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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, actors, performers, musicians, filmmakers, or, writers who may have an interest in pursuing these disciplines on a college level.

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

Important Dates

2020 Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts

Registration Begins: Monday, February 3, 2020
Early Registration Discount Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020. Save 10% when you pay in full!
Open House:
Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. RSVP now

Session I: June 29 – July 10
Session II: July 13 – 24
Session III: July 27 – August 7

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Additional Information

  • Most programs meet 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Boot Camps have unique hours. Please consult the program page for detailed information.
  • Early drop-off and extended-day 1week options are 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.

Rising or Graduating Seniors:
Take a test drive of college and get a leg-up in school!

High school students who wish to enroll in credit courses (or noncredit seats in them) must have (a) completed their junior year and (b) received approval from Purchase College to register. Proficiency in English is required. They are strongly encouraged to only consider lower-level (1000–2999) credit courses and are responsible for meeting any prerequisites. Enrolling in credit-bearing courses can prepare High School students for AP coursework and earn credit before entering college. Credits earned can be transferred to most colleges and universities. Use the course search to find your desired course(s). Course Search User Guide

Enjoy New York (in-state) or Fairfield County low tuition rates for courses taken for credit or even more reduced rates for noncredit seats in the same credit-bearing courses$320 for a noncredit seat in a 2-credit course$520 for a noncredit seat in a 3-credit course, or $625 for a noncredit seat in a 4-credit course (plus applicable fees and a $25 nonrefundable noncredit registration fee). Early registration discount does not apply.