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Summer Programs

Metals Class, FAA Summer Intensive 2017, Photo by Natalie Fiol

Join other talented high school students to explore creativity, build valuable skills, and become immersed in the arts at our summer programs. 

June 23–29, 2019

Immerse yourself in a one-week, college-level program and become part of a creative community of talented and serious artists from diverse backgrounds. The FAA Summer Intensive provides a perfect platform for high school students to learn about careers in the arts, create strong portfolio pieces, and get a true taste of college life. The broad curriculum allows students to choose a major and a minor for the week. Whether you want to hone an existing talent or sample new options, the FAA Summer Intensive has something for you. Find out more.

Discover Architecture introduces high school students to how architecture shapes a sustainably built environment through hands-on studio exercises in drawing, graphics, and modeling. During the two-week program, students explore the architectural design process and learn how architects, as creative professionals, must be environmentally responsible designers. Students who participate in Discover Architecture experience a university atmosphere complete with campus living, faculty lectures, and studio work. Read more about this program.

June 16–22
Pre-College Academy

June 23–29
Intermediate Piano
Junior High Composition/Electronic Music
Senior High Composition/Electronic Music
Senior High Large Ensembles

July 7–13
Junior High Large Ensembles
Junior Piano

July 14–20
Junior High Bands
Senior High Contemporary Music

For more than 60 years, Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) has helped young musicians improve their artistry, strengthen their self-confidence, and embark on professional careers. Junior and senior high school students perform with large band, orchestra, chorus, and jazz ensembles or attend intensive, specialized instrumental programs. Students return home with newly developed skills, a lifelong sense of discipline, and in-depth training. Learn more about ISYM.

June 23–29, 2019

In this one-week residential program, rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will engage in and explore the interconnectedness of science, technology, engineering, design arts, and math. Students will use their critical thinking skills, curiosity, and creativity to solve environmental design challenges in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. Get more details about this program.

Do you want to learn more about everything the College of Fine and Applied Arts has to offer you?

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