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UConn's Pre-College Summer Dramatic Arts: Theatre course provides high school students the opportunity to experience the intricate world of theatre at a nationally ranked public university campus.
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Offered during Session 1, our Dramatic Arts: Theatre course presents students with an insider's look into what makes a production click. This one-of-a-kind opportunity not only allows students to build skills and explore the many facets of the industry, but to grow as positive and disciplined team players who are ready to dive in and collaborate.
Acting: Students will participate in theater games and text work designed to strengthen their craft as actors. They will improvise, devise and perform short scenes with their peers in an environment that is supportive and fun.
Playwriting: Students will learn the basics of structural analysis and write their own short scripts that will contain all the elements of storytelling structure.
Backstage: Students will attend a professional musical theatre performance in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Nutmeg Summer Series and participate in a talkback with the professional actors. A backstage tour will be included.
This program is offered with special thanks to UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
2019 Pre-College Summer Dates:
Session 1: July 7 – July 13
Session 2: July 14 – July 20
Session 3: July 21 – July 27
Session 4: July 28 – August 3
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Cost and Session Information
Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense.
*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $40.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process, and is separate from enrollment costs.
Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.
Take Advantage of our Spring Special and get $100 off of your enrollments costs!
1 Week: $2050 $1950 - Price for one session
2 Weeks: $3950 $3850 - $1900 for a second session (receive a $150 discount)
3 Weeks: $5700 $5600- $1750 for a third session (receive a $300 discount)
4 Weeks: $7300 $7200 - $1600 for a fourth session (receive a $450 discount)
Spring Special!: Submit your application by Sunday, April 21st for $100 off of your course enrollment costs.
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above.
Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.