Middle, high school students can register for Summer Arts Academy at CCU

Middle and high school students can participate in an intensive study of music, visual arts or performing arts beginning in June at the 2014 Summer Arts Academy, which will be held on the Coastal Carolina University campus.

Registration is still open. Program fees range from $495 to $825 and include on-campus lodging and meals for students.

The Music Arts Academy will be held June 7-13 for students who are rising eighth-graders through rising 12th-graders of all ability levels. It will be directed by CCU music professor Tonya Propst and will focus on performance instruction, comprehensive musicianship, playing techniques, music appreciation and repertoire development. Students will rehearse and perform in sectionals, small ensembles and large ensembles. Ensembles include instruction in band, orchestra and choir. Tuition is $495.

The Performing Arts Academy will run from June 15-27 and is rooted in process, technique and truthful storytelling. Students will develop characters and hone their craft. The classes cover techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, improving physical and vocal performance skills, which are in line with top acting school practices. Attendees also will learn about the technical aspects of film acting in CCU's television studio. Tuition is $750.

The Summer Arts Academy for Visual Arts will be held in two sections. Tuition for students currently in grades six through eight is $750; the program is slightly shorter and runs from June 15-25. Students in grades nine through 11 pay $825, and the program runs from June 15-27. A supply fee of $70 is also required.

The visual arts program will be taught by CCU faculty, professional artists and exceptional local certified art educators, and this year’s theme is “Capture the Moment!” The program is designed to introduce artistic technique above and beyond what the participants would have learned in their school.

Visual Arts participants will be able to develop advanced skills in visual communication, portfolio development and manipulation of two- and three-dimensional media, as well as graphic design. The program will end with a gallery exhibit of artwork at the Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery and a duct-tape fashion show.

For more information or for an application, contact Kelli Barker at 349-5003 or