Your Future In Arts 2023

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YOUR FUTURE IN ARTS BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS IN 2023 ARTS TIPS FOR PURSUING A MUSIC CAREER TOP-PAYING ARTS CAREERS SUMMER PROGRAM AND ARTS COLLEGE LISTINGS USEFUL LINKS INSIDE: A TeenLife Media Publication | www.teenlife.com

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e are fortunate to live in a world where art exists in many mediums and can evoke any emotion. Your passion may lie in theatrical production, playing in an orchestra, or creating something beautiful and new with clay, paint, or on your computer. Each medium invites self-expression and gives the artist a chance to connect with their audience on a new level.

The greatest challenge an artist can face is growth. Growth requires success and failure. It requires us to seek out what is difficult over what is easy. This year’s Your Future In Arts presents opportunities for growth for every artist no matter where they are in their journey.

There are many paths you can take. Every step brings new questions and like so many others, you are looking for the sign that you are heading in the right direction. Let this be one of them.

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Welcome to “Your Future in Arts!” This digital guide is one in a series that strives to help students learn more about careers in specific career clusters, as well as the best ways to prepare themselves during high school for the competitive application process ahead! Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions to make this resource as helpful as possible.

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YOUR FUTURE IN ARTS BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS IN 2023 ARTS TIPS FOR PURSUING A MUSIC CAREER TOP-PAYING ARTS CAREERS SUMMER PROGRAM AND ARTS COLLEGE LISTINGS USEFUL LINKS INSIDE: A TeenLife Media Publication | www.teenlife.com
WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR FUTURE IN ARTS Your Future In Arts: What Can You Earn? ............................................................................ 5 What to Consider When Pursuing a Career in Music 7 Useful Links 9 LIPA Student Testimonial 10 Seton Hill University Student Testimonial 12 Arts Summer Programs ............................................................................................................... 14 Arts Colleges 18 5 Careers that Bridge Technology and the Arts 21 Your Future in Arts: Scholarships for High School Students 24 University of Arizona Student Testimonial 26 2023 TeenLife Guide to Your Future In Arts 2

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YOUR FUTURE IN ARTS: WHAT CAN YOU EARN?

very year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes data related to job trends across a number of different industries. This data includes information on occupation growth, the minimum level of education required for certain jobs and the annual median earnings for workers in a specific field. If you’re looking forward to a career in the arts, there’s good news. According to the latest Labor Statistics report, jobs in the entertainment industry are expected to grow 13% in the next ten years, adding more than 95,000 jobs. The arts and design industry is expected to grow as well, adding jobs at a rate of 2% over ten years. Many of these new positions will be in the animation and visual effects industry, as companies and other brands continue to meet the demand for visually appealing websites, apps

and other interfaces. The rapid expansion of virtual reality, augmented reality and the metaverse is sure to affect the arts and graphic design industry as well. Additionally, as more artistic organizations begin to open their doors following the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s expected that opportunities in the performing arts will continue to grow, at least for the next couple of years. Expect to see rapid growth in jobs among actors, musicians, dancers and other performers during this time. As of May 2021, the median annual salary for workers in the arts and design industry was $48,220. The median annual wage for entertainment and sports occupations was $49,470. Both of these figures are slightly higher than the overall median wage across all industries, which comes in at $46,001. Take a look at some of the jobs on the next page, and see what you could earn in the arts!

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Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

ART DIRECTORS

YOUR FUTURE IN ARTS: WHAT CAN YOU EARN?

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions

CRAFT AND FINE ARTISANS

Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition

Fashion designers create clothing, accessories, and footwear

Floral designers arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS

Industrial designers combine art, business, and engineering to develop the concepts for manufactured products

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role

MUSIC DIRECTORS AND COMPOSERS

Music directors lead musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles

PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions

SET DESIGNERS

Design special exhibits and sets for film, video, television, and theater productions. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles

SPECIAL EFFECTS ARTISTS AND ANIMATORS

Special effects artists and animators create images that appear to move and visual effects for various forms of media and entertainment

Bachelor’s Degree $100,890
No Formal Education Required $49,960
FASHION DESIGNERS
Bachelor’s Degree $77,450
FLORAL DESIGNERS
High School Diploma or Equivalent $29,880
Bachelor’s Degree $50,710
Bachelor’s Degree $77,030
MAKEUP ARTISTS
Postsecondary Non-Degree Award $134,750
Bachelor’s Degree $49,130
Bachelor’s Degree $79,000
Bachelor’s Degree $54,860
Bachelor’s Degree $78,790 OCCUPATION JOB SUMMARY ENTRY LEVEL EDUCATION 2021 MEDIAN PAY
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What to Consider When PURSUING A CAREER IN MUSIC

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A CAREER IN MUSIC?

If you are considering a career in the music industry, be aware this will require perseverance, patience, and tenacity. You should be willing to accept critique and the possibility of some failure. It requires the commitment to a long-term goal and the willingness to hone your skills and clarify your purpose as you receive instruction along the way.

Before you embark on this journey, consider these recommendations:

BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

Be clear about what you want to do and zero in on your competitive advantage. What makes you different from

everyone else? What are your distinctive skills? How does your experience set you apart from other artists? Are you interested in performance, writing, or teaching? Where do your interests fit in the various music career paths?

Choosing a direction will help you clarify your passions and goals. Pursuing music for the flashy lifestyle or fame may seem attractive but without the passion or laser-focused direction you won’t succeed.

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE WHILE MASTERING YOUR CRAFT

Majoring in music will help you shape your music career and master your craft. A degree in music will build on your

current knowledge and expand your understanding of all areas of music: music theory, composition, history, and performance techniques. Studying music in college will not only improve your skills and talents, but it will also teach you about time management and give you opportunities to connect with others who are interested in the same career. The degree will demonstrate to other professionals you have the technical skills required to succeed in the music industry.

In addition, you should consider applying for an internship or a job related to your music interests while studying. These will help you develop your skills and gain insight into the work and career possibilities available. While working, never stop creating or improving on your skills and make time to work on your own music or creative projects.

STAY IN THE LOOP AND KEEP EVOLVING WITH THE TIMES

The music industry is constantly changing and evolving with the times. For instance, artists no longer need a music deal with a major label to be seen and heard. Platforms like SoundCloud, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook’s Sound Collection can be used to promote your music and gain an audience.

There have been changes over the years, mostly due to technology, in the way songs are written, how music is created, and how musicians communicate with their fans. It’s important

to stay current and adapt to changes in the industry.

MEET OTHERS IN THE INDUSTRY AND BUILD THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS

Networking and alliances with other musicians are important. Take advantage of every opportunity to have face-toface interactions with your peers and even established professionals. Attend music festivals, music trade shows, music career fairs and local concerts and make connections. Use social media to connect with other artists and build new connections digitally.

The music industry thrives on relationships, and you never know when someone you meet might lead to a future project or opportunity. Join forces with other people in your area of interest and share creative ideas with one another.

PREPARE FOR SETBACKS AND BE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL

A career in music will most likely include setbacks and disappointments. Things may not be the way you anticipated or expected in the beginning. You must be willing to stick to your goals and do whatever it takes to keep pursuing those goals, even if you need to pivot to other areas of interest or opportunities. This means you may need to take on a nonmusic job to provide for yourself at times.

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Looking for even more opportunities in the arts?

CHECK OUT THESE OTHER GREAT RESOURCES TODAY!

VISUAL ART AND DESIGN

National Portfolio Day Association

https://nationalportfolioday.org

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design

https://www.aicad.org

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

https://nasad.arts-accredit.org

The Art Career Project

https://theartcareerproject.com

Artist’s Network

https://www.artistsnetwork.com

Doodle for Google

https://doodles.google.com/d4g/

MUSIC

National Association of Schools of Music

https://nasm.arts-accredit.org

Careers in Music

https://www.careersinmusic.com

THEATRE

National Association of School of Theatre

https://nast.arts-accredit.org

On Stage Blog

https://www.onstageblog.com

Get Into Theatre

https://getintotheatre.org

DANCE

National Association of Schools of Dance

https://nasd.arts-accredit.org

Dance Informa

https://www.danceinforma.com

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Sparketh Online Art Courses

https://sparketh.com

Kennedy Center Arts Education

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/

New York Foundation for the Arts

https://www.nyfa.org

National Gallery for the Arts

https://www.nga.gov/learn/learningresources.html

National Endowment for the Arts

https://www.arts.gov

EDUCATIONAL ADVISORS

Seize The Year

https://www.teenlife.com/l/service/seize-the-year/

ArtsBridge

https://www.teenlife.com/l/service/artsbridge/

Portfolio College Counseling

https://www.teenlife.com/l/service/portfoliocollege-counseling/

Creative Kid College Coach

https://www.teenlife.com/l/service/creative-kidcollege-coach/

College Options in the Performing Arts (COPA)

https://www.teenlife.com/l/service/copa/

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STUDENT TESTIMONIAL:

Haiven Sellers

THE LIVERPOOL INSTITUTE FOR PERFORMING ARTS (LIPA)

Why Did You Choose to Attend LIPA and Choose this Major?

I chose to study BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting and Performance) at LIPA because the program was unlike anything I had seen in the United States and it seemed like a great place for someone to focus on and curate their art in a collaborative setting. Plus, I’ve always wanted to study abroad in England!

What Did You Hope to Get Out of This Program, and Did You Achieve It?

I wanted to do a lot of music collaboration and get more experience and knowledge in singing and the music industry. I have learned a lot about music and the industry so far and have been able to collaborate with other songwriters, producers, and live bands! LIPA is a great place for working with other musicians and artists.

Did You Have To Prepare for This Major in Any Way? If Not, Do You Wish You Had?

I was able to study music at Interlochen Arts Academy for the last two years of high school, and that definitely prepared me to be immersed in an artistic environment that requires a lot of focus and dedication to your craft. Also, as an international student, I did a lot of research into the city and school, to make sure I was all set when I got to Liverpool. The International Team supported me in answering questions and with visa guidance, which helped a lot.

What Is a Typical Day at LIPA

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A typical day at LIPA for me consists of a couple seminars about music or songwriting and the business side of things and a band rehearsal or two. I have a one-to-one voice lesson every week, and then usually time to practice or catch up on assignments. LIPA is a place that values and encourages you to focus on your individual career goals, so you can build your schedule outside of class time to fit your needs!

What Has Been the Most Memorable Moment of Your Time at LIPA?

I would say doing my first live performance at LIPA with a full band. It’s so wonderful getting to meet and work with people from all over the world, and my first performance was so much fun because I was sharing the stage with my friends and getting to share the music we created together.

What Advice Do You Have for Teens Looking for the Right College?

Go with your gut. I was indecisive about which college to choose for most of my senior year. I knew LIPA was the right choice for me because when I found out I had been accepted, I couldn’t stop smiling and thinking about the prospect of studying there. You will know when a school is going to be the right fit for you! And most of all, trust that you will make a good decision. You’ve made it this far, be proud of yourself for that.

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STUDENT TESTIMONIAL:

Skyler Hostetler SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

Why Did You Choose to Attend Seton Hill University and Pick This Major?

Growing up, I’ve always told myself that I wanted to be in a profession that made me genuinely happy. As the years went by I realized that my one true passion was dance. I ended up visiting a couple colleges that offered dance as a major, but none of them felt right for me until I visited Seton Hill.

TaMara Swank and the dance faculty are incredible. They made me feel at home. The Visual & Performing Arts program here is unlike any other. Each individual is seen for his/her strengths and weaknesses and is given a personalized path which leads to one’s end goals. The facilities at the arts building are modern and stunning, just being in the building inspires me. The dance program also offers a wide variety of faculty, styles, and tracks that allow us to focus on reaching our fullest potential. I knew Seton Hill was the right choice for me when I attended the Dancer For A Day event. Everyone was so genuine and I felt appreciated for my strengths that will guide me in my future plans as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer.

What Did You Hope to Get Out of the Program at Seton Hill University, and Did You Achieve It?

Entering the program, I really wanted to find what path to take as a dancer. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to perform, teach, or choreograph. Over the past two years, I have had many opportunities that have helped to guide me along the way. I’ve had a lot of performance opportunities both on and off campus and I started teaching and choreographing for local studios as well as the Seton Hill University Dance Academy (SHUDA). I serve as the choreographer for the Seton Hill University Dance Team and assistant/demonstrator for the Thrive Dance Convention faculty.

All of these opportunities have helped me realize that I can do it all. I don’t need to limit myself to one area of dance because I have a passion for each of these areas. When I graduate, I’m

hoping to audition and perform as well as teach and choreograph at dance conventions. In the distant future, I may consider opening a dance complex of my own.

Did You Have to Prepare for This Major In Any Way? If You Didn’t, Do You Wish You Did?

Being a dance major, I think that all of our training prior to college helps prepare us for what’s to come. I needed to mentally prepare myself for this new level of professionalism. I’ve always been a perfectionist, which can lead to being very hard on myself. Before my classes started I really focused on what made me unique. It’s important to be confident in yourself, especially in the performing arts. When you find that self love, it’s easier to take care of yourself and learn from the people around you without putting yourself down.

What Was a Typical Day Like at Seton Hill University?

It’s always an early morning as a dance major, but I don’t mind starting out my day with some early morning movement. My days are filled with many dance classes and an occasional class up on the hill. After classes I either teach or have rehearsal/ practice. In between my classes and rehearsals, I love to hang out in the Arts Building.

What Advice Do You Have for Teens Looking for the Right College?

As cheesy as it sounds, you truly will know, deep down inside, when a college is the right choice for you. Always look for a college that welcomes you as an individual. You should find a college that appreciates your unique qualities and where those around you can help lift you up.

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ARTS SUMMER PROGRAMS

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY: SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE ART EXPERIENCE (PCAE)

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No Cost

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person & Online

1.5 Months

The Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) at Academy of Art University is a tuition-FREE art and design education program for high school students. It’s a great opportunity to jump-start your education while earning money toward your college degree! You can take the precollege program on our campus in San Francisco or online year-round. Explore your future, gain confidence in your creative abilities, and have the time of your life as an art and design student at Academy of Art University. Learn more »

ARTSBRIDGE SUMMER | View Website

$1,500 - $3,950

10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person & Online

5 Days or 2 Weeks

Since 2010, ArtsBridge Summer has given actors, singers, songwriters, classical vocalists, and fashion designers intensive, immersive training in their art form along with specialized guidance on what it takes to succeed in the college admissions process in their major. High school and college transfer students who are seriously considering a college major or minor in the arts work with top college faculty from across the country. Learn more »

BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK: YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP | View Website

$3,500

9th, 10th, 11th

In-Person

3 Weeks

Discover who you are as a writer and thinker in the community of other writers and thinkers. Write, read, and explore a variety genres (fiction, poetry, plays, and creative non-fiction) in a playful, supportive environment. Develop a greater sense of your writing voice, hone your craft, make friends, and participate in the rich culture of the Berkshires (theater, art, nature and more). Expect to write more than you ever have before, challenge yourself, and grow as a person. Learn more »

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE | View Website

$5,800

10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

4 Weeks

The Boston University School of Visual Arts’ Summer Institute offers high school students (ages 15–18) an intensive visual arts program designed to help them build exceptional portfolios and get a taste of the collegiate art school experience. Whether preparing portfolios for college admission or simply working to improve technical abilities, students are introduced to materials and methods used in professional artistic practice. Learn more »

CAMP INTEGEM: HOLOGRAPHIC AR ART, 3D, ANIMATION & DESIGN | View Website

$599 - $2,999

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College

In-Person & Online

1 Week - 1 Year

The #1 AR Program! Excellent precollege classes, AP classes, Tech Leadership programs for cutting-edge portfolio for successful college applications. Great for K-12 students who love Art/Animation/Game Design/STEM/AI/Coding/Robotics/3D Design/ to turn imagination into Holographic AR designs. Teleport into your creation to experience the magic. No prior experience is needed. Through hands-on projects, students will learn holographic AR art, 3D, animation, game design, coding, AI, robotics, STEM, UI/UX, design, and more. Since 2018, we’ve taught students from more than 20 countries. Learn more »

CHAMPLAIN PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS | View Website

$ 4,500

10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

12 Days

Interested in Animation, Game Art, or Sound Design? Come create and explore alongside other motivated students who have a passion for expanding their creative horizons. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the Best College Towns in the US, Champlain’s industry-expert faculty work with students to explore all aspects of creating for today’s digital world. Our hands-on learning model, in state-of-the-art studios, provides students with the opportunity to develop tangible skills and portfolio work in these exciting areas. Space is limited. Learn more »

DEAN COLLEGE: PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER PROGRAMS | View Website

$950 - $1,250

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

1 Week

Dean Summer Arts Institute’s annual Dance and Musical Theatre Intensives, July 30-August 6, 2023. DANCE INTENSIVE offers high school students ages 14-18 who are interested in majoring in dance a one-week summer dance intensive. Dancers have the opportunity to train with esteemed faculty in our professional studios. MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE offers high school students ages 14-18 the chance to work on their acting, singing and dancing skills with renowned faculty during our one-week musical theatre intensive. Learn more »

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DREXEL UNIVERSITY: WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS | View Website

$1,800 - $2,800

10th, 11th

In-Person

1 - 2 Weeks

OXFORD ROYALE

View Website

$5,000+

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

2 Weeks

Get a head start on your college studies at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Join us this summer for one of our intensive summer programs in Architecture, Dance, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Music Industry, or Photography. Our summer programs are taught by award winning faculty, and include excursions to Philadelphia’s premiere cultural institutions, meaningful conversations about careers in the arts, meals on campus, and more. Learn more »

ACADEMY: ELITE SUMMER SCHOOLS AT TOP UNIVERSITIES

Oxford Royale is a leading global provider of summer schools in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. We offer a range of courses, delivered by expert teachers, that help young people to identify their passions, make informed decisions, and realise their ambitions. Courses include Philosophy, Literature and Modern History, Film, Creative Writing, and many more. This taste of undergraduate life steers students towards academic and career achievement. Since 2004 we’ve welcomed 170 nationalities, creating an internationally connected community. Learn more »

PACE UNIVERSITY PRECOLLEGE IMMERSION PROGRAM | View Website

$3,400

10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

2 Weeks

Pace University’s Precollege Immersion Program is a 2-week residency for rising high school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old. You’ll have a chance to select from two exciting courses - Digital Film Production and Theaters Arts - while living at our NYC campus, learning from our Pace faculty, and gaining lifelong friends. Join us this summer from July 9July 22, 2023 to have an unforgettable experience this summer. Learn more »

PACIFIC SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL INSTITUTE - ARTS & HUMANITIES | View Website

$3,300

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

2 Weeks

During two two-week sessions this summer, high school students are invited to live on Pacific’s Stockton Campus and study with professors from across the university. Students interested in the arts can choose from a broad range of courses, from painting and printmaking to orchestra to music industry. Honing their skills under the guidance of professors from the Conservatory of Music and the College of the Pacific during the day, participants experience the full Pacific experience throughout their time on campus. Learn more »

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PARSONS PARIS ONLINE COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS | View Website

$1,195+

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College

Online

2 or 4 Weeks

Parsons Paris offers an online program designed for those seeking a future in fashion. Explore subjects like fashion business, design, sustainability, and building a brand. All online courses are designed by fashion experts and feature engaging videos that enhance your learning. Study anytime, anywhere, at your own pace and receive a Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris. Learn more »

SCAD PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS | View

$1,800 - $6,165

9th, 10th, 11th

In-Person

1 or 5 Weeks

Website

Explore new avenues of artistic development and spark your imagination at The University for Creative Careers. SCAD offers pre-college programs during the summer for high school students of all ages to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world — and offer ideal opportunities for artists at all levels to create, learn, and grow. Learn more »

SOTHEBY’S SUMMER INSTITUTE PRECOLLEGE PROGRAM | View Website

$3,000+

10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

2 Weeks

Sotheby’s Summer Institute invites high schoolers who are curious and passionate about the arts to immerse themselves in one of the most vibrant art capitals in the world: New York City. From learning the intricacies of running galleries and museums to exploring painting and drawing techniques throughout history, these two-week courses are designed to engage, inspire, and fuel creativity. Learn more »

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SUMMER COLLEGE: ART & DESIGN COURSES | View Website

$1,543 - $1,995

10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

2, 3, or 4 Weeks

For more than 60 years, Syracuse University has been providing exceptional and transformative pre-college experiences to high school students from around the world. Summer College has more than 20 different 2, 3, or 4-week art and design courses to choose from in 2023! Summer College students have the opportunity to explore potential majors and interests on campus and the world beyond. Students participate in high-level instruction, have access to campus offerings, and are welcomed into an engaging and supportive community. Learn more »

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$2,000

10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person & Online

1 - 3 weeks

SMFA at Tufts Pre-College Programs offer aspiring artists the opportunity to learn from renowned faculty and take art school for a test drive at a leading higher education institution. Learn more »

$1,279 - $1,769

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College

In-Person

2 or 3 Weeks

The Summer Academies in the Arts are college and career preparatory intensives in Art, Dance, Drama, and Music focused on practical and technical skill development for experienced high school and college arts students on campus at UC Irvine. Experience life as an undergraduate arts major! Classes include Drawing/Painting, Conservatory Dance, Music Theatre, and Chamber Music. Full and partial scholarships are available for students who demonstrate artistic excellence and financial need. Applications open in March! Learn more »

WESTCOAST CONNECTION | View Website

$5,899 or $8,199

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In-Person

2 or 3 weeks

Westcoast Connection and Otis College have collaborated to provide high school students with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the world of fashion. Interactive sessions will cover merchandising, retailing, branding, sustainability, and trend forecasting. Exploring the L.A. fashion district, making your own garment and directing a fashion photoshoot will bring your runway dreams to life! Get inspired as you learn the ins and outs of the business of fashion from industry professionals, network and learn about career opportunities in fashion. Learn more »

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TUFTS UNIVERSITY: SMFA STUDIO ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN BOOTCAMP | View Website UC IRVINE: SUMMER ACADEMIES IN THE ARTS | View Website

CORCORAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND DESIGN AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY View Website

$62,110

Private Washington, DC

Architecture, Art and Design, Art History

Focused on the idea of direct and intensely creative education, the Corcoran offers 22 bachelors and masters degrees in the visual and performing arts, as well as in art history, interior architecture and museum studies. Part of the George Washington University, the Corcoran functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars, who learn from internationally renowned faculty at the intersection of creativity and social innovation, with a vibrant home in Washington, D.C. Learn more »

DREXEL UNIVERSITY, WESTPHAL MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN | View Website

$57,136

Private Philadelphia, PA

Architecture, Art and Design, Art History

Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to educating students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The college offers 18 undergraduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities; taught by faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The college values a studio approach that incorporates a minimum of six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Students produce sophisticated work through creative, multi-disciplinary practices. Learn more »

LIVERPOOL

INSTITUTE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

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$24,000

Public Liverpool, UK

Film, Music, Visual Arts

Co-founded in 1996 by Sir Paul McCartney and based in his former school buildings, we are one of the world leaders for performers and those who make performance possible. Our training replicates the working practices of the arts and entertainment industries so that you enjoy sustained employment in your chosen field. Learn more »

PERFORMING ARTS @ DEAN COLLEGE

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$43,200

Private Franklin, MA

Dance, Theatre and Arts, Entertainment Management

At Dean, you’ll enjoy exceptional teaching, extensive student support and countless opportunities to grow into who you want to become. Whether in Dance, Theatre, Arts & Entertainment Management, or a customized hybrid, at Dean you belong to an extensive ensemble. The experienced faculty and staff of our unique programs in the School of Dance and the School of the Arts are here to help you prepare to contribute your talents and to thrive within the performing arts and beyond. Learn more »

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SETON HILL UNIVERSITY: SCHOOL OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS | View Website

$19,837

Private Greensburg, PA

Art and Design, Dance, Music

Creative, innovative, imaginative - this is what it means to be a Seton Hill University Visual & Performing Arts student! Seton Hill has a passion for the arts. It is reflected in the work of students and faculty who thrive as a community of artists, musicians, performers, therapists and educators. Seton Hill offers a variety of majors in art, design, theatre, dance and music. Come see for yourself during a campus visit. Plus, scholarships are available! Learn more »

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£22,087

Public

London, UK

Music Theater, Theater, Visual Arts

Located in the heart of London, UK, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has a long reputation of developing talented creatives who enjoy success across the globe. From Oscar-winning actors to Tony Award-winning sound designers, every area of performance and production is covered by our courses. Learn more »

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Public Tucson, AZ

Art & Design, Dance, Film

The College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona has a world-class reputation. The UArizona College of Fine Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the School of Art, School of Dance, School of Music, and the School of Theatre, Film & Television. The mission of the College is to prepare students to create, teach, participate in, understand, sustain excellence in, and value the arts, and to be a source of art creation, knowledge, and inspiration. Learn more »

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$50,950

Private

Philadelphia, PA

Art and Design, Dance, Music

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 145 years. University of the Arts offers programs in design, fine arts, media arts, music, dance, theater and writing across 23 undergraduate arts majors. *Approximately 98% of UArts students receive financial aid.* Learn more »

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5 Careers that Bridge TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS

echnology and the arts are often considered to be on opposite ends of the spectrum from each other. Because of this, many people think they have to choose one or the other when they pick their career path. If you are a technology wiz and love the creativity of working with the arts, check out these five careers that bridge technology and the arts, creating the best of both worlds!

AUDIO ENGINEER

If you love music but don’t necessarily have the vocal skills to win The Voice , there are other ways you can take your passion for music and turn it into a career, like becoming an audio engineer. Audio engineers use technology to record, produce, or mix an audio in order to make it the most aesthetically pleasing version of itself. Some specific career paths in audio

engineering include:

• Working directly with singers in a recording studio

• Creating and manipulating audio for video games

• Managing the sound systems at live events, like concerts or plays

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Interior design is a great field for those who have an eye for taking a space and making it unique, and a knack for working with computers. The benefit of being an interior designer in today’s technology-focused world is you don’t even have to see a room in person to be able to redesign it.

Interior designers are able to combine art and technology by using online sketching apps, virtual staging tools, and 3D modeling tools in order to take a space and make it look completely new.

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In interior design, you can pick a niche to specialize in, like working exclusively with kitchens by helping clients choose the best layout, cabinets, and appliances for the size and aesthetics of their space. Or you could become an entrepreneur by creating your own interior design business and helping people in your community create their dream living or work space.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

If you have dreamed of working in Hollywood but don’t want to be the face on the screen, look no further than a career as a production designer. As a production designer, you are the one in charge of making the set of a movie, tv show, or play look authentic. The production designer is in charge of more than just the props behind the actors; they also help with costume design, lighting, camera angles, and much more that is often overlooked by viewers. Production designers often utilize similar technological tools as interior designers to help stage their vision.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Graphic designers are the minds behind the ads you see on Instagram, the flyers you look at for upcoming festivals, and the brochures you read for summer programs. Graphic designers communicate ideas using decorative elements

that create an impact on their viewers. The rise of social media in the last decade has given graphic designers a whole new playing field, but they aren’t limited to working in social media. Graphic designers are utilized in almost every industry and some common jobs include:

• Label or logo designers

• Advertising/marketing designers

• Product packaging designers

URBAN PLANNER

Urban planners take the art of architecture and combine it with technology in order to make our cities more efficient for public use. One big way urban planners use technology is by using virtual reality. Virtual reality helps them visualize different urban designs to see what will be the best use of the city’s space. Urban planners are instrumental in our society because they have the ability to take into effect big issues like rapid population growth, lack of public transportation, and climate change in order to make our cities a better place.

These jobs are just the tip of the iceberg of careers that combine technology and the arts. If none of these careers are what you’re looking for, don’t get discouraged! There are plenty of careers out there; keep researching and you will be sure to find your dream job that bridges technology and the arts.

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2023 TeenLife Guide to Your Future In Arts 23 Email precollege@syr.edu Call 315.443.5000 Follow @SUPreCollege PRE-COLLEGE STARTS HERE. ON CAMPUS • ONLINE • HYBRID • Ceramics • Contemporary Sculpture • Environmental & Interior Design • Fashion & Accessory Design • Filmmaking • Graphic Design • Hot Glass Workshop • Making Comics • Musical Theater • Painting Studio • Photography • Screen Printing • Sound Engineering • And more! ADVANCE YOUR CREATIVITY WITH 100+ COLLEGE COURSES • 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6-week programs • Credit and noncredit courses • Build a resume and portfolio • Stand out to college admissions • Explore your interests before college • Make friends from around the world EXPERIENCE COLLEGE WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL Learn More! APPLY NOW at precollege.syr.edu Discounts and scholarships available Seats fill up quickly - apply soon!

YOUR FUTURE IN ARTS: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

ducation from an arts college or university can be indispensable to a student’s career. The ability to work on projects with like minded peers and the opportunity to connect with established figures in the art world are just a few of the benefits that can come with attending an arts college like the ones listed in this guide.

However, like in all disciplines, the cost of higher education in the arts is only growing more expensive. That’s why we’ve put together this list of arts scholarships for teens.

Some of the scholarships listed here have deadlines quickly approaching or require specific prerequisites for application, so be sure to read the terms of the scholarship fully before applying. We also encourage you to seek out opportunities closer to home, as many local communities have arts scholarships available for students from their area. Additionally, if you’ve already applied to a college or university, be sure to inquire about whether or not they have any art-specific scholarships available.

Take a look and start applying today!

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VISUAL ARTS

Creative Innovation in Education Scholarship

https://www.latutors123.com/scholarships/innovationin-education/

WomenArts Visual Arts Scholarships

https://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/ visual-scholarships/

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/youngamerican-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship

https://www.greaterthangatsby.com/academicphotography-scholarship/

Ocean Awareness Art Contest

https://bowseat.org/programs/ocean-awarenesscontest/contest-overview/

Congressional Black Caucus Visual Arts Scholarship

https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/905

PERFORMING ARTS

Congressional Black Caucus Performing Arts Scholarship

https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/1070

Educational Theatre Association Scholarships and Grants

https://schooltheatre.org/scholarships/

NSHSS Performing Arts: Theater Scholarship

https://www.nshss.org/scholarships/s/nshssperforming-arts-theater-scholarship/

SAG-AFTRA Scholarship Programs

https://sagaftra.foundation/assistance/scholarshipprograms/

The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program

https://www.codyrenard.com/scholarship

DANCE

YoungArts Dance Scholarship

https://youngarts.org/discipline/dance/

Joan Meyers Brown Equity Scholarship Fund

https://franciscogelladance.com/scholarships/

New York City Dance Alliance Scholarship Program

https://www.nycdance.com/foundation/scholarshipopportunities

MUSIC

Against The Grain Scholarships

https://againstthegrainproductions.com/our-causes/ scholarship/

Glenn Miller BIrthplace Society Music Scholarship Competition

https://www.glennmiller.org/scholarship/scholarshipinformation

BMI’s John Lennon Scholarships

https://bmifoundation.org/programs/info/john_ lennon_scholarships

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STUDENT TESTIMONIAL:

K. Lynn

Robinson UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Why Did You Choose To Attend The University of Arizona?

My journey to my Ph.D. has been long and windy but in the best way possible. I started at the University of North Carolina with a degree in Military History, and then 6 years later I received my Master’s in Heritage Preservation. After that, I came to the University of Arizona for my Ph.D. in Art & Visual Culture Education. All are very different but I believe in many ways each degree talks to the next, and art education was the way to make those degrees more public-facing and have an impact beyond the academic world which has been extremely important to me.

I really wanted an education in the art ed field that was different than what the majority of schools could provide. The University of Arizona approaches art education with a social justice lens and really engages students in critical thinking and solution-making that is culturally relevant for the diverse student groups we hope to teach.

What Did You Hope To Get Out of This Program, and Did You Achieve It?

It’s refreshing to move away from the traditional and toward something new that students in the art education program get to co-create. We are all a part of the future of art education and we can feel it through our lessons and our community engagement. I feel like my own personal research is thriving because of this style of teaching and it inspires the ways I might teach my own students.

Did You Have To Prepare for This Program in Any Way?

I don’t think there is any way to prepare for the unknown. I had a general idea of what art education was but I was immediately confronted with something different in my first classes. My advisor let me know that it wasn’t a bad idea to come into the program without an art education foundation because it allowed me a fresh mind to make new knowledge through the program.

What Was a Typical Day Like at the University of Arizona?

A typical day at the University is a bunch of running around. I wake up pretty early for the gym to get my mind going and then it’s a mad dash to meetings, teaching my undergrad courses, my own classes, and adding to my research. A lot busier than undergrad but with the same goals in mind— a career!

What was the Most Memorable Moment of Your Time at the University of Arizona?

This may sound corny, but walking across campus the first time was memorable. It was in the middle of the height of the pandemic and most people were still away from campus, but being able to experience how grand and absolutely gorgeous the University of Arizona campus blew me away. I won’t say it beats attending the Carolina-Duke game for three years in a row at the Dean Dome, but it really is high up on the list.

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