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PRECOLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2018 Art, Media + Design Creative Jazz Institute Creative Writing Dance Music Business Theater


Shape your artistic abilities into enduring skills Form lifelong friendships with classmates Work with professional artists Spend your summer in Philadelphia ―the coolest city in America

UARTS IS THE PLACE


The Pre-College Summer Institute at UArts is a dynamic and challenging program where you’ll gain substantial foundational skills and college-level training while working with the University’s expert visual, writing, and performing arts faculty. You will work hard, but it’ll be worth it: you choose a course of study that parallels UArts’ undergraduate curriculum and experience life as a college student. Classes immerse you in artistic and critical inquiry, while your classmates and instructors inspire you with new ideas, insights, and perspectives. Through it all, Philadelphia is your platform for exploration and learning, as you attend performances, readings, and visit cultural insitutions, galleries and museums. At UArts, independent thinkers from around the globe are your collaborators and community. At the end of the program, you’ll be thinking and making like an artist— with focus, initiative, and vision.

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Art, Media + Design (4 Weeks)

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Creative Jazz Institute (2 Weeks)

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Creative Writing (4 Weeks)

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Dance (3 Weeks)

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Music Business (3 Weeks)

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Theater (4 Weeks)

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One-Week Commuter Intensives (1 Week)

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The Details: Dates + Rates

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The Scene: Life On Campus

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July 9 – August 3 4 Weeks 3 College Credits

“The techniques and approaches I learned changed the way I create” ― SI 2017 Art, Media + Design student


ART, MEDIA + DESIGN In the four-week Art, Media + Design program, your interests drive your experience. You’ll gain new skills and learn to think critically about art through college-level art + design courses, critiques, and visits to Philly's museums and cultural institutions. You take four classes: one major, two electives, and a foundational course, Critical Studies. Class offerings are broad and reflect UArts' undergraduate offerings.

The Process Courses are taught by UArts faculty, comprised of artists and creative professionals. Each is designed to expand your perspective on contemporary art making and support your work, artistic development, and portfolio.

The Perks Experience art institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fabric Workshop + Museum, Barnes Foundation, and Philly’s galleries and artist-run spaces. In the evenings, you'll participate in open studios, interdisciplinary workshops, and artist talks.

The Proof At the end of the program, you'll exhibit your work in a public exhibition and have your work featured in the Summer Institute Look Book. View the SI 2017 LookBook at uarts.edu/siamd. Walk away from the program with a portfolio of new work, feedback from instructors, and 3 college credits. Rising seniors have the opportunity to have their portfolio evaluated for Fall 2019 undergraduate admission.

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The Program Critical Studies This foundation course explores contemporary art, design, and culture through lectures and reflective writing assignments. Field trips to Philadelphia museums including the Institute of Contemporary Art, and local artist-run galleries and spaces such as Vox Populi and Crane Arts, allow you to explore artwork in context. All Art, Media + Design students are enrolled in this course, which meets half-days on Wednesdays.

Majors Meets all day Mondays + Fridays and half-days on Wednesdays Students choose one of the following: • Animation

• Graphic Design: Posters + Promo

• Fashion + Fibers

• Illustration

• Digital Filmmaking

• Painting

• Game Design

• Photography

Electives Meets Tuesdays + Thursdays Students choose two (one AM + one PM): AM

PM

• Alternative Painting

• Advanced Drawing

• Alternative Photo

• Digital Effects for Film + Animation

• Character Development: Illustration

• Drawing

• Creative Writing

• Figure Drawing

• Film Criticism

• Industrial Design

• Jewelry + Metals

• Screenprinting

• Packaging Design

• Street Photography

• Sculpture

• Taxidermy as Wearable Art • Sketchbooks: Experiments + Field Notes

Application Requirements • A completed Summer Institute application form • A non-refundable deposit of $250 due with the application • A personal statement expressing why you want to attend the program and what you hope to gain from the experience, 300-word maximum Pre-College Summer Institute Open House Saturday, March 10 at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA See details online at uarts.edu/siopenhouse or call 215.717.6430

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Art, Media + Design A Week In The Life: Sample Schedule MON

9 AM - 12 PM

Major

1 PM - 4 PM

Major

5 PM - 8 PM

Open Studio

9 AM - 12 PM

Elective A

1 PM - 4 PM

Elective B

5 PM - 8 PM

Open Studio

9 AM - 12 PM

Major

1 PM - 4 PM

Critical Studies

5 PM - 8 PM

Open Studio

9 AM - 12 PM

Elective A

1 PM - 4 PM

Elective B

5 PM - 8 PM

Open Studio

9 AM - 12 PM

Major

1 PM - 4 PM

Major

SAT

All Day

Optional Off Campus Field Trips (Wildwood beach + boardwalk, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Historic Philadelphia tour)

SUN

All Day

Exploration Day (free time for students to engage in activities and explore Philadelphia in small groups or independently)

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Students break for lunch daily between 12 PM - 1 PM Note: Students will have access to open studios Monday – Thursday evenings. Commuters should plan accordingly.

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July 9 – July 21 2 Weeks 3 College Credits *

“I loved being around musicians and artists all day, every day in an inspiring environment” ― SI 2017 Jazz student

*for high school students only


CREATIVE JAZZ INSTITUTE Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the University of the Arts present this dynamic two-week intensive, where instrumentalists and vocalists explore technique and repertoire, while interacting with master-level artists. Using jazz as a framework, you'll work with UArts faculty and industry masters to uncover a range of possibilities through jam sessions and ensembles, with an emphasis on improvisation and performance.

The Process The Kimmel Center’s world-class venues and the UArts campus will host this generation's brightest young jazz talents, to gain invaluable experience in a creative, live performance setting. Philadelphia has deep-seated jazz roots, making the city the perfect place for you to explore jazz music.

The Perks The curriculum is designed for motivated 6th - 12th grade students. During the program, you'll work with celebrated Artists-in-Residence and attend daily master classes. You'll also participate in ensembles, jam sessions, special concerts, and trips throughout Philadelphia to experience live music. In addition, you will be able to interact and collaborate with students from the Dance and Music Business programs.

The Proof By the end of the program, you'll have new skills and performance chops, as well as experience working alongside a variety of professional musicians. The program culminates in a free concert performance for family, friends, and peers in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater. High school students earn 3 college credits. 7


The Program Core Classes Students will participate in: Instrument Workshops Work with UArts faculty in small per instrument groups to improve technique, phrasing, interpretation, improvisation and sight reading skills on your primary instrument. Small Ensembles Led by acclaimed Artists-in-Residence and their accompanying teams; small ensembles include six to seven classmates on various instruments working together on composition, arrangement and improvisation, with both legacy and newly composed repertoire. Large Ensemble Students will have the opportunity to audition for the Creative Jazz Institute Big Band or Choir. These two large ensembles offer students the unique experience of performing, phrasing, and harmonizing within large sections. Featuring a variety of both original and legacy repertoire, and led by our Artists-in-Residence and their teams, students will work on rhythm, sight reading, conduction, collective improvisation, large group dynamics, and more. Master Classes Meet and learn directly from some of the most recognized and established innovators in today’s jazz scene. Each day a different master class artist will present a unique 90-minute workshop covering a variety of skills and knowledge essential to the budding jazz musician. Jam Sessions With each session led by a different “house band” made up of UArts’ most experienced faculty, each daily jam session will allow students the opportunity to interact with and perform for their peers, putting many of their newly acquired techniques and approaches into practice. Students will also receive on-the-spot feedback from faculty ensembles. Past Artists-in-Residence and masterclasses have included Marcus Belgrave, Doug Hammond, Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, Matt Garrison, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Gregory Hutchinson, Vijay Iyer, John Patitucci, Tyshawn Sorey, Orrin Evans, Sumi Tanooka, Wayne Krantz, Dafnis Prieto

Application Requirements • A completed Summer Institute application form • A non-refundable deposit of $250 due with the application* • Audition Students may audition in-person or submit a digital audition via Youtube or Vimeo link

Audition Requirements • A prepared 1-2 minute piece that demonstrates a range of technical and improvisational abilities • A sight reading exercise (details found at: uarts.edu/sijazz) In-Person Auditions

Students are accepted into the program in one of the following performance areas:

Saturday, March 10 at the Pre-College Summer Institute Open House, Philadelphia, PA

Bass (upright or electric), Drum Set, Percussion (African, Latin, Vibraphone, etc), Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet or Voice

Saturday, May 5 at the Creative Jazz Institute Audition, Philadelphia, PA Schedule in-person auditions by phone at 215.717.6430 or email precollege@uarts.edu

* Thanks to the generosity of our funders, full scholarships are available. Students applying for full scholarship are not required to pay a deposit. Details and application available at uarts.edu/summerinstitute 8


Creative Jazz Institute A Week In The Life: Sample Schedule MON

9 AM - 10 AM

Instrument Workshop: Orientation + introduction to schedule

10 AM - 1 PM

Small Ensemble: Artist teams assess student levels

2 PM - 3:30 PM

Master Class

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Large Ensemble: Sectional playing + group dynamics OR Daily Jam Session: Learning standard repertoire + transposition on the fly

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Jam Session

9 AM - 10 AM

Instrument Workshop: Instructors assess student levels

10 AM - 1 PM

Small Ensemble: Universal rhythm skills

2 PM - 3:30 PM

Master Class

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Large Ensemble: Introduction to repertoire OR Jam Session: Basic ensemble roles

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Jam Session

9 AM - 10 AM

Instrument Workshop: Phrasing styles + Interpretation

10 AM - 1 PM

Small Ensemble: Melodic + harmonic skills

2 PM - 3:30 PM

Master Class

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Large Ensemble: Large ensemble concepts OR Jam Session: Understanding form + soloing

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Jam Session

9 AM - 10 AM

Instrument Workshop: Scalar + harmonic knowledge

10 AM - 1 PM

Small Ensemble: Improvisation skills

2 PM - 3:30 PM

Master Class

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Large Ensemble: Conduction (collective improvisation) OR Jam Session: Straight ahead playing

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Jam Session

9 AM - 10 AM

Instrument Workshop: Sight reading

10 AM - 1 PM

Composition

2 PM - 3:30 PM

Master Class

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Large Ensemble: Rehearsing repertoire

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Jam Session

SAT

All Day

Optional Off Campus Field Trip (Wildwood beach + boardwalk)

SUN

All Day

Exploration Day (free time for students to engage in activities and explore Philadelphia in small groups or independently)

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Students break for lunch daily between 1 PM - 2 PM Note: Some evening activities are part of this program’s curriculum. Commuter students are encouraged to participate in evening performances and weekend trips 9


July 9 – August 3 4 Weeks 3 College Credits

“We learned to dig deeper and more truthfully into ourselves and our stories” ― SI 2017 Creative Writing student


CREATIVE WRITING Develop your voice in a constructive workshop setting that focuses on creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting across four weeks. You’ll gain access to published authors and professional editors as you sharpen your skills and expand your imagination. You focus on one writing area per week, and choose one Art, Media + Design elective that lets you explore an area of interest or discover new media.

The Process Writing prompts and observational exercises throughout Philadelphia drive discussion and critique. Cross-disciplinary electives and collaborations allow you to explore an area of strength or branch out into something new, preparing you to tell your unique story.

The Perks Instructors and guest writers share advice for unlocking what you’re trying to say, and mentors provide critical feedback during evening workshop sessions. You’ll also participate in weekly workshops and roundtable discussions with Philadelphia’s literary scene.

The Proof Over the course of the program, you’ll develop a robust multi-genre portfolio that will be included in the Summer Institute Creative Writing Journal. View the SI 2017 Creative Writing Journal at uarts.edu/sicw. Participate in a public reading for friends, family, and peers, and walk away with detailed feedback from instructors and 3 college credits.

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The Program Core Classes Creative writing students will focus on four writing genres—one per week. Creative Nonfiction Nonfiction doesn’t have to mean a history lesson—in this course, master literary techniques to create vivid, factually accurate narratives. Using your own experiences as starting points, learn to apply flourish and poignancy to evolve your memories into short personal narratives. Fiction Conjuring up a plot is one thing; executing it effectively is another. Merge your ideas with exacting delivery by developing the elements and subtleties that transform a compelling anecdote, thought, or observation into enduring prose. Poetry Explore various poetic forms and stylistic devices to evoke emotion and express yourself in new ways. Examine contemporary works while developing a critical vocabulary and sensibility to to discern effective poems from the clichéd. Scriptwriting Imagine your work leaping off the page and onto the big screen—or stage. Writing successfully for film, television, and stage requires a strong understanding of screenplay and theatrical conventions. This course introduces you to the basic sequences and structures that shape these thriving genres. Collaborate with professional actors and walk away with the tools to write feature-length stage and screen projects.

Workshop Writing For Comics A collaborative workshop between Creative Writing and Illustration students exploring the use and impact of word and its relationship to image in comics.

Electives Students will have the opportunity to participate in an elective of their choosing on Tuesday + Thursday afternoons. Choose one from the following: •D  igital Effects for Film + Animation

• Screenprinting

• Drawing

• Street Photography

•F  igure Drawing

• Taxidermy as Wearable Art

• I ndustrial Design

• Sketchbooks: Experiments + Field Notes

Application Requirements • A completed Summer Institute application form • A non-refundable deposit of $250 due with the application • A personal statement expressing why you want to attend the program and what you hope to gain from the experience, 300-word maximum Pre-College Summer Institute Open House Saturday, March 10 at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA See details online at uarts.edu/siopenhouse or call 215.717.6430

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Creative Writing A Week In The Life: Sample Schedule MON

9 AM - 12 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry (rotates weekly)

1 PM - 4 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry

4 PM - 7 PM

Workshop: Writing for Comics

9 AM - 12 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry

1 PM - 4 PM

Elective

4 PM - 7 PM

Open Writing Studio with undergraduate mentor

9 AM - 12 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry

1 PM - 4 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry

4 PM - 7 PM

Workshop: Writing for Comics

9 AM - 12 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry

1 PM - 4 PM

Elective

4 PM - 7 PM

Open Writing Studio with undergraduate mentor

9 AM - 12 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry

1 PM - 4 PM

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry

SAT

All Day

Optional Off Campus Field Trips (Wildwood beach + boardwalk, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Historic Philadelphia tour)

SUN

All Day

Exploration Day (free time for students to engage in activities and explore Philadelphia in small groups or independently)

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Students break for lunch daily between 12 PM - 1 PM Note: Students will have workshops and open writing studios Monday - Thursday evenings. Commuters should plan accordingly.

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July 9 - July 27 3 Weeks 3 College Credits

“I was free to discover new ways to move that I had never experienced before” ― SI 2017 Dance student


DANCE Through daily technique classes and opportunities to choreograph, improvise, and perform repertory, this immersive three-week program stretches your body, mind, and understanding of dance as an art form, a college major, and a career. With a rotating selection of guest artists in each of your core courses, you will gain an expansive understanding of the facets of ballet, modern, and composition and improvisation.

The Process With up to five movement classes a day, well deserved physical breaks include rigorous workshops in dance history, music, and collaborative projects with Jazz students. You'll be required to show precision and experience in a wide range of dance genres — letting you strengthen the styles you know and study those you don’t.

The Perks Develop both physically and artistically under the guidance of celebrated dancers and choreographers. The program includes electives in over a dozen genres, repertory projects, artist talks, professional dance concerts, museum trips, and open studio space for developing choreography.

The Proof Receive written evaluations from UArts faculty and gain an introduction to a network of renowned teachers and choreographers. Demonstrate technique, improvisation and overall growth in a final public showcase and earn 3 college credits.

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The Program All students participate in daily core classes, two or more repertory projects and a variety of electives + workshops. Students participate in up to five classes a day.

Core Classes Taken daily to build technique and skill. • Modern • Ballet • Composition + Improvisation

Repertory Projects Each student participates in a modern repertory and audition on campus for a second repertory in ballet, jazz or hip-hop. Work from these projects will be included in the final showcase. • Modern • Jazz • Hip-Hop • Ballet

Electives Each week, students select from a variety of rotating electives to complement work done in core classes. Electives are chosen once students have arrived on campus. Electives meet daily. Past electives have included: • Jazz

• Bharatanatyam

• Hip-Hop

• Digital Media

• Pilates

• Franklin Method

• African

• Voice + Performance

• Pointe

• Yoga + Pilates

• Flamenco

• Tap

• Partnering

Application Requirements • A completed Summer Institute application form • A non-refundable deposit of $250 due with the application • Audition Audition Requirements

In-Person Audition Dates

Students may audition in-person or submit a digital audition via Youtube or Vimeo link

Saturday, March 10 at the Pre-College Summer Institute Open House, Philadelphia, PA

• Up to five minutes of technical demonstration at the barre or center

Schedule in-person auditions by phone at 215.717.6430 or email precollege@uarts.edu

• A two minute solo piece

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Dance A Week In The Life: Sample Schedule MON

9 AM - 10:20 AM

Modern Core

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Ballet Core

1 PM - 2:20 PM

Workshop (including Dance for the Camera, Music for Dancers, Dance History, Musical Theater, and more)

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Repertory

4 PM - 5:20 PM

Elective

9 AM - 10:20 AM

Ballet Core

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Composition + Improv Core

1 PM - 2:20 PM

Workshop (including Dance for the Camera, Music for Dancers, Dance History, Musical Theater, and more)

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Repertory

4 PM - 5:20 PM

Elective

9 AM - 10:20 AM

Modern Core

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Ballet Core

1 PM - 2:20 PM

Repertory

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Dance Meeting

7 PM - 9:30 PM

Attend Professional Dance Performance

9 AM - 10:20 AM

Modern Core

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Composition + Improv Core

1 PM - 2:20 PM

Workshop (including Dance for the Camera, Music for Dancers, Dance History, Musical Theater, and more)

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Repertory

4 PM - 5:20 PM

Elective

9 AM - 10:20 AM

Ballet Core

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Modern Core

1 PM - 2:20 PM

Repertory

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Elective

SAT

All Day

Optional Off Campus Field Trips (Wildwood beach + boardwalk, Philadelphia Museum of Art) + Choreolab

SUN

All Day

Exploration Day (free time for students to engage in activities and explore Philadelphia in small groups or independently)

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Students break for lunch daily between 12 PM - 1 PM Note: Students will have access to open studios Monday – Thursday evenings. Commuters should plan accordingly.

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July 9 – July 27 3 Weeks 3 College Credits

“We used industry equipment on a daily basis and learned from professionals in the business” ― SI 2017 Music Business student


MUSIC BUSINESS The music industry is quickly evolving and our three-week Music Business program gives you an edge by granting you access to the latest in technology and business practices. Dive into an immersive, real-world curriculum and collaborate with peers and professionals. Through project simulations, you’ll merge new software skills with your love of music.

The Process Work with a network of professionals in the music and technology industries, from respected performers to master technicians. Coursework combined with trips to music venues and recording studios, guest lectures from professionals, as well as collaborations with summer Jazz musicians elevates your musical expertise.

The Perks This immersive program builds the skills and experience needed to understand recording and live sound technologies and independently manage projects. You’ll have access to open lab hours for projects and to sharpen your skills in a variety of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS), in recording, mixing digital audio, and streaming.

The Proof You'll leave with a portfolio of fully composed and produced pieces designed to showcase your talent to colleges, detailed faculty evaluations, and 3 college credits.

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The Program Core Classes Students will participate in: Live Sound Using state of the art equipment in UArts’ Caplan Recital Hall, students have a hands-on opportunity to learn and apply techniques required to mix music in a live performance setting, including the science and theory of acoustics as well as how we hear. Emerge from this course with a fundamental understanding of the technology and techniques used across live event settings, from concert venues to theaters. Digital Audio Learn basic digital audio theory along with fundamental application and strategy using Avid Pro Tools. This class includes hands-on tutorials in arranging and mixing concepts, all taught in a campus computer lab equipped with individual Pro Tools workstations. Recording Workshop Effective audio recording lies at the heart of the music industry. Discover the approaches, equipment and principles used in audio recording, including an understanding of signal flow, studio operation workflow and standards, and various microphone types. Web Radio Interested in producing, deejaying or managing your own online radio broadcast or an existing web station? This course examines operations within The University of the Arts’ Web radio station, WRTZ, with emphasis on delivery options, programming, and content management. Intro To Music Business Understanding the industry’s many sectors and how they interact is the first step to a successful music business career. In this course, students explore music performance, recording, promoting and distribution, examining the revenue models, organizational structures, and business principles of each. Digital Media + Marketing Digital media’s rise over the past two decades has turned media production and consumption on their heads, resulting in new industry standards and operations. This course investigates the range of organizations and economic forces involved in digital media production, and their related business practices and policies.

Application Requirements • A completed Summer Institute application form • A non-refundable deposit of $250 due with the application • A personal statement expressing why you want to attend the program and what you hope to gain from the experience, 300-word maximum Pre-College Summer Institute Open House Saturday, March 10 at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA See details online at uarts.edu/siopenhouse or call 215.717.6430

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Music Business A Week In The Life: Sample Schedule MON

9 AM - 10:30 AM

Music Business

10:30 AM - 12 PM

Digital Media + Marketing

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Live Sound

2:30 - 4 PM

Web Radio

9 AM - 10:30 AM

Music Business

10:30 AM - 12 PM

Digital Media + Marketing

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Recording

2:30 - 4 PM

Digital Audio

9 AM - 10:30 AM

Music Business

10:30 AM - 12 PM

Digital Media + Marketing

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Live Sound

2:30 - 4 PM

Web Radio

9 AM - 10:30 AM

Music Business

10:30 AM - 12 PM

Digital Media + Marketing

1 PM - 2:30 PM

Recording

2:30 - 4 PM

Digital Audio

9 AM - 10:30 AM

Music Business

10:30 AM - 12 PM

Digital Media + Marketing

1 PM - 4 PM

Master Class With Visiting Artist

SAT

All Day

Optional Off Campus Field Trips (Wildwood beach + boardwalk, Philadelphia Museum of Art)

SUN

All Day

Exploration Day (free time for students to engage in activities and explore Philadelphia in small groups or independently)

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Students break for lunch daily between 1 PM - 2 PM Note: Students will have access to open studios Monday – Thursday evenings. Commuters should plan accordingly.

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July 9 – August 3 4 Weeks 3 College Credits

“I've learned a new definition of acting, and tools to use as a growing artist” ― SI 2017 Theater student


THEATER Join us in Center City Philadelphia, one of the nation’s largest theater destinations, for four weeks of immersive study. You’ll choose one of three tracks: Acting, Musical Theater, or Directing, Playwriting + Production. Modeled after the renowned UArts undergraduate experience, this program trains artists looking for individualized and hybrid opportunities to write, direct, design, and produce in addition to performing. Enliven your unique artistry in any direction you choose.

The Process Through the rigorous college-level curriculum, you will develop skills in crafting character and scene work, grasp the potential of your voice as an instrument and develop a vibrant stage presence. You’ll further your exploration in track-specific courses that address your individual needs, and in electives that span a wide range of theatrical disciplines.

The Perks You’ll be trained by our distinguished faculty and participate in weekly master classes with award-winning theater artists. Our faculty is comprised of artists currently working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in film/TV, and in major regional theaters. Our curriculum is enhanced by trips to Philadelphia theaters and a day trip to NYC to attend a Broadway production.

The Proof Leave with audition-ready materials and preparation, detailed feedback from your instructors, and 3 college credits. The experience culminates in a showcase for friends, family and peers. Rising seniors have the opportunity to audition for fall 2019 undergraduate admissions.

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The Program Core Classes All Theater students receive the following core training: Collaborative Process Focusing on the journey, rather than the destination, this course expands students’ definitions of what theater can be and how theater can be made. Acting Studio Practical approaches to crafting character and scene work are combined with techniques designed to build physical and emotional stamina, and to encourage the spirit of play and risk that are essential for developing a vibrant and engaging presence for the stage. Voice An exploration of the potential for connection and power in the artist’s speaking and singing instrument. Movement An investigation of the actor’s physical self: flexibility, strength, centering, and dynamic relation to the performance space and to fellow actors. Audition Techniques A dimensional approach to the technique of auditioning, explored from both sides of “the table.”

Tracks + Electives Theater students focus their training by selecting a track of study in one of the following fields: • Acting • Musical Theater • Directing, Playwriting, + Production Within their tracks, students deepen their study with major specific courses like Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Musical Theater Performance, Dance, Directing, and Playwriting. Students also broaden their explorations through a wide range of electives and workshops with visiting artists from the professional theater markets in both Philadelphia and New York. Previous visiting artists have included: Jonathan Larson Award winning composer Cesar Alvarez, Tony-Nominated actors Forrest McClendon and Rob McClure, Barrymore Award Winning theatre-makers Alex Bechtel, Ben Dibble, and Justin Jain, and the internationally renowned Pig Iron Theatre Company. Elective topics may include: Arts Management, Directing, Design, Improvisation, Michael Chekhov Technique, Playwriting, Rock + Pop Styles, Script Analysis, Songwriting, Viewpoints, and Vocal Ensemble.

Application Requirements • A completed Summer Institute application form • A non-refundable deposit of $250 due with the application • A personal statement expressing why you want to attend the program and what you hope to gain from the experience, 300-word maximum Pre-College Summer Institute Open House Saturday, March 10 at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA See details online at uarts.edu/siopenhouse or call 215.717.6430 24


Theater A Week In The Life: Sample Schedule: MON

9 AM - 1 PM

Track Courses + Electives

2 PM - 4 PM

Acting Studio

4 PM - 5 PM

Voice

9 AM - 1 PM

Track Courses + Electives

2 PM - 4 PM

Acting Studio

4 PM - 5 PM

Movement

6 PM - 8 PM

Collaborative Process

9 AM - 11 AM

Acting Studio

11 AM - 1 PM

Audition Techniques

2 PM - 5 PM

Guest Artist Workshops

6 PM - 8 PM

Collaborative Process

9 AM - 1 PM

Track Courses + Electives

2 PM - 4 PM

Voice

4 PM - 5 PM

Movement

6 PM - 8 PM

Collaborative Process

9 AM - 1 PM

Track Courses + Electives

2 PM - 4 PM

Acting Studio

4 PM - 5 PM

Audition Techniques

SAT

All Day

Optional Off Campus Field Trips (Wildwood beach + boardwalk, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Historic Philadelphia tour)

SUN

All Day

Exploration Day (free time for students to engage in activities and explore Philadelphia in small groups or independently)

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Students break for lunch daily between 1 PM - 2 PM Note: Students will have evening class Tuesday – Thursday. Commuters should plan accordingly.

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One-Week Commuter Intensives For 9 - 12th Graders The Details One-Week Commuter Intensives for high school students deliver the same superior faculty in an abbreviated one-week schedule, letting you develop your vision and skills for five full days, while getting a taste of the UArts campus experience. Classes meet Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM with a one-hour lunch break. One-Week Intensives are non-credit and non-residential. These courses are appropriate for rising 9th - 12th graders. Course descriptions and online registration available at: uarts.edu/oneweekintensives $560 per class. Students choose one class per week.

Week One

Week Three

July 9-13

July 23-27

• Drawing

• Street Photography

• Glass Exploration

• Painting

• Photography I

• Jewelry + Metal Design

Week Two

Week Four

July 16-20

July 30-Aug 3

• Comic Character Design

• Graphic Design

• Figure Drawing

• Portfolio Preparation

• Creative Writing

• Screenwriting • Sculpture

To register for One-Week Commuter Intensives, visit uarts.edu/oneweekintensives or call 215.717.6006

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The Details: SI Programs At-A-Glance Program

Program Dates

Tuition*

Program Fee

Room + Board

Total Commuter Cost

Total Residential Cost

(Tuition + Fee)

(Tuition + Fee + Room + Board)

Art, Media + Design

Jul 9 – Aug 3 4 weeks

$3,500

$200

$1,593

$3,700

$5,293

Creative Jazz Institute

Jul 9 – Jul 21 2 weeks

$1,900

$100

$885

$2,000

$2,885

Creative Writing

Jul 9 – Aug 3 4 weeks

$3,500

$200

$1,593

$3,700

$5,293

Dance

Jul 9 – Jul 27 3 weeks

$1,825

$150

$1,275

$1,975

$3,250

Music Business

Jul 9 – Jul 27 3 weeks

$2,725

$150

$1,275

$2,875

$4,150

Theater

Jul 9 – Aug 3 4 weeks

$3,500

$200

$1,593

$3,700

$5,293

*Includes $250 Non-refundable Program Deposit. Deposit must be submitted at the time of application and will be refunded only if admission to a program is denied.

Additional Fees (If Applicable)

Important Dates + Deadlines

Program Schedule

Open House For Pre-College Summer Institute

$60

Optional Commuter Meal Plan

$65 Per Week

Residential Move-In

Sun, Jul 8

Classes Begin

Mon, Jul 9

Creative Jazz Institute Final Performance

Sat, Jul 21

Dance Final Performance

Fri, Jul 27

Art, Media + Design Exhibition

Fri, Aug 3

Creative Writing Reading

Fri, Aug 3

Theater Sharing

Fri, Aug 3

Sat, Mar 10

In-Person Auditions + Portfolio Reviews

Sat, Mar 10

Priority Application Deadline

Sat, Mar 10

Scholarship Application Deadline

Fri, Mar 23

Scholarship Notification

Fri, Apr 13

Balance + Payment Deadline

Fri, May 18

Automatic Withdrawal For Unpaid Balances

Late Payment Fee

Fri, Jun 1

Note: Details for final performances and exhibitions will be included in Accepted Student materials.

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The Scene Spend your summer in the coolest city in America. Anchored on the vibrant Avenue of the Arts, our campus is located in the cultural district of Center City—the heart of downtown Philadelphia. During your summer at UArts, you'll immerse yourself in creating and grow artistically. But creativity doesn’t stop when classes end. Between impromptu jam sessions and open studios, you'll find yourself creating something new with a classmate from the other side of the world or exploring one of the world-class museums, theaters, or concert halls —all within a short walk from campus—with teachers and friends. Your experience at UArts is more than what happens in the classroom. Philadelphia’s centuries-old architecture, historic music scene, and vibrant visual and performing arts make this city a culturally dynamic and influential place. The best of Philly’s past, present and future sits within blocks of the University of the Arts’s doors, accessible by foot, bus or train. And when you need a break from all that practice and time in the studio, relax in the UArts residence halls, where your neighbors include fellow artists, musicians, writers, and performers from around the world.

Residence Halls

Meal Plans

Our apartment style residence halls come with private baths in each unit. Juniper Hall apartments feature central air, shared bedrooms for 2-4 students, common area, and full kitchens in each unit. Spruce Hall apartments feature large studio apartments shared by 2-3 students, window AC units, and kitchenettes. Washing machines + dryers are available in all residence halls for a fee. No guests are permitted in the residence halls.

In order to foster a spirit of community, we require all Summer Institute residential students to participate in a meal plan, and we encourage commuters to participate as well.

Supervision

Residential Meal Plans include breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. The Dining Services team is committed to providing food for all types of dietary needs and lifestyles including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

All residence halls are supervised by professional Pre-College staff, including Community Advisors (CAs) and Resident Directors. All Residence Life staff members report to the Director of Student Life, who is actively engaged in the welfare of each Pre-College Summer Institute student. The residence halls are staffed with a security officer 24 hours per day, and students use their UArts photo ID to gain access to their residence hall.

Evenings + Weekends

Student Wellness: Counseling + Health Services

Saturday, March 10, 2018

UArts is dedicated to keeping all Pre-College students safe and healthy. Health Services are administered by a certified nurse on campus, at no extra cost to the student. Counseling services are also included and available to students who need or want assistance. 28

Commuter Meal Plans are optional and include lunch, Monday through Friday.

Academic and social activities will be scheduled during all evenings. On Saturdays, field trips are scheduled for students in all programs, and Sundays will be used to explore Philadelphia.

Pre-College Summer Institute Open House

Experience UArts For Yourself Tour our campus and meet faculty, former students, and Pre-College staff. Details and registration info at uarts.edu/siopenhouse. In-person auditions will be held for prospective students in Dance and Creative Jazz Institute. Schedule in-person auditions by phone at 215.717.6430 or email precollege@uarts.edu.


Policies Should we also put, for full Summer Institute Policies, refer to uarts.edu/summerinstitute/policies Policies below do not apply to One-Week Commuter Intensives. Please see uarts.edu/oneweekintensives for details about that program.

Who Should Apply? • Rising juniors and seniors or international students of equivalent grade level (residential or commuter). • Rising sophomores (commuter only). • Motivated students of all backgrounds who meet the above criteria and demonstrate the ability to succeed in the program. • Rising freshman are eligible to register for One-Week Commuter Intensives.

Application Process The UArts Pre-College Summer Institute attracts students from around the world. The admissions process is intended to determine if an applicant will succeed in the program. The priority deadline to apply is March 10, 2018. All Summer Institute applicants are asked to submit: • A Summer Institute application form. • A Personal Statement or Audition • A non-refundable deposit of $250. The deposit will be returned only if a student is denied admission. + Non-US Citizens and Non-US Permanent Residents must submit additional materials. Visit uarts.edu/siapply for detailed instructions.

Scholarships A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships for merit and talent are available. Scholarship applicants must submit additional application materials (including a portfolio, writing sample, or special project). Visit uarts.edu/siapply for scholarship application and further details.

Academic Credit Students enrolled in the Pre-College Summer Institute earn 3 college credits upon successful completion of the program.

Student Code Of Conduct Pre-College Programs work to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning and artistic growth. Since this is a college-level program, students are expected to behave accordingly and with maturity. The entire Student Code of Conduct can be found online at uarts.edu/summerinstitute/policies.

Discounts 10% tuition discounts are available for returning Pre-College students and children of alumni.

Refund Policy Two, Three + Four Week Programs All refunds are less non-refundable program deposit and room + board. Refunds are calculated as follows: • 100% refund on tuition one month prior to the first class (written withdrawal must be received on or before June 9, 2018). • 80% refund on tuition for withdrawal one week prior to the first class (written withdrawal must be received no later than July 2, 2018). • No refunds will be issued if withdrawal is less than seven days prior to the first class. Students who are dismissed from the program will not be refunded tuition, room, board or deposits. Students who wish to withdraw for any reason must submit their request in writing by email to cs@uarts.edu, by fax or by post. The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount. Please allow at least three weeks for refunds to be processed.

Contact Web uarts.edu/summerinstitute Phone 215.717.6430 Fax 215.717.6538 Email precollege@uarts.edu

Office Location Continuing Studies Terra Hall, 9Th Floor, Room 901 211 South Broad Street Philadelphia, Pa 19102

Mailing Address USPS

Fed Ex + UPS

The University Of The Arts Pre-College Programs 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

The University Of The Arts Pre-College Programs 311 S. Juniper Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Notes This publication is not a contractual document. The University of the Arts reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, faculty assignment or financial regulation described in this publication. The University of the Arts gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and scholarships and conducts all educational programs, activities and employment practices without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin or disability. Visit our website for information about supplies and planning for miscellaneous spending and other policies.

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Pre-College Summer Institute 320 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

PRECOLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2018 3- Credit Programs In: Art, Media + Design

Music Business

Creative Jazz Institute

Theater

Creative Writing

+ One-Week Commuter Intensives (Non-Credit)

Dance

uarts.edu/summerinstitute Join us Saturday, March 10 for the Pre-College Summer Institute Open House!

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