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Summer Precollege Programs in the Arts

The precollege programs in the arts at Purchase College are for high school students who are passionate artists, performers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, or scientists and/or have an interest in pursuing these disciplines on a college level.

These programs provide portfolio building, audition training technique, research and college application enhancement opportunities. Institute students may earn certificates based on participation and attendance.

Important Dates: 2019 Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts

Registration Begins: Monday, February 4, 2019
Early Registration Discount Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019
Open House: Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. RSVP now

Session I: July 1–12 (No classes Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5)

Session II: July 15–26

Session III: July 29–August 9

  • Most programs meet 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Boot Camps have unique hours. Please consult the program page for detailed information.
  • Early drop-off and extended-day 1, 2, 4, and 6-week options are also available.
  • Pepsi employees enjoy the 10% discount with proper identification.
  • Each program concludes with a student performance, screening, exhibition, or other culminating event for friends and family.