Summer Institute : Theater

SUmmer Institute Theater Program

Congrats to our amazing Summer Institute 2016 students!
Information on the Summer 2017 Theater program will be available in January.  


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 an artistic practice. 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 or Acting track. All theater students spend mornings sharpening their skills in core areas including Movement, Voice and Speech, and Dance. Musical Theater and Acting tracks break off in the afternoon, applying the core techniques to their curriculum. All students create original theater pieces in the class Work Generator. This program’s rigorous methods are the ideal training for college auditions and conservatory training.  


The Perks  

  • Master classes with visiting theater artists
  • Deeply crafted musical theater and acting curriculum
  • Trips to performances and theater companies
  • For rising seniors, the opportunity to audition before University faculty and admission counselors for consideration for the Fall 2016 undergraduate theater program  

The Proof  

  • A performance for friends, family and peers in a sharing at the University’s Arts Bank Theater
  • Preparation for showcasing your talent to colleges and the theater community
  • Written evaluations from each of your instructors

Tuition, Dates + Policies

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

View Brochure

View our 2016 Summer Institute brochure and registration form.


Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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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How to Apply

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