General Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

If you would like to explore different art forms as well as the natural environment, the intermediate general arts program is a wonderful summer experience. During your time here, you will live and learn with students from all over the world who share your love of learning and creativity.

  • Students in the general arts program take creative writing, introduction to acting, environmental studies, and three electives. 

  • Students in the general arts program take creative writing, introduction to acting, environmental studies, and three electives. 

  • Students in the general arts program take creative writing, introduction to acting, environmental studies, and three electives. 

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2015 to July 18, 2015
July 19, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Tuition: $5,085
Age range: Grades 6-9

The general arts program includes three required classes and three electives. The required classes are:

  • Creative Writing is an opportunity for you to explore and hone your creative writing skills. You will participate in imaginative writing exercises, short reading activities, informal discussion and free writing time. Class activities will focus primarily on poetry and fiction. Previous experience with creative writing is not necessary.
  • Explore the fundamentals of theatrical performance in Introduction to Acting. Through voice and movement exercises, improvisation, theatre games and some work with scripted material, you will gain a solid base of foundational skills.
  • In Environmental Studies class, you will explore Interlochen's rich natural setting through fun hands-on investigations, short research projects, and games that simulate aspects of our environment.

You will also choose one visual arts elective, one music elective, and one additional elective in an area of your choice.

  • One visual arts elective. Options may include digital arts, ceramics, drawing, metals, 2-D mixed media, sculpture, fibers, artist books.
  • One music elective. Options may include choir, electronic/computer music, instrument exploration, music theory, and more.
  • One additional elective (see elective options).

Electives are chosen after enrollment, and are based on schedule availability.

How to Apply

This program does not require an audition or portfolio. It enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so your early application is advised. Start your online application

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