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USF School of Creative Arts Offering Summer Academies

USF School of Creative Arts Offering Summer Academies

High school students will have opportunity to learn music technology, theatre and art at University of Saint Francis.

April 7, 2015 FORT WAYNE, Ind. The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will host pre-college summer academies in theatre, music technology and art July 6-24 for high school students in grades 9-12. The music technology and theatre academies will take place in the North Campus music technology facilities at 2702 Spring St., while the art academy will be held in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communications on Leesburg Road. Classes run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The theatre program will focus on monologue selection, on-stage performance, audition preparation, voice and movement strengthening, stage presence and confidence. The students will conclude their study by performing a one-act production during the academy student awards ceremony.

The pre-college summer music tech program provides training in the musical arts and guides students as they create their own digital recordings using the University of Saint Francis music technology studios and Musical Instrument Digital Interface lab. The program is designed for high school students and recent graduates with an interest in audio recording and song writing. Each day includes group classes and individual instruction.

The pre-college summer art academy allows high school students to study the visual arts, work with professional artists, visit museums and develop professional portfolios for college entrance and scholarship applications. The program is highly structured, with students choosing two courses in morning and afternoon sessions from a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media.

These intense, three-week programs include supplies, lunch and transportation. Cost is $160 per student. For a registration form or further information, call 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

The USF School of Creative Arts is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

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