Summer Institute : Theater

Jul 6 - Aug 2, 2014  |
4 weeks

Always wanted to unleash your inner star? We'll help you do it.

The UArts Pre-College Summer Institute Theater Program:You will learn to explore, innovate, collaborate, problem-solve and push the boundaries of your creative expression in this four-week intensive program modeled after the world-class undergraduate theater programs at UArts.  This experience will transition you from the high school stage to the college stage by offering an in-depth look at the training of University theater students and their preparations for the professional world in the performing arts.

Located in Vibrant Downtown Philadelphia
UArts is footsteps away from world-famous museums, entertainment venues, summer concerts and activities, and opportunities to learn, grow and be inspired.

As a student here, you'll be respected as an independent thinker and treated as an adult in a supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to hang out with other talented students from around the world. And you'll elevate your talents by learning new forms and techniques, helping you to stand out from other artists and performers.

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK at our program, call us and even visit. We think you'll find that the UArts Summer Institute is an experience that no other performing arts college in the country can match.

NOTE: All information currently reflects the 2014 program. Please check back soon for information on the 2015 program.

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Core Curriculum

Designed for students who want to strive for personal growth and transform from a high school actor into a mature performer.

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Acting Curriculum

Students will choose one area of concentration: Acting or Musical Theater.

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Musical Theater Curriculum

Students will choose one area of concentration: Acting or Musical Theater.

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Tuition + Admissions

Find out what is required to apply to the Summer Institute Theater program.

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Students will study with undergraduate faculty from the University of the Arts that are also working actors, directors, and playwrights.

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Apply Now

Download our application and send in your materials to the Pre-College Summer Institute.

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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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Housing + Meals

Students stay in apartment-style residence halls, with meals served at various on-campus dining facilities.

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Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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Summer Institute Open House

Join us on Saturday, April 5 from 1 to 4 pm to learn about our Pre-College Summer Institute.

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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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View our 2014 Summer Institute brochure and application form.

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Learn more about tuition discounts, how to make a payment and our Student Code of Conduct.

For Accepted Students

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

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