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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance


USC Summer Drama Conservatory | Age Divisions

Early Elementary Conservatory
(Rising 1st - 3rd Graders)

The Early Elementary Conservatory Program is a one week program of morning drama activities. Through theatre games, role-play exercises, and creative movement, students will further develop their emerging drama skills and learn to work together as an ensemble. A sharing day at the end of the week will be held for family and friends to come and observe the students in their favorite activities. Students will also be invited guests to the High School Conservatory’s final production.

Dates:
June 19-23, 2017

Times:
9a - 12p

Cost:
$200*

Early Elementary Early Registration cost: $150

Upper Elementary Conservatory
(Rising 4th - 5th Graders)

The Upper Elementary Conservatory Program is a process oriented two-week session of morning classes. Students will be guided through scene work and theatre activities that focus on skill building and ensemble development. Students will learn basic choreography, acting technique and physical/vocal warm-ups. Family and friends will be invited to observe their developments on a final sharing day at the end of the program. Students will also be invited guests to the High School Conservatory’s final production.

Dates:
June 5-16, 2017
Mon-Fri Only

Times:
9a - 12p

Cost:
$300*

Upper Elementary
Early Registration cost: $250

Middle School Conservatory
(Rising 6th - 8th Graders)

The Middle School Conservatory Program is a two-week morning training program for aspiring actors. Classes in acting, movement and voice, along with scene-study and monologue work will prepare students to more adeptly take on auditions and performance work in their future. The program will culminate in an Acting Showcase of scenes and monologues for friends and family. Students will also be invited guests to the High School Conservatory’s final production.

Dates:
June 5-16, 2017
Mon-Fri Only

Times:
9a - 12p

Cost:

$300*

 

Middle School
Early Registration cost: $250

High School Conservatory
(Rising 9th - 12th Graders)

The High School Conservatory Program is a three-week immersive theatre experience, with separate training tracks for Freshmen/Sophomores and Juniors/Seniors.  Students in both high school grade levels will come together to train in the morning, and then will have their own rehearsal and production activities in the afternoons that  culminate in a complete production. It will be performed for younger conservatory students, family, friends and the greater Columbia community on the last day of the conservatory. Morning classes will be offered in acting, movement and voice techniques, and afternoons will be dedicated to rehearsals and production work on the final performance.

Dates:
June 5-23, 2017
Mon-Fri Only

Times:
9a - 4:30p

Cost:
$600*

 

High School
Early Registration cost: $550

*Lunchtime meals not provided.