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2024 Arts Intensive Courses

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Noel Harrison, Narrator
Stephanie Hunt and Matthew Chapman

Acting Anton Chekhov: Three Sisters

Explore creating characters by rehearsing Chekhov’s Three Sisters with a particular focus on relationship, ensemble building, physical play, subtext, and sensory life.

Audiovisual Performance
Constantin Basica

Audiovisual Performance

What are the interrelations between music, video, and media artists as performers?

ai design for bronze and silver
Amanda Knox Sather and Sara Shaughnessy

Design for Silver and Bronze

Learn piercing saw work, light forming, embossing and potentially enameling. Equal attention will be given to technique and manufacturing.

Credit: Linda Cicero
Lauren Ashley Toomer


Two fun activities on campus during the summer are drawing in the studio and being outdoors. In this Arts Intensive Drawing class students will do both. The course will revolve around composition and layout, expressive mark-making, and basic drawing techniques.

Pianos sit in a classroom
Marie-Louise Catsalis and Benjamin Liupaogo

Keynotes: A Piano and Voice Exploration

The objective of the course is twofold: to build piano skills, improve music reading skills and music theory knowledge; and to develop vocal production, sight-sing skills and ensemble experience.

Watts Towers Detail by Levi Clancy - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0. Wikimedia Commons.
Rose Salseda

Los Angeles Arts Immersion

Learn about the dynamic art histories of Mexican American/Chicanx and Black American artists in Los Angeles.

Adam Tobin and Elivia Shaw

Narrative Filmmaking: From Script to Screen

Complete a 2-3 minute narrative film in this hybrid writing/production course.

Rotimi Agbabiaka

Theatre of the People: Performance Based Acting

A performance-based course that guides students through the process of creating and performing an original play that draws on popular theatre traditions to address burning social issues.