Purchase College Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts



Purchase College Summer Programs   


Summer 2016 Youth & Precollege Programs in the Arts
Registration begins February 1
Register by Friday, May 6, and save 10%!

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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.

  • Each program meets 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
  • Students who have completed eighth grade may choose between youth programs and/or the precollege programs (except for the Visual Arts Institute, for which students must have completed ninth grade).
  • Early drop-off and extended-day 2, 4, and 6-week options are also available.
  • Each program concludes with a student performance, screening, publication, exhibition, or other culminating event for friends and family.

Summer 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, and musical theatre. Visit us at purchase.edu/youth to learn more.