Summer Institute : Theater : Tuition + Admissions

The UArts Pre-College Summer Institute attracts students from around the world. The admissions process is competitive and intended to determine if the program is a good fit for the applicant. Rising juniors and seniors in high school are welcome to apply to the Theater Program.

Theater Program Application Requirements Other Expenses
Tuition + Fees Refund Policy

Application Requirements*
Theater Program

  1. Completed application form
  2. $50 nonrefundable application fee
  3. One-page typed essay expressing why you have chosen to study at the University of the Arts this summer
  4. Recorded Audition: Student must be recognizable, no mask, heavy makeup or costume (no longer than 4 min.)
    • Acting
      - Introduction - who you are, why you want to attend (1 min.)
      - Piece # 1 - Comedic - introduce piece (1 min.)
      - Piece # 2 - Dramatic - introduce piece (1 min.)
    • Musical Theater
      - Introduction - who you are, why you want to attend (1 min.)
      - Piece # 1 - Comedic or Dramatic - introduce piece (1 min.)
      - Piece # 2 - 16 bars of music - introduce piece

All supplemental pieces must be submitted digitally as a URL to a website, email attachment, or on a flashdrive or DVD. A Pre-College staff member will be happy to advise you on application materials if you feel it is necessary.

Visit the Apply Now page for information on how to submit application materials.

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2014 Tuition + Fees*
Theater Program - Residential Students
Application Fee $50
Tuition $3,300
Housing + Meals $1,520
Total Residential Cost $4,870
Theater Program – Commuter Students
Application Fee $50
Tuition $3,300
Commuter Lunch-Only Meal Plan (required) $240
Total Commuter Cost $3,590
Additional Fees (if applicable)
International Student Fee $250
Late Payment Fee $60
Returned Check Fee $50

*Rates above are for the 2014 program. Information for the 2015 program coming soon.

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Other Expenses
Supplies + Attire
There are a number of clothing items and shoes that students are required to wear. Additionally, some classes have a required dress code. Students are required to bring all supplies with them or purchase them once they arrive on campus. A list of required items will be available on our website prior to the start of the program.

Optional trips to the beach at Wildwood, Six Flags Great Adventure and NYC are at an additional cost to the student. Sign-up sheets will be distributed once the student has reserved their spot in the program.

Spending + Miscellaneous Expenses
Students spend an average of $80-$100 per week on additional items including laundry, snacks, personal spending and non-required supplies.

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