafted musical theater and acting curriculum
  • Field trips to performances and theater companies in both Philadelphia and New York City
  • For rising seniors, the opportunity to audition before University faculty and Admission counselors for consideration for the Fall 2016 undergraduate theater program

The Proof

  • Perform for friends, family and peers in a sharing at the University’s Arts Bank Theater
  • Audition Prep will prepare you to showcase your talent to colleges and the theater community
  • Written Evaluations from each of your instructors
  • 3 college credits


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