Summer Program Requirements

    Summer Program Application Information

    Admission to the Discovery, Academy, and Summer Dance programs is based primarily on artistic potential and ability.

    Program Dates, Eligibility & Fees


    A two-week program for rising ninth grade students interested in concentrating in Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts. While they work intensely in their art area, students are also exposed to the other art areas with opportunities to attend performances and guest lectures. South Carolina residency required.
    • June 18 - June 30, 2017
    • Tuition: $950* including a $50 non-refundable deposit.


    A two-week program for rising tenth grade students who desire intensive training in Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts (including Animation Studies). The curriculum incorporates studio work, self-directed studies, performance, field trips, lectures and presentations by faculty and guest artists. South Carolina residency required.

    • July 9 - 22, 2017
    • Tuition: $950* including a $50 non-refundable deposit.

    Summer Dance

    Intensive five-week training in ballet for rising seventh through twelfth grade students (must be at least 12 years old by June 1, 2017, to attend). South Carolina residency is not required.

    • June 18 - July 22, 2017
    • Tuition: $2,100* including a $50 non-refundable deposit.

    *Full and partial scholarships are available to South Carolina residents with validated financial needs. Fees are subject to change without notice. More information on Fees and Financial Assistance

    Program Application Deadline & Procedures

  • Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Applications completed and submitted by November 30, 2016 will have the application fee automatically waived.

  • Applications submitted after Wednesday, January 4, 2017, will be processed on a space available basis.

  • Teacher recommendations must also be submitted by the above deadlines in order for your application to be considered complete. 
  • The Admissions Office will notify you if information is missing from his/her application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  • Candidates may apply for more than one art area, but may attend in only one.

  • Application Fees

    The application fee is $25 for each application submitted. For those in need of financial assistance, the Application Fee Waiver Form included in the application may be submitted instead of this fee. The application fee will automatically be waived for any student submitting an application by November 30, 2016. Upon acceptance of an offer of admission, students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to secure a place in the program.


    Art Area Requirements

    In addition to the above requirements, each high school program art area has special application and audition requirements.