Summer Programs

Summer students experience the challenges and rewards of intensive arts training. The summer faculty is made up of practicing artists who are dedicated to nurturing creative potential. Summer students have the opportunity to showcase their work in end-of-session recitals, readings and presentations. While learning discipline and craft from instructors who are practicing artists, they also form bonds with emerging artists from all the art areas in a supportive and engaging environment.

Application Information, Fees & Program Dates

Summer Programs include:

Summer Discovery - A two-week program for rising ninth graders interested in Creative Writing, Drama, Music or Visual Arts. While they work intensely in their art area, students are exposed to the other art areas with opportunities to attend performances and guest lectures. South Carolina residency required. Apply in the 8th grade.

Summer Academy - A two-week program for rising tenth graders desiring intensive study in Creative Writing, Drama, Music or Visual Arts. The unique curriculum incorporates studio work, self-directed studies, performances, field trips, lectures and presentations by faculty and guest artists. South Carolina Residency required. Apply in the 9th grade.

Summer Dance - This five-week program offers intensive training in ballet. Students may apply during their 6th-11th grade years to attend the summer before their 7th-12th grade years. (Applicants must be 12 years of age by June 1 of the year they attend). South Carolina residency is not required.

*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