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Students who are already pursuing higher education can benefit from taking compressed courses during the summer. These summer courses can be taken in a number of different subjects to suit the needs of a student’s interests or degree requirements.

What is a summer course in performing arts? The options for these summer classes vary according to the type of institution and the area of concentration the student chooses. Some students may want to take the summer to focus on a specific area of acting, such as classical drama or comedy, while others may focus on developing an extra drama skill, such as directing. The summer classes could be translated into credits toward a degree in drama or the performing arts.

A summer course in performing arts provides an opportunity to concentrate on an aspect of dramatic or performing arts that might not be available as part of the regular curriculum. In addition, a summer course could enable a student to develop a specific project.

The cost of a summer course in performing arts depends on the location and popularity of the institution offering the course, the level and the materials used. For some students, financial aid may be available to reduce the costs.

Summer classes in performing arts enable students to work towards a degree or may further one’s plans to embark in a career in theater or drama. A summer course may involve a project that could lead to a longer-term run of a play or a career in dramatic arts. The graduate of a performing arts degree may find a career in theater management, performance, stage direction, and even film making.

Many colleges and universities or schools for the arts offer a number of performing arts courses during the summer. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of your chose by filling in the lead form.

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Helsinki Summer School

This course explores the development of the popular music style of Heavy Metal. The primary focus will be on the musical elements of the genre, its historical features an ... [+]

Heavy Metal Music in Contemporary History and Society

ORGANISER:

Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Taiteiden tutkimuksen kandiohjelma Taiteiden tutkimuksen maisteriohjelma

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Paolo Ribaldini

Target students

The course aims to be as multidisciplinary as possible, encouraging collaboration between students from different academic backgrounds. The ideal candidates are advanced Bachelor’s or Master’s students of musical practice, musicology, social studies, semiotics, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, language studies, gender studies and pedagogy.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
17 days
Campus
University Of Avignon

Development of French language skills, in connection with the Theatre Festival of Avignon. ... [+]

Summer course "French and Theatre" from From July 2019.

Development of French language skills, in connection with the Theatre Festival of Avignon.

Program

Minimum level required: Elementary (A2). The course is not suitable for beginners. A specific programme can be offered to a group of beginners, please contact us. French language classes: 30 hours Students are tested then placed into groups depending on their level. Both oral and written skills are covered, after a needs analysis based on the initial placement tests. A range of communicative activities, connected with the Theatre Festival, are carried out (vox pops, interviews, creative writing), as well as an introduction to the theatre plays planned in the cultural programme. Theatre workshop: 15 hours Voice and movement, improvisation, then work from texts. The workshop will lead to a performance, which will conclude the course. French Theatre History: 5 hours In connection with the shows planned in the theatre programme.... [-]

France Avignon
June 2019
Full-time
3 - 20 
Campus
IES Abroad

Study Music History and Performance in Vienna, a city recognized around the world for its influence on the development of classical music. ... [+]

Overview

Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna is a city of about 1.8 million inhabitants that has, since its founding in the 3rd century, served as a bridge between a myriad of cultures. As an important crossroads between North and South, East and West, the city became a natural melting pot for new ideas. Out of this cultural richness has emerged a wealth of artistic accomplishments and innovative thinking—a heritage that we explore in our summer programs.

Vienna has been home to many of history's greatest composers, from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Brahms, Mahler, and Schoenberg. To this day, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper continue to help make Vienna a true "city of music." Study Music History and Performance in Vienna, a city recognized around the world for its influence on the development of classical music.... [-]

Austria Vienna
May 2019
Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

Over the course of the summer, you will come to know Dublin's winding streets and unique charm through a variety of culturally enriching opportunities. The program offers ... [+]

Overview

The IES Abroad Intensive Acting Program gives you an intensive, practical approach to performance. Over the course of the summer, you will come to know Dublin's winding streets and unique charm through a variety of culturally enriching opportunities. The program offers enrollment at the acclaimed National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting, housing in fully-equipped student apartments, and field trips throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Courses are taught by The National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting (NTSI-GSA) and IES Abroad instructors. These courses are held at the NTSI-GSA and IES Abroad Center, and are worth 6 credits total.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
June 2019
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

You will immerse yourself in French language study and the culture of the Midi region of France. A highlight of this program is the language-intensive lunches that take p ... [+]

Overview

The charming Provençal town of Arles, with a 2,000-year-old Roman arena at its center, is famous for its beautiful architecture and its association with Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso. Many dance, music, photography, theater, and folklore festivals take place in and around the city throughout the summer, making it a vibrant location for summer study in France.

You will immerse yourself in French language study and the culture of the Midi region of France. A highlight of this program is the language-intensive lunches that take place at local restaurants, where you practice your French with IES Abroad professors and staff while enjoying the wonderful cuisine of Provence. Fridays are reserved for course-related activities and excursions, such as cooking classes, concerts at the Arènes d’Arles, a Van Gogh walking tour, theater workshops, and more.... [-]

France Arles
June 2019
Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

Over the three-week period this imaginative and inspirational theatre summer school program will combine a series of skill-based master classes and ensemble workshops in ... [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university towns of St Andrews or Cambridge in the UK or New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. Students who gain a place at ISSOS will be able to create a personalised three-week program to suit both their academic needs and wider interests, by choosing one academic and one elective program.

Mornings at ISSOS are dedicated to academic study and our high-quality academic programs. Classes meet daily for three hours and, unlike other summer schools, we limit numbers in order to guarantee that all our students will benefit from small class sizes and individual attention. Academic Program Options:... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews Cambridge USA New Haven  + 1 More
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
The International Summer School for Teens

Our theatre class gives students a thorough understanding of the creative process. ... [+]

Itinerary

Our Theatre class offers students the opportunity to take part in all aspects of the creative process.

Students work as a group to learn and develop the skills required to create, design, produce and star in a professional Theatre production. Our theatre class is a challenging, intense and highly rewarding elective.

Exercises that explore the techniques of acting Develop skills related to voice projection Explore the importance of movement in storytelling Understand the creative process in writing and producing a piece of work Reflecting both during and after the creative process Improvisation workshop Perform at Macrobert Arts Centre, a leading multi-arts venue located on the main campus of the University of Stirling. Film making workshop Produce a theatre production for the end of school recital ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
June 2019
20 days
Campus