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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

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SUMMER 2015

Welcome to the Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York! For more than 38 years, these programs have been much more than camps.

Summer students experience a rich environment full of exciting beginnings, new friends and achievements, growth and independence. They are immersed in a variety of exciting and enriching learning opportunities, such as songwriting, acting, architecture, visual arts, creative writing, filmmaking, video game and app creation, voice, fashion, musical theatre, and more.

Quality Programming

Students study with accomplished artists and experienced educators who are assisted by teacher’s assistants (TAs)—undergraduates most often majoring in the program’s discipline—in programs where the student-to-staff ratio is no more than 10:1. Students are inspired by our scenic 500-acre campus and are able to experience Purchase College while enjoying an outstanding education in their areas of interest and working with other students who share a passion for the arts. Each program concludes with a performance, exhibit, reading, film screening, fashion show, or other culminating event for families and friends to showcase the skills that they have learned.

College Resources

Summer students are introduced to the impressive resources available to Purchase College undergraduates. Musicians practice in the Conservatory of Music’s practice rooms, record in the recording studios, and perform in the Choral and Recital Halls. Actors obtain specialized instruction through master classes, rehearse in actors’ studios, and perform in the Performing Arts Center’s and other campus performance spaces. Filmmakers use the campus as their set and learn to edit using Final Cut Pro in the Library’s Digital Media Zone. Artists make art in the Visual Arts Building—160,000 square feet of art-making opportunity. It is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Northeast, providing students with superb studio environments, plus state-of-the-art software and hardware specifically geared to the demands of professional design and art making.

We hope that you choose Purchase College for your child’s summer experience. It is sure to create many treasured memories for your entire family.

Summer 2015 Youth & Precollege Programs

SESSION I
June 29–July 10
SESSION II
July 13–24
SESSION III
July 27–August 7
Summer 2015 Youth Programs
Young Artists
(grades 4–9)
New! Young Journalists Young Architects
Young Photographers Creating Comic Books Young Filmmakers
Youth Musical Theatre Young Actors

Shakespeare Workshop
(closed)

Songwriting Workshop Creative Vocal Lab Vocal Intensive
Video Game Creators and Animators Updated for 2015!
Minecraft™ Designers and Modders

Code Breakers and App Designers (full)
Summer 2015 Precollege Programs
Acting Intensive Shakespeare Workshop
(closed)
Filmmaking Institute Updated for 2015! Journalism Institute (closed)
Video Game Creators and Animators Updated for 2015! Minecraft™ Designers and Modders Code Breakers and App Designers (full)
Songwriting Workshop Creative Vocal Lab Vocal Intensive
  Project Fashion Designer Special Two-Week Residential Program:
Summer Percussion Seminar
August 2–17
  23rd Annual Visual Arts Institute
  Creative Writing Institute
  Photography Institute

Updated July 31, 2015

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