CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts

Summer Academy students in Dance work with Professor John Crawford in the Motion Capture Studio.

 

CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts for High School and Middle School Students

IRVINE, Calif., (February 6, 2015) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine launched registration for its 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts today. The Academies are part of a movement by the school to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage with the arts on campus at UCI and to contribute to youth development. These college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students, and exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students, enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Talented and motivated students get practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by experienced undergraduate and graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in some cases, CTSA faculty. Students experience life as undergraduate arts majors with rigorous college level coursework, with the opportunity to live in residence on campus, and with the option to receive university credit for participating.

Visual artists learn studio art techniques, complete portfolio-ready artwork, find personal artistic direction, and explore the thought process of creating art. Courses include Digital Filmmaking, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture & Ceramics, Darkroom Photography and Digital Photography.

Advanced dancers strengthen their Ballet, Jazz and Modern technique base while learning new repertoire and creating their own original works. Master classes in Hip-Hop and Lyrical along with sessions in Injury Prevention, Improvisation and Audition Preparation may be included.

Aspiring actors train in acting for theatre, and audition preparation through coursework that may include Voice, Movement, Shakespeare, Singing, Music Theatre and Improvisation.

Musicians prepare for an education or a career in music through Vocal, Chamber, Guitar and Computer Music intensives. They will enhance their sight reading, understand solfège, develop ensemble performance skills, explore advances in music technology and improve musicality.

Students interested in everything from visual arts to engineering, develop robotic behaviors through programming and design, in a collaborative setting at the Beall Center for Art + Technology. Artistic practice is conveyed throughout the camp, with emphasis on stimulating creativity through imaginative thinking.

Young artists explore musical theater by creating characters and environments, learning dances and songs, and developing creative confidence through workshops presented by the Arts & Learning Conservatory.

Courses run throughout the summer; visit outreach.arts.uci.edu/summer-academies for dates, times, scholarship information and to register.  For more information contact Outreach at (949) 824-8976 or artsoutreach@uci.edu.

As UCI’s creative laboratory, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts explores and presents the arts as the essence of human experience and expression, through art forms ranging from the most traditional to the radically new. Our international faculty works across a wide variety of disciplines, partnering with others across the campus, our national-ranked programs in art, dance, drama, and music begin with training but end in original invention. Our students come to UCI to learn to be citizen-artists, to sharpen their skills and talents, and to become the molders and leaders of world culture.

 

2015 Summer Academies in the Arts Schedule

ART – Materials Included in Fee

Drawing & Painting
Age: 14-19
July 6 – 17, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,550
Commuter: $1,000
Credit: $419.50

Drawing & Painting
Age: 10-13
July 27 – 31, M-F
10am - 4pm
Commuter: $700

Use pencil, charcoal and acrylic to develop portfolio-ready art works while learning color theory, perspective, the mechanics of light and shadow and the method for critiques. Complete portfolio-ready artwork, find personal artistic direction, and explore the thought process of creating art. The intensives consist of daily segments of discussion, studio time, and practical instruction––concluding with a small exhibition of student work.

Digital Filmmaking
Age: 14-19
July 6 – 17, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,550
Commuter: $1,000
Credit: $419.50

Develop a finished, portfolio-ready film from storyboard to screen while learning to use lighting, sound and camera equipment as well as editing software. Complete portfolio-ready artwork, find personal artistic direction, and explore the thought process of creating art. The intensives consist of daily segments of discussion, studio time, and practical instruction––concluding with a screening of student work.

Digital Photography
Age: 10-13
July 27 – 31, M-F
10am - 4pm
Commuter: $700

Digital Photography
Age: 14-19
August 3 – 14, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,550
Commuter: $1,000
Credit: $419.50

Explore digital photography as artistic practice, learning the importance of perspective and lighting and the effective use of editing software. Complete portfolio-ready artwork, find personal artistic direction, and explore the thought process of creating art. The intensives consist of daily segments of discussion, studio time, and practical instruction––concluding with a small exhibition of student work.

Sculpture & Ceramics
Age: 14-19
August 3 – 14, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,550
Commuter: $1,000
Credit: $419.50

Work with plaster, clay and wood to develop portfolio-ready art works while learning how different materials behave. Find personal artistic direction, and explore the thought process of creating art. The intensives consist of daily segments of discussion, studio time, and practical instruction––concluding with a small exhibition of student work.

Darkroom Photography
Age: 14-19
August 3 – 14, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,550
Commuter: $1,000
Credit: $419.50

Learn the artistic and technical practices of black and white photography using 35mm non-automatic cameras while working to understand exposure and lighting. Complete portfolio-ready artwork, find personal artistic direction, and explore the thought process of creating art. The intensives consist of daily segments of discussion, studio time, and practical instruction––concluding with a small exhibition of student work.

DANCEConservatory Dance
Age: 12-22
June 29 – July 17, M-F
9am - 5pm
Overnight: $3,600
Commuter: $1,100
Credit: $419.50

Strengthen Ballet, Jazz, and Modern technique base while learning new repertoire designed for advanced dancers. Master classes in Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary styles may be included along with sessions in Choreography, Injury Prevention, Dance for Camera, Improvisation, and Audition Preparation.

DRAMANew Swan Apprenticeship in Acting for Theatre
Age: 14-19
August 3 – 14, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,350
Commuter: $800
Credit: $419.50

Prepare for the rigors of theatre auditions with coursework that may include Acting, Voice, Movement, Shakespeare, Singing and Improvisation. Acquire new classical and contemporary audition monologues, learn the basics of text analysis, dive into scene work, experience the value of honest reaction in acting, and learn how to prepare a resume and headshot. Because the intensive may involve mature themes and emotions, students should be motivated, committed and mature.

MUSICComputer Music Programming
Age: 14-19
July 6 – 17, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,350
Commuter: $800
Credit: $419.50

Learn music making using digital sources. Work with instructors to learn the basics of generating music from computers and other technology tools including game controllers and mobile devices. Students will program their own music using syntactic as well as graphically based code. Students do not need to have computer programming experience, but should be very comfortable with computers as well as elementary music training.

Chamber Music Festival
Age: 12-19
July 6 – 17, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,350
Commuter: $800
Credit: $419.50

Offers aspiring young instrumentalists one of the most unique and rewarding musical experiences available in Southern California. Under the direction of the award-winning Trio Céleste - Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine - this intensive features daily coaching sessions, specialized professional seminars focusing on topics such as instrument care, rehearsal technique, performance enhancement, using music for positive change, eurhythmics and ear training, and much more. Registered students must audition for placement and ensemble selection. Auditions will take place in June. Audition details will be emailed upon registration.

Guitar Intensive
Age: 14-19
August 3 – 14, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,350 
Commuter: $800
Credit: $419.50

Provides one-on-one coaching in chord shapes, sight reading of chord progressions, music notation and tablature, and classical guitar repertory. Special emphasis will be placed on group learning through ensemble sight reading and performance. The intensive is ideal for serious classical, rock and jazz guitar students. Registered students must submit an audition for placement and ensemble selection.

Vocal Music Festival
Age: 14-19
August 3 – 14, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,350
Commuter: $800
Credit: $419.50

The Vocal Scholars Program provides vocal development for the emerging singer. Individual attention and group instruction includes work on fundamentals of alignment, breath control, voice production and performance skills, sight-reading, solfeggio and rhythm study. Movement sessions will develop a connection to musical expression and technique, and workshops will include ensemble performance, conducting and stage deportment, as well as techniques for solo and group singing, with master classes and open rehearsals. Registered students must submit an audition for placement and ensemble selection.

ROBOTICSExpressive Robotics
Age: 13-19
July 6 – 17, M-F
10am - 4pm
Overnight: $2,449
Commuter: $899
Credit: $419.50

Expressive Robotics
Age: 13-19
July 27 – August 7, M-F
10am - 4pm
Commuter: $899
Credit: $419.50

Students interested in everything from visual arts to engineering and computer science will develop robotic behaviors through programming and design, in a collaborative team setting. The core of the program is interdisciplinary based on the principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum. Focus on learning programming techniques during the first week will lead students to the development and creation of a project to be presented in a final exhibition.   Students will program, design and build robots with a DIY approach using various materials and tools to complete their projects.  Emphasis on stimulating innovation through imaginative thinking and artistic practice will be conveyed throughout the camp. Programming and Robotics experience is not required. 

ARTS & LEARNINGExploratory Theater I
Age: 5-7
July 20 – 24, M-F
9am - 12pm
Commuter: $300

Exploratory Theater I is your child's first glance into the world of musical theater!  In this interactive class, children will be cast as a character as part of the session-long adventure created by one of Arts & Learning Conservatory's outstanding teaching artists.  Music, art, and props will enhance your child's musical theater experience with dramatic role playing that inspires their creative minds.  Let's play!

Exploratory Theater II
Age: 8-10
July 27 – 31, M-F
9am - 12pm
Commuter: $300

From prop creation to movement and acting, Exploratory Theater II introduces a wide range of theatre arts. In class we will learn new dances, rehearse songs from a musical and explore our imaginations to become bolder performers. Arts & Learning Conservatory's teaching artists will provide your child with lifelong self-confidence while using the world of musical theater as an inspiration to gain creativity.

Media Contact: Megan MacDonald, Outreach Director, (949) 824-8976, artsoutreach@uci.edu

Posted Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:45