SOCA Offers Summer Academies for High School Students

USF’s School of Creative Arts (SOCA) is hosting pre-college summer art academies in visual arts and music technology for high school students, grades 9 through 12. The academies are intended to provide meaningful arts training, support students’ portfolio development and increase the number of students who enter college with the skills needed to compete for scholarships.

The Pre-College Summer Art Academy is an intense, highly structured three-week program, offering high school students the opportunity to study the visual arts, work with professional artists, visit museums, and develop professional portfolios for college entrance and scholarship applications. The program includes supplies, lunch, transportation and field trips. Students choose two courses (morning and afternoon sessions) from various 2/D and 3/D media. Classes are held in July, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Rolland Art Center off Leesburg Road. For a registration form or more information, contact SOCA at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

The Music Technology Summer Music Academy classes are also held in July, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the North Campus Music Technology facilities, 2702 Spring Street. Students receive guidance in creating their own digital recordings using USF’s music technology studios and MIDI lab. Designed for high school students and recent graduates, the program is geared toward those with an interest in audio recording and songwriting. Activities will include group classes and individual instruction, with a wide range of topics. For a full list of topics, visit our website. To obtain a registration form or additional information, contact SOCA at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.