SUMMER EXPLORATORIES

 

New for 2018, our Summer Arts and Media Camp Intensives are week-long, non-credit options for students age 12 through 18, offering a deep-dive experience exploring genres and methods within a specific discipline. Classes in this full-day program are hands-on, collaborative, and at a more rigorous pace so students can develop a deeper understanding of the topics, while also producing their own pieces throughout the week. Intensives are open to students of all experience levels - from those who are completely new to a subject area, up to and including those who are hoping to refine their already existing talents.

Please visit the Summer Arts and Media Camp page for more information.

Summer Exploratories

AGES 12 - 18

Exploratories Structure

Summer Exploratories are designed to help students hone in on their individual interests cultivated after multi-disciplinary introductory programs like the Summer Arts and Media Camp. Immersions are independent of each other, allowing students to customize their own summer arts program experience. In most immersions, students will be divided into collaborative small groups based on grade levels. Each group will be assigned one teaching assistant who will join them throughout the duration of the day. Structures will vary slightly depending on the discipline but in general, students will begin the week learning about the background of the immersive discipline and start collaborating and experimenting on their own work within it. The middle of the week will be focused, goal-oriented days, to start building out pieces. The end of camp will focus on refinement, showcasing work, and reflection.  

Summer Exploratories are appropriate for all experience levels, but open only to middle and high school students age 12 through 18, entering grades 7th through 12th. Although no prior experience in an immersion is required, students must be invested in learning a new discipline and prepared to actively participate in all activities to maintain the engaging and highly collaborative environment for all attendees. Students entering 1st through 6th grade are eligible for the Summer Arts and Media Camp which aligns with the Summer Exploratory dates and times.

Programs for Summer 2018

Filmmaking
COMEDY: June 25 – June 29, 2018
THRILLERS: July 23 – July 27, 2018

Performance
MUSICAL THEATER: June 25 – June 29, 2018
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA: July 30 – August 3, 2018

Visual Arts
ABSTRACTION: July 9 – July 13, 2018
DRAWING: August 6 – August 10, 2018

Photography
PHOTO MANIPULATIONS: July 16 – July 20, 2018
CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY (Street and Portraiture): August 13 – August 17, 2018


Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Drop-Off (no students can be admitted to the building prior to 8:30am)
  • 9:00am – 11:00am: Class 1
  • 11:00am – 11:15am: Break
  • 11:15am-1:15pm: Class 2
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 3:45pm: Class 3
  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Dismissal
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Extended Care (additional fee)


Tuition & Fees

  • $500.00: One intensive
  • $400.00: Each additional intensive after the first, any combination
  • $100.00: Optional Extended Care (per week) 

Have questions? Check our FAQ page for answers to many common questions. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us at summercamp@colum.edu.