Serious Foundation. Serious Fun.
Purchase College is committed to providing high-quality summer enrichment programs for your family. This summer, we will offer 1, 2, and 4 week in-person programs with many of the same instructors you know and love.
The Youth Programs in the Arts at Purchase College for 7th – 9th graders provide a unique opportunity to spend the summer exploring the visual and performing arts under the guidance of experienced instructors and practicing artists. These youth programs are designed to enable the exploration of a variety of artistic genres.
The Precollege Program in the Arts at Purchase College is for 9th – 12th graders who are passionate artists, actors, performers, musicians, filmmakers, and writers who may have an interest in pursuing these disciplines on a college level. These programs provide portfolio building, audition technique training, and college application enhancement opportunities.
Institute students earn certificates based on participation and attendance.
We believe that summer enrichment is powerful and 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 for the arts!
Registration begins: Monday, February 5.
Early Registration Discount Deadline: Friday, May 3 | Save 10% when you pay in full!
Open House: Saturday, April 13, 2024, | Meet the instructors and take a tour the college!
Session I: July 1 – July 12 (No classes July 4 & 5)
Session II: July 15 – 26
Session III: July 29 – August 9
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. Students are inspired by our scenic 500-acre campus and are able to experience Purchase College while enjoying an outstanding education in their areas of interest and working with other students who share a passion for the arts. Each program concludes with a performance, exhibit, reading, film screening, symposium, or other culminating event for families and friends to showcase the skills that they have learned.