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▶ ACADEMY 2012 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Specialized summer programs offer you the ideal opportunity to experience The Academy's legendary conservatory training during our new five-week program, or you can choose to focus on one aspect of your craft by enrolling in one of several two-week intensives, including camera technique, audition techniques and musical theatre. All programs are ideally suited for advanced actors, educators, and beginning actors alike.

Whether you choose to study in New York or Los Angeles you will find instructors who share your passion and are committed to helping you prepare for a meaningful career.

- Small class sizes for one-on-one instruction
- Training offered for stage, film and television
- Diverse international student body
- Performance opportunities
- Academy Certificate of Training awarded
- Scholarship opportunities for full-time Conservatory Training

Click Here to Download the Summer Programs application and registration information plus view The Academy's Summer Savings Options.

Students ages 12-17 are eligible for The Academy's Conservatory for Young Actors summer program in Los Angeles. Click Here for more details.





5 WEEK SUMMER CONSERVATORY TRAINING

Los Angeles and New York Campuses
June 25 - July 27

Coursework includes Acting, Voice and Speech, Vocal Production and Movement. Classes are taught by professional instructors, each one is expert in his or her craft as actor, director, vocal artist or dancer.

Admission to the five-week program is by audition.
Click HERE for audition requirements.



ACTING

Training: Discover and expand relaxed, free, truthful use of self in imaginary circumstances; develop trust in spontaneous, moment-to-moment reactions

Classwork: Exercises for relaxation, concentration and sensitivity to fellow actors, as well as internal and external stimuli to achieve focus and involvement, which leads to dramatic analysis, improvisation and scene study.


VOICE AND SPEECH

Training: Add strength and emotional range to student's natural voice; develop voice as an instrument of communication on or off stage

Classwork: Basic principles of voice production applied through structured exercises for placement and breath control, with emphasis on articulation, intonation, stress and phrasing


VOCAL PRODUCTION

Training: Build the vocal instrument through music; identify and correct vocal problems

Classwork: Scales and songs; unlocking emotions and expression through music


MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS
4 hours per week

Training: Develop body as an instrument for the actor

Classwork: Basic dance techniques; general movement exercises to develop imagination, muscular coordination and control


ELECTIVES
Electives are available to 5 Week Conservatory Training students. The availability of each Elective is subject to demand.

Musical Theatre
Stage Combat
Fencing
Auditioning for the Camera
Improvisation
Dance for the Actor (Los Angeles Campus Only)
Audition Monologues (Los Angeles Campus Only)
Camera Technique (Los Angeles Campus Only)
Alexander Technique (Los Angeles Campus Only)


Schedule
Monday - Friday
Morning Session is 9 am to 1 pm or Afternoon Session 2 pm to 6 pm
Placement in the Morning or the Afternoon Session is announced 1-2 weeks before the class begins. Selection is at the discretion of the Director of Instruction, taking into account your preference, in addition to your audition and the suitability of each student to each instructor and overall student balance in creating an optimal learning environment.

June 25 - July 27 (Monday, July 23 - students will follow a Wednesday schedule to compensate for the Independence Day holiday)

This five-week conservatory training is a stand-alone course and may not be taken concurrently with classes offered by The Academy.





2 WEEK INTENSIVES

Los Angeles and New York
No audition required for Two-Week Intensives

Los Angeles Campus
2 Week Summer Course Offerings
Monday - Friday
9 am to 4 pm

Intensive A
July 16 - July 27 (Classes offered: Camera 1 and Camera 2)

Intensive B
July 30 - August 10 (Classes offered: Camera 1, Camera 2 and Audition Intensive)


Camera 1: Camera Acting for Film & Television
This Camera Acting Intensive is designed for the beginning to intermediate actor who wants a deeper understanding of working in film and television, including the "business of the business." These classes are designed to provide a professional and thorough understanding of the on-camera process and alleviate the anxiety of working on camera. Classes explore the various genres within film and television including the television sitcom, commercial acting, film and live television. On camera acting classes are limited in size to 10 students.

Course of study:
Acting Technique, 8 hours per week
Audition Technique for Film & Television, 5 hours per week
The Industry Class, 2 hours per week
Working in Film, 5 hours per week
Sitcom Acting, 5 hours per week
Working on the Daily Drama, 2 hours per week
Commercial Technique, 2 hours per week
Make-up for Camera, 2 hours


Camera 2: Advanced Camera Acting
Designed for students who already completed Camera 1 or the First Year of Academy Conservatory training, these classes provide a deeper understanding of the on-camera process, and enhance the actor's comfort level with working on camera. Classes explore the various genres within film and television. On camera acting classes are limited in size to 10 students.

Course of study:
Acting Technique II, 8 hours per week
Audition Technique II, 6 hours per week
The Industry Class, 2 hours per week
Working in Film II, 5 hours per week
Sitcom Acting II, 5 hours per week
Working on the Daily Drama II, 2 hours per week
Commercial Technique II, 2 hours per week


Audition Intensive
Auditions, whether for schools or roles, are a fact of life for all actors. This two-week intensive is designed to prepare individuals who have an understanding of acting and singing basics for a successful audition. Topics include finding your type, picking strong material, preparing for and performing your audition, and cold readings. This intensive is designed for both actors auditioning for schools/festivals and working actors who want to improve their skills. Students should arrive with at least two monologues of contrasting value that can be presented in class.

Course of study:
Your Type and Material, 4 hours per week
Preparing and Performing, 6 hours per week
Cold Readings, 2 hours per week
Seminars, 2 hours per week
Song Interpretation, 6 hours per week


New York Campus
2 Week Summer Course Offerings
Monday-Friday
Depending on chosen two-week intensive, students should be prepared to be in class between the hours of 9am to 6pm, on certain days.

Placement in the Morning or the Afternoon Session is announced 1-2 weeks before the class begins. Selection is at the discretion of the Director of Instruction. Classes are assigned to accommodate preference, background similarities, acting maturity and objectives.

Intensive A (Classes offered: Musical Theatre and Camera Acting & Audition Technique)
June 11 - June 22

Intensive B (Classes offered: Musical Theatre, Camera Acting & Audition Technique and Audition Intensive)
July 9 - July 20

Intensive C (Class offered: Audition Intensive)
July 30 - August 10


Musical Theatre
This program is designed for the beginning to intermediate actor in musical theatre who wants to broaden his or her understanding of the craftsmanship involved for the performer. It is comprised of daily coursework in dance, vocal production, song interpretation, acting, and individual coaching. The course will culminate with a presentation of work for evaluation by industry professionals.
  • Bring a prepared song with sheet music in your key. Assessment and song assignments are given on the first day of class.
  • Bring appropriate dance attire and tap shoes.
Course of study:
Choreography / Movement, 4 hours per week
Jazz / Tap, 6 hours per week
Voice Technique, 4 hours per week
Song Interpretation, 4 hours per week
Acting Exercises / Sensory Work, 6 hours per week
Performance Master Class, 4 hours per week


Camera Acting & Audition Technique
This intensive is designed for the beginning to intermediate actor who wants a deeper understanding of working in film and television. The classes are designed to bring a professional and thorough understanding of the on-camera process and alleviate the anxiety of working on camera. Classes will also explore the various genres within film and television including the television sitcom, commercial acting, film and live television, along with the "business of the business."

Course of study:
Camera Acting Technique, 6 hours per week
Monologue Technique, 6 hours per week
Dance / Movement, 4 hours per week
Voice Production, 4 hours per week
Acting Exercises, 4 hours per week


Audition Intensive
Auditions, whether for schools or roles in plays, film or television, are a fact of life for all actors. This two-week intensive is designed to prepare individuals who have an understanding of acting and singing basics for a successful audition. Topics include finding your type, picking strong material, preparing for and performing your audition, and cold readings. This intensive is designed for both actors auditioning for schools/festivals and working actors who want to improve their skills. Students should arrive with at least two monologues of contrasting value that can be presented in class.

Course of study:
Monologue Technique, 6 hours per week
Acting Exercises, 4 hours per week
Song Interpretation, 4 hours per week
Singing Workshop, 6 hours per week

Faculty biographies and credentials are available by clicking HERE.





SUMMER HOUSING

The Academy offers a variety of attractive off-campus housing options through special arrangements with local housing services. Options are listed on this website and on page 25 of the 2012 - 2013 Catalog. Students under the age of 18 will need to secure housing with friends or relatives as most housing services will not accept persons less than 18 years of age.





SUMMER TUITION

Application Fee (non-refundable)        $50

Five Week Program     $2,000
      Electives     $250

Two Week Intensive (each)     $1,500

Enrollment is limited and space is reserved only upon full tuition payment.

Tuition Deadline for 5-Week Program - May 28 (International Students May1)
Tuition Deadlines for 2-Week Programs - 30 Days Prior to each program start date

Summer Program Refund Policies
Requests for refunds must be addressed to the Director of Admissions and received no later than 30 days prior to the start date of the each Summer Program. Requests for refunds made less than 30 days prior to the program start date will carry a $100 processing fee.





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