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College Summer Programs

Intensive summer study in an arts discipline can open your eyes to passions you didn't know you had and/or prepare you for college study and a career. Most of the programs listed below are college-based, which gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with a school you may be considering applying to, and sometimes allows you to earn college credit and preferential application status. Applications to summer programs are accepted as early as February. Please see an arts teacher or your college counselor if you need a recommendation or assistance with your application. The list below constitutes a starting point for research, and does not represent every existing program. While we encourage students to experience summer study, inclusion on this list does not signify an endorsement by Park Tudor of these particular programs.


Ball State University Architecture + Planning Camp @CAP: Indy
Butler University Music Performance Camps
IUPUI Herron School of Art + Design Pre-College Program


Anderson University PreCollege Summer Programs (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
Ball State University Youth Summer Design Workshop
Goshen College Musical Theater Camp
Indiana University High School Journalism Institute
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Summer Music Clinic
Notre Dame Precollege Summer Scholars program (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
Taylor University PreCollege Academic Summer Camps (journalism, musical theatre, and filmmaking)

Outside Indiana

Barnard College Summer in the City (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
Boston Architectural College Summer Academy High School Design Exploration
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (music, theatre, visual arts)
Boston University Visual Arts Summer Institute
Bradley University Summer Forensics Institute
Brandeis University Precollege Programs (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
California State Summer School for the Arts (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music - CCM Prep
Columbia College Chicago Summer at Columbia (filmmaking, digital music, game development, illustration, entrepreneurship)
Davidson College July Experience (3-week seminars in the humanities, sciences, and arts; course offerings change annually)
Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) Summer Programs
FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) Signature Summer Program
Georgetown University Summer High School Programs (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
Gustavus Adolphus College Summer Speech Institute
Harvard University Summer Programs for High School Students (multiple performing arts disciplines)
Illinois State University Summer Speech and Debate Institutes
Interlochen Summer Camps: Dance, Filmmaking, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
International Film Institute of New York Summer Filmmaking Intensive
Ithaca College Summer College for High School Students (acting, media and communication studies, musical theatre)
Johns Hopkins Pre-College summer programs (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines, programs of varying lengths)
Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive
Maine Media Workshops + College Young Artist Workshops (photography, filmmaking, and film acting)
MassArt Summer Intensives (visual arts)
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) Summer Pre-College Art and Design Residency Program
NYU Steinhardt Performing Arts Summer Programs
NYU Tisch High School Programs (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
Oberlin College & Conservatory Summer Programs (music composition and performance)
Otis College of Art and Design Summer of Art
Parsons School of Design Summer Intensives in New York or Paris
The Putney School Summer Arts (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute Summer@Rensselaer Academic Enrichment Programs (multiple courses incorporating architecture, design, and STEAM)
Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College
Ringling College of Art and Design PreCollege (computer animation, fine arts, film, game art, graphic design, illustration, motion design, photography & imaging, virtual reality development, visual studies, business of art & design)
Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts Summer Institutes (multiple visual and performing arts disciplines)
SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) Pre-college summer programs
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Summer Institute Residency Program
Skidmore Pre-College Program (liberal arts, science, and visual arts classes)
Spelman College: Ways of Seeing: Art History, Curating and Museums
Stanford University Summer Arts Institute (interdisciplinary arts courses)
Tulane University Career Explorations in Architecture Summer Pre-College Program
Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Dance and Theater programs
UCLA Art Summer Institute (visual)
University of Michigan MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill UNC Music Workshop
University of Pennsylvania Art: Summer at Penn (visual arts)
Yale Summer Drama Program