Berridge Programs is an internationally renowned summer arts program provider for young artists age 14-19. We offer college-level training and mentoring in Acting, Film, Writing, Musical Theatre and more. We have two in-person programs running this summer at Westmont College in stunning Santa Barbara, CA.
SPOTLIGHT is a rigorous arts program taught by industry professionals and working artists. Choose up to two majors from: Acting, Musical Theatre, Writing or Filmmaking. There are classes and workshops each day and each week concludes in a showcase of work. The program is hosted on the stunning 120-acre campus of Westmont College and offers outstanding facilities, a full program of activities and a taste of independent college campus living. Boost your creative skills and meet like-minded creative teens from around the country this summer!
"I just got into NYU Tisch and I couldn’t have done it without the confidence and skill I gained at Berridge. Thank you Berridge! Making dreams come true one child at a time!"
GENERATE/2021 the only program of its kind in the country dedicated entirely to making and premiering original work. Collaborate with artists across the disciplines including Acting, Film, Dance, Music, Studio Art, Design and Photography. Mornings offer a variety of workshops for every interest and you are welcome to cross disciplines and learn something new. Afternoons will be spent in studio and rehearsal time collaborating with your faculty mentors and fellow artists. All of your creative work will be premiered at our Generate Arts Festival at the end of the program.
"It was at Berridge I found the courage to create and the confidence to apply to some big arts programs that I wouldn't have been brave enough to apply for previously. Oh, and I GOT IN!"
Berridge Programs are open to all students of all levels of experience with enthusiasm and passion creating. Scholarships are available. Spaces are limited for 2021. Apply now!
Cost and Session Information
Spotlight - July 5th - 25th, 2021
Generate July 25th - August 1st, 2021
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I attended Berridge for three summers—it was a completely transformative experience each time, and I cannot recommend the program and the people more highly. I learned so much about myself as a person and an artist, and it's what ultimately helped me decide to pursue a study of theater in college, and today, a career in the arts. At Berridge, I felt completely free to explore and play and take risks because the instructors created a very special environment that fostered an openness and a generosity of spirit I haven't found in many places. I grew immeasurably in my craft and was so impressed with the caliber of work those around me brought to class each day.