Purchase College State University of New York - Youth and Precollege Programs

For more than 40 years, the Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts at Purchase College have been much more than camps.

Summer students from grades 3-12 learn new skills in a rich environment full of new skills, 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, and journalism programs.

  

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Quality Programming

Students study with accomplished artists and experienced educators who are assisted by teacher’s assistants (TAs)—undergraduates most often majoring in the program’s discipline—in programs where the student-to-staff ratio is no more than 10:1. Students are inspired by our scenic 500-acre campus and are able to experience Purchase College while enjoying an outstanding education in their areas of interest and working with other students who share a passion for the arts. Each program concludes with a performance, exhibit, reading, film screening, symposium, or other culminating event for families and friends to showcase the skills that they have learned.

College Resources

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 College’s performance spaces. Filmmakers use the campus as their set and learn to edit using professional editing software 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.

Summer 2019 Youth Programs in The Arts - (Grades 4–8 unless otherwise noted)

Purchase College believes that summer enrichment is powerful…potentially transformational. Be inspired by their scenic campus, learn new skills from amazing artists and educators, and create with other students who share your passion.

The summer youth programs in the arts at Purchase College provide a unique opportunity to spend the summer exploring the visual and performing arts—and more!—under the guidance of experienced instructors and practicing artists. These youth programs are designed to enable the exploration of a variety of artistic genres.

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

  

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Summer 2019 Precollege Programs in the Arts - (Grades 9–12 unless otherwise noted)

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

  

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Additional Information

Name: Purchase College, State University of New York - Summer 2019 Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts
Address: 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Website: purchase.edu
Phone: 914-251-6000

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