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Summer Arts Academies

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The Office of Academic Outreach at Coastal Carolina University is proud to offer a challenging, yet fun, program of Fine Arts in the areas of Music, Visual Art and Performing Arts.

This is a residential program staffed by university faculty, certified teachers and professional performers and artists, who all come together with one goal in mind, to teach interested, young people who truly have a love for their particular form of art. Coastal Carolina University's Summer Arts Academies have been designed to meet South Carolina regulations criteria for artistically gifted programs. The music academy, which includes vocal, band instruments, and string instruments, performing arts academy and the visual arts academy are open to rising 7th to 12th grade students. The fees and length of programs vary with each subject matter.

For more information or for an application, contact Kelli Barker,  843-349-5003 or 843-349-2767.

For information about Horry County Schools Scholarships please contact Bert Owen at 843-488-6742 or visit their website.



Music Academy

Music academy director, Dr. Tonya Propst, music education and high brass instructor at Coastal  Carolina University as well as a former band director in the Horry County Schools, will present a comprehensive, music education experience unparalleled by previous year's camps.


Summer Arts Academies Music Arts


Performing Arts Academy

The academy is rooted in process, technique and truthful storytelling.  Students will develop characters and hone their craft.  In line with top acting school practices, the classes cover techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, improving physical and vocal performance skils.  Come be a part of a blend of individually challenging events, ensemble building and fun.


Summer Arts Academies Performing Arts


Visual Arts Academy

The Summer Arts Visual Academy will direct a challenging and inspiring program for middle and high school students, taught by CCU faculty, professional artists, and exceptional educators.

The Summer Arts Academy for Visual Arts is designed to introduce artistic technique above and beyond what the participants would have learned in their classroom setting at school.

Students will be instructed to “think” about their projects, not just “do” them!   

Participants will have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in visual communication, portfolio development and the manipulation of two and three-dimensional media.

Visual Art Courses will offer experiences in creating with two-dimensional and three dimensional media as well as with technology. Visual art choices include Drawing, Figure Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Mix Media, Fiber Design and Crafts.  Students will also engage in collaboration projects and art inspired games.

Participants will take part in group and individual projects, outdoor and indoor activities, evening art activities and many fun and creative extracurricular events.

An art exhibit in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery of the students’ work will be held at the culmination of the program. Parents and friends are invited to attend the exhibit.


Summer Arts Academies Visual Arts