Extension Programs: Theater
The Summer at Cornish Theater program offers rigorous pre-college programs and a number of exciting studio experiences for students ages 14 to 18 who want to explore the theater in a professional art school setting.
You will hone your skills, learn new techniques from working artists, and meet other students passionate about theater. With a variety of scheduling options, Summer at Cornish provides a perfect platform to expand your knowledge, grow as an individual, develop strong audition pieces, earn college credit, and get a real taste of college life. If you have any questions, please contact us.
You asked and we listened! Based on student and faculty feedback, we extended our Theater Pre-College Session from 3 weeks to 4 weeks, we added a Musical Theater Review 3 Week Intensive -- and you will earn college credit for both! We have also added new 1 and 2 week studio intensives.
Please note: College credit is not available for one or two-week intensives.
|Building a Production Pre-College Intensive||July 11 - July 22|
|Pre-College Four Week Session||July 11 - August 5|
|Musical Theater Review Three Week Intensive||July 25 - August 12|
|Screenwriting and Producing for Film Two Week Intensive||August 1 - August 12|
|One-Week Intensive||August 8 - August 12|
Pricing for the sessions are noted below. You will receive a 10% discount, if you pay in full by May 6, 2016. Housing and scholarships are available for Theater’s Three and Four-Week Pre-College programs and the One and Two-Week Intensive sessions.
Building a Production Pre-College Intensive
July 11 - July 22
The Summer at Cornish Building a Production Pre-College Intensive combines college-level coursework in Art, Design, Dance, Music, Film and Theater with practical production experience in a team environment. Departments (Art and Design, Dance, Music, Film and Theater) will admit 50 students total from the Seattle Public School District ages 14-18 through an approval process.
The final production will be a free public benefit performance on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 7pm at The Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center.
|$100||Includes all fees.|
Please note: College credit is not available for two-week intensives.
Pre-College Four Week Session
July 11 - August 5
This four-week, pre-college program prepares you in a comprehensive and rigorous fashion for the real challenges of art school and college life. Upon completion, you will earn two college credits. All students take Foundations & Scene Study, Perfecting the College Audition and Theater History.
If you are enrolled in the Pre-College Course Package, you must also take two afternoon elective courses which rotate Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Elective Courses run from 1 to 4 PM and include topics such as directing, improvisation, stage makeup and writing.
At the conclusion of the program on August 5, 2016, you will participate in a final performance of your work.
Pre-College Course Package
|$2,200||Foundations & Scene Study, Perfecting the College Audition and Theater History. Includes college credit and materials fees.|
|$600 x 2||Per Afternoon Elective Course *|
* Two afternoon elective classes required (one Monday/Wednesday and one Tuesday/Thursday) for Pre-College Course Package.
Pre-College Individual Courses
|$600||Per Afternoon Elective Course|
|$500||For Perfecting the College Audition Only|
|$500||For Theater History Only|
Please note: College credit is not available for individual courses.
Musical Theater Review Three Week Intensive
July 25 - August 12
The Musical Theater Review Three Week Intensive combines college level Theater, Music, Dance and Performance Production discipline based work with practical production experience in a team environment. Located at the Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center, the program allows students ages 14-18 to take on the roles of designers, choreographers, dancers, directors, composers and actors, learning what it takes to be successful producers while working together to bring their creative vision to life. Upon completion, you will earn two college credits.
The final production will be a free public benefit performance on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 7:30pm at The Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center.
|$1550||90-Hour Intensive. Includes college credit and materials fee.|
Screenwriting and Producing for Film Two Week Intensive
August 1 - August 12
In this intensive workshop actors will be given the opportunity to collaborate with each other to create their own characters, write a script as an ensemble, shoot, edit and present their work. In addition to crafting a new script, students will also receive direct feedback from instructors during the entire process. This course covers all of the essential components of creating a short film, from character creation to editing.
|$1200||60-Hour Intensive. Includes materials fee.|
Please note: College credit is not available for two-week intensives.
One-Week Theater Intensive
August 8 - August 12
Our one-week intensives are designed for the student who wants to dig deeper into a particular art form. Intensives run Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM, with a one-hour break for lunch. Intensives provide 30 contact hours over five days with our stellar faculty, during which you will explore the depth and breadth of the art of theater.
These courses make a welcome week-long addendum to the four week pre-college program or may be taken on their own. All levels are welcome.
|$800||Per 30-Hour Intensive. Includes materials fee.|
Please note: College credit is not available for one-week intensives.
|Acting and Auditioning for the Camera||14 - 18||M, W||July 11 –August 3||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||$600|
|Theater Foundations and Scene Study||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th||July 11 –August 5||9:00 am – 12:00 pm||$2200|
|Theatrical Hair and Makeup||14 - 18||M, W||July 11 –August 3||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||$600|
|Building a Production Pre-College Intensive||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th, F||July 11 –July 22||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||$100|
|Shakespeare||14 - 18||T, Th||July 12 –August 4||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||$600|
|Improvisation||14 - 18||T, Th||July 12 –August 4||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||$600|
|Perfecting the College Audition||14 - 18||F||July 15 –August 5||9:00 am – 12:00 pm||$500|
|Musical Theater Review Three Week Intensive||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th, F||July 25 –August 12||9:00 pm – 4:00 pm||$1550|
|Screenwriting and Producing for the Film Intensive||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th, F||August 1 –August 12||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||$1200|
|Advanced Scene Study - Contemporary Intensive||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th, F||August 8 –August 12||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||$800|
|Theatrical Hair and Makeup Intensive||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th, F||August 8 –August 12||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||$800|
|On My Own: Solo Performance Intensive||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th, F||August 8 –August 12||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||$800|
|Intro to Devised Theater and Ensemble Practice Intensive||14 - 18||M, T, W, Th, F, S||August 8 –August 12||9:00 am – 4:00 pm||$800|