Summer Arts Academy offered at Coastal Carolina

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina University's 2010 Summer Arts Academy will be held during June for rising 7th- to 12th-grade students interested in intensive study in music, visual arts or performing arts.

The fees for the programs range from $495 to $825 and include room and board, as well as the cost of all activities.

Students who participate in the Summer Arts Academy will live in campus residence halls during the chosen week and eat meals in the campus dining halls.

Students who enroll in the Visual Arts Academy, scheduled for June 13-23 for middle school students and June 13-25 for high school students, will develop skills in two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. They will also study technology, visual art choices, including stop-motion video, dynamic figure drawing, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, stained glass, 3-D social issues structures and crafts. The fees are $750 for the middle school program and $825 for the high school program. In addition, there is a $70 supply fee.

Susan J. Slavik, professor of visual arts at the University and 2005 South Carolina Art Education Association Higher Art Education of the Year, will direct the visual arts portion of the program.

The Music Academy, which will be held June 5 to 12, will focus on vocal, band and string instruments. The fee is $495.

Tonya Propst, assistant professor of music at the University, will direct the music portion of the program.

The Performing Arts Academy, scheduled for June 13 to 25, will offer classes in monologue development, how to use proven acting techniques, stage movement and stage combat, instruction in lighting, props and scenery and technical aspects of film acting. The fee is $750.

Thom Penn, a professional actor and Coastal Carolina University instructor, will direct the performing arts portion of the program.

The Coastal Summer Arts Academy, presented by the University's Division of Academic Outreach, has been designed to meet South Carolina criteria for programs for artistically gifted students.

Registration deadline for the Summer Arts Academy is Monday, May 10. To register, and for more information, contact Kelli Barker at 843-349-4003.

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