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Purchase College: Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts

Serious Foundation. Serious Fun. Ignite your passion or hone your skills in acting, creative writing, filmmaking, songwriting, voice, performing arts, and visual arts in intensive enrichment experiences, with experienced educators and teaching artists. The Purchase College Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts are sure to create many treasured memories for you and your entire family!

Welcome to the Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York! 

For more than 40 years, these programs have been so much more than camps...

 Quality Programming
We believe that summer enrichment is powerful…potentially transformational. Be inspired by our scenic campus, learn new skills from amazing artists and educators, and create with other students who share your passion. Students 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 student-to-staff ratio is no more than 10:1. 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 campus performance spaces. Actors obtain specialized instruction through master classes, rehearse in actors’ studios, and perform in campus performance spaces. Filmmakers use the campus as their set and learn to edit using professional editing software in Purchase Colege editing labs. 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 are looking forward to Summer 2024! More information coming soon...

Purchase College Summer Programs include classes in Acting, Acting on Camera, Auditioning, Creative Writing, Filmmaking, Improv, Musical Theatre, Photography, Songwriting, Visual Art, and Vocal Intensive.