Purchase (Westchester), NY - SUNY Purchase College
SUNY Purchase College Precollege Programs in the Arts- COMMUTER
Filmmaking, Visual Arts, Journalism, Photography, Video Game/App Design, Acting, Vocal, Songwriting, Creative Writing, Architecture, STEM, Theatre Design
For passionate high school artists (grades 9-12 unless otherwise noted) and those planning to pursue the arts on the college level. Portfolio/performance building opportunities and audition training techniques. Earn certification letters based upon participation and attendance. Schedules allow for more than one art form. Participate in a performance, exhibition, or publication for friends and family.
Check back in January for our 2018 season.
NEW! STEM Scholars: Art Forensics (Grades 11-12)
July 10 – July 21. Monday-Friday. 9am-5pm. $1,600/$1,440 (discounted tuition)
Join members of the Purchase College faculty in small-group, research-based projects and coursework on campus. Develop methodologies for determining the composition of oil paints after they have been applied to a stretched canvas. The resulting methodologies will be used to detect fakes and frauds in the art market.
NEW! STEM Scholars: Food Science/Mars Imaging (Grades 11-12)
July 24 – August 4. Monday-Friday. 9am-5pm. $1,600/$1,440 (discounted tuition)
Join members of the Purchase College faculty in small-group, research-based projects and coursework on campus. Choose from two exciting research paths:
1. Food Science: Determine “hidden” lactose levels in non-dairy foods. Use a series of enzymatic reactions and fluorescence detection in a microplate reader to measure levels of “hidden” lactose in nondairy foods such as bread, confections, and dry baking mixes to help alleviate this issue.
2. Mars Imaging: Develop original hypotheses about geological and climate processes on Mars, and evaluate and test those hypotheses through the analysis of imagery available from the various orbiters that are currently exploring Mars.
Architecture Intensive (Grades 9-12)
July 24 – August 4. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,200/$1,080 (discounted tuition)
Design, draft, and model a structure or space of your choosing during studio work sessions. Learn how to manipulate space, materials, and style through exercises that focus on drawing and thinking and through demonstrations of the properties of assorted materials. Draw and use architectural tools and techniques that are presented. Learn to translate your drawings into computer models in daily basic AutoCAD workshops. Use your architectural drawings to construct a model of your unique architectural design.
UPDATED! Songwriting Workshop (Grades 9-12)
July 10 – July 21. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,200/$1,080 (discounted tuition)
Develop your ability to write, record, perform, and promote your own songs! Receive instruction on piano and/or guitar, lyric writing, music theory and arranging. Learn to use Pro-Tools and Garage Band. Receive a DVD of the concert!
Acting Intensive (Grades 9-12)
June 26-July 21. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $2,100/$1,890 (discounted tuition)
Ranked as a Top 15 Precollege Summer Theater Program by backstage! Learn important acting practices of modern theater through scene work by developing the skills of building acting practices of modern theater through scene work by developing the skills of building characters, playing objectives, and expressing interior emotions physically and vocally. Perfect for beginners and advanced actors alike. Receive a DVD of the final performance!
Filmmaking Institute (Grades 9-12)
June 26-July 21. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $2,100/$1,890 (discounted tuition)
Bring your video camera! Advance your knowledge of visual storytelling. Write, direct, and act in original movies. Produce work that may be used in the college application process. Edit using professional software. View your film at the final screening and receive a recording of your movie!
NEW! Musical Theatre Bootcamp (Grades 9-12)
July 24-July 28. Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm. $890/$800 (discounted tuition)
Improve your musical theatre technique and gain confidence and a stronger understanding of the audition process for musical theatre and the many paths to performance! Identify the multitude of character “types” in musical theatre, which will help you choose, prepare, and practice a variety of audition materials. Receive daily instruction in acting, voice, and dance.
NEW! Acting for the Camera Bootcamp (Grades 9-12)
July 31-August 4. Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm. $890/$800 (discounted tuition)
Through daily on-camera work, learn to perform for the camera and gain an awareness of how the camera affects your performance. Discover how TV/film auditions differ from stage auditions and what to expect and how to prepare for them. Investigate the many pathways to performance in film/TV work. The skills you study in Acting for the Camera will support your work in any theatrical medium!
NEW! Theatre Design/Technology Intensive (Grades 9-12)
June 26-July 21. Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm. $2,100/$1,890 (discounted tuition)
Explore the behind-the-scenes elements of theatre production! Discover the roles that theatre design and technology play in the success of a performance. Gain an understanding of stage management, technical direction, set, lighting, and costume design skills, mirroring the theatre design/technology BFA program at Purchase College. Practical skills are applied through in-program projects and creative collaboration with other Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts programs.
3D Video Game/Makers Lab Creations (Grades 9-12)
June 26-July 7. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,100/$990 (discounted tuition)
Learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Design your first action figure, fashion custom jewelry, or new creation! Using professional-level modeling software, sculpt, texture, and learn to render your own 3D creation.
Code Breakers and App Designers (Grades 9-12)
July 10-July 21. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,200/$1,080 (discounted tuition)
NEW! (The ULTIMATE) Video Game and Virtual Reality Experience (Grades 9-12)
July 24 – August 4. Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,200/$1,080 (discounted tuition)
Develop games using a unique game engine and learn advanced-level editing, simple 3-D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! Learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3-D experiences.
Modern Journalism (Grades 9-12)
July 10 - July 21. Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,200/$1,080 (discounted tuition)
Channel your passion for the news, storytelling, and communicating! Improve your journalism skills and begin to understand how to report in depth and write clear and concise stories that capture an audience’s attention. Embrace multimedia journalism (video, photography, and social media platforms), and also learn to use professional editing software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe), sound recorders, and lighting equipment to properly prepare your photos and video for blogs, broadcast, or print. Delve into journalism’s role and responsibilities in society and its legal and ethical concerns.
UPDATED! Creative Writing Workshop (Grades 9-12)
July 24 - August 4. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,200/$1,080 (discounted tuition)
Create and share original work in a workshop-style format focusing on voice, character, tone, plot, and point of view.
Produce polished pieces for COLLEGE ESSAYS and/or award submissions.
UPDATED! Vocal Intensive (Grades 9-12)
June 26 – July 7. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $1,100/$990 (discounted tuition)
Learn to unlock the full potential of your voice through choral and solo training. Pursue an in- depth study of vocal skills and concepts as well as music theory. Receive a DVD of the final performance.
25th Annual Visual Arts Institute (Grades 10-12)
July 10-August 4. Monday-Friday. 9:30am-3:30pm. $2,300/$2,070 (discounted tuition)
Attend master workshops in drawing & painting and sculpture and an elective of your choice. Learn how to develop your portfolio and document your work. Display your work in the exhibition!
Early Drop-Off & Extended Day Options starting at 8am & ending at 5:30pm!
SAVE 10% when you pay in full by the early registration deadline, May 5, 2017
Click here for Open House Information- April 22, 2017.
Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts
SUNY Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1400