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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Serious Foundation… Serious Fun

Welcome to the Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York! For over 25 years, these summer programs have been much more than camps.

Students experience a rich environment full of exciting beginnings, new friends and achievements, as well as growth and independence. They are immersed in a variety of exciting and enriching learning opportunities such as songwriting, acting, architecture, visual arts, creative writing, filmmaking, video game and app creation, voice, fashion, musical theatre, and more.


Quality Programming

They study with accomplished artists and experienced educators who are assisted by Teacher’s Assistants (TAs) – undergraduates most often majoring in the program's discipline – in programs where the staff to student ratio is no more than 10:1. Students are inspired by our scenic 500 acre campus and are able to experience Purchase College, SUNY while enjoying an outstanding education in their areas of interest and work with other students who share a passion for the arts. Each program concludes with a performance, exhibit, reading, film screening, fashion show, or other culminating event for families and friends to showcase the skills that they have learned. .

College Resources

Summer students are introduced to the impressive resources available to Purchase College undergraduates. Musicians practice in the Conservatory of Music’s practice rooms, record in the recording studios and perform in the Choral and Recital Halls. Actors obtain specialized instruction through master classes, rehearse in actors’ studios, and perform in the Performing Arts Center’s and other campus performance spaces. Filmmakers use the campus as their set and learn to edit using Final Cut Pro in the Library’s Digital Media Zone. Artists make art in the Visual Arts Building—160,000 square feet of art-making opportunity. It is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Northeast, providing students with superb studio environments, plus state-of-the-art software and hardware specifically geared to the demands of professional design and art making.

We hope that you choose Purchase College, SUNY for your child’s summer experience. It is sure to create many treasured memories for your entire family.


2015 DATES:
Session 1: June 29 - July 10
Session 2: July 13 - July 24
Session 3: July 27 - August 7  

Summer 2015 program information will be available in January 2015.

SPRING 2015 Precollege Program:
Creative Writing Workshop for Teens
Find out more!

 

Updated October 7, 2014

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Spring 2015:

Precollege Programs
in the Arts

(grades 9–12)

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