Summer Institute : Theater : Core Curriculum

The Goods
You will learn to explore, innovate, collaborate, problem-solve and push the boundaries of your creative expression in this four-week intensive program modeled after the world-class undergraduate theater programs at UArts. This experience will transition you from the high school stage to the college stage by offering an in-depth look at the training of University theater students and their preparation for the professional world in the performing arts.

Students will choose one track of focus:

Acting Musical Theater

Core Curriculum
All students in Theater will participate in a core foundation of:

  • Acting Studio (working with both classical and contemporary scripts, emphasizing scene study and character development)
  • Voice + Speech
  • Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Collaboration (students will create new pieces of theater together)

The Show
The program will culminate in a main-stage production as well as several short new works and one-acts designed to showcase the talent ans skills you have developed and honed during the program.  The final production is a major part of the Summer Institute experience and gives you real-life experience participating in a production in a professional venue in front of an audience.  On the final Saturday of the program, parents and friends are invited to our university theaters and galleries to celebrate your talents and acheivements. Please note that production rehearsals are in the evening and commuter students are required to attend evening rehearsals.

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THEATER 2013 SAMPLE SCHEDULE (2014 Information coming soon!)
You will have a unique schedule based on your area of interest. All students are required to attend classes and rehearsals from 9 am - 9 pm Monday through Friday, with scheduled breaks for lunch and dinner. All students are also expected to attend field trips, rehearsals and guest performances on Saturdays. Commuters please take note of mandatory class times and evening rehearsals as you consider your transit schedule.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7am -
9am
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Brunch Brunch
9am – 11am Theater Studio Voice + Speech (Acting + Musical Theater) or Production Management (Prodcution) Theater  Studio Voice + Speech (Acting + Musical Theater) or Production Management (Prodcution) Master Class - -
11am – 12am Theater  Studio Acting Seminar (Acting + Musical Theater) or Design Studio (Production) Theater  Studio  Improvisation Seminar (Acting + Musical Theater) or Design Studio (Production) Master Class - -
12am – 1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Trip to Theater Production Optional Field Trip
1pm – 2:30pm Script Analysis Dramatic + Comedic Interpretation (Acting) or Singing (Musical Theater) or Costume Design + Construction Workshop (Production) Script Analysis Dramaturgy (Acting) or Singing (Musical Theater) or Lighting Design (Production) Master Class or Advising Sessions Trip to Theater Production Optional Field Trip
2:30pm – 4pm Movement (Acting + Musical Theater) Stage Management (Production) Combat (Acting) or Dance (Musical Theater) or Costume Design + Construction Workshop (Production) Movement (Acting + Musical Theater) or Lighting Design (Production) Combat(Acting) or Dance (Musical Theater) or Stage Management (Production)  Movement (Acting + Musical Theater) Trip to Theater Production Optional Field Trip
4pm -
6pm
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
6pm -
9pm
Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal Guest Lecture or Rehearsal Rehearsal Activities with Cas Activities with Cas
10:30pm Residential Check-in Residential Check-in Residential Check-in Residential Check-in Residential Check-in Residential Check-in Residential Check-in
12 midnight Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out

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