Art, Music, and Writing Programs

American University – School of Communications
Discover the world of communication in professional, hands-on summer workshops in the full range of disciplines in media, communications, digital, photography, film, animation, and music production.

Berklee College of Music
Berklee offers five to twelve week programs that focus on performance, music theory, recording sessions, song writing, and specific instruments.

Boston University Visual Arts Summer Institute
BU offers an intensive four-week visual art program designed to help students build their art portfolios for the college process.

Bowdoin International Music Festival
Bowdoin engages renowned artists from major conservatories, orchestras and performing groups worldwide to serve as instructors. For serious performers with advanced musical ability.

California College of the Arts and Pre-College Program

Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Summer Journalism Workshop
This workshop is held the last week in June every year. Students stay on Columbia's campus in New York for a fully structured program where they can take one focused class such as Reporting and Writing, Editorial Leadership, Beginner/Intermediate Design, and Design Concepts. Classes are held twice a day, and additional curricular activities include lectures from professional speakers, professional critique, and a Broadway show with a private talk back to practice reporting in a professional setting. The program is open to all high schoolers of every grade.

Creative Writing Program at St. Andrews University (Scotland)

Denison University: The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Duke Domestic Field Studies

Emerson College Summer Arts and Communication Academy
Programs offered from Filmmaking to Studio Television to Theater to Stage Design to Writers. Additional programs in journalism and political communication.

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Each summer, young artists from around the world gather to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors.

Interplay Jazz Camp
Offers a week-long holistic jazz workshop that integrates meditation, yoga and natural foods to enhance creativity and support a relaxed approach to practicing and performing.

Jazz in July: Summer Music Program at UMass
Over thirty years of jazz instruction connecting innovation, education, and inspiration.

The Juilliard School Pre-College Summer Programs
Applications are reviewed beginning in mid-February and some programs require auditions. Juilliard offers a full range of opportunities in theatre, music, dance, and vocal studies.

Kenyon College Review Young Writers Summer Program
Young Writers is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who value writing.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts: Pre-College Summer Studio
The five-week Pre-College Summer Studio is an unique and rigorous program focused on making art, sharing art, and living art.

Northwestern University National High School Institute – Cherubs
Approximately 400 students will enroll in the Institute’s 3 Divisions: Debate, Film & Video Production, and Theatre Arts. Students in the Institute are affectionately called Cherubs, a tradition that began in the 1930s with the founder of the Institute, Dean Ralph Dennis.

Rhode Island School of Design
The Summer Studies program in the visual and liberal arts encompasses a wide spectrum of interests designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

Sewanne Young Writer’s Conference
Literary stars including Arthur Miller, Derek Walcott, Horton Foote, Mark Strand, and Ernest Gaines, join serious high school writers for two weeks of intensive literary discussion and creation.

Tisch School of the Arts

Vassar College Powerhouse Summer Theatre Program

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