About Blueprint, our Two-Week Intensive
The Performing Arts Project’s Blueprint program is a two-week summer intensive designed to provide exceptional performing arts training to high-school students (ages 14 to 18) in order to help them create a blueprint for the kind of artist they want to become.
Audition Information: Click here for audition details.
Program Dates: June 24th – July 8th, 2017
Tuition: $2,750 (This includes housing and three meals a day.)
More Detailed Information
The Performing Arts Project’s Blueprint program is a two-week summer intensive designed to provide exceptional training in the performing arts to high-school students. At Blueprint, you’ll receive technique training from dedicated professionals in the three major performance disciplines: acting, dancing, and singing — plus the art of the audition — all approached from within a framework of artistic rigor. Working hard in this environment of unconditional support will enable you to create the blueprint for the kind of artist you want to become. Admission to this selective two-week residential intensive for students ages 14-18 is by audition only.
The Performing Arts Project hosts representatives from various universities with prestigious performing arts programs to speak to interested students during Blueprint. University representatives will also occasionally teach master classes during our Summer Intensive so that our students can experience the techniques employed at their schools. These sessions are optional. On the final day of Blueprint, we will also have a session for interested students and their parents on the college selection process.
What is a Day at Blueprint Like?
A typical day at Blueprint consists of classes and rehearsals from 9am to 9:30pm. Classes are held seven days a week with an occasional break scheduled in as needed. Our schedule will depend on which artists are in residence. Students should be ready for daily classes in all disciplines and are required to attend all classes as assigned. Our goal is to offer a well-rounded curriculum in order to help students create a blueprint for the kind of artist they want to become.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00am – 10:00am Warm-up
10:15am – 12:15pm: Vocal Class
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:45pm – 3:15pm Dance Class
3:30pm – 5:30pm Acting Class
5:30pm – 6:45pm Dinner
6:45pm – 8:15pm Audition Workshop
8:30pm – 9:30pm Student Activities
Students are housed in an air-conditioned dormitory on the campus of Wake Forest University. All students are required to live on campus during the three-week summer intensive. Adult chaperones employed by The Performing Arts Project live with students and conduct nightly room checks at curfew. Chaperones are also available to help students with their personal needs, such as doctor visits. Students are placed in a room with a roommate in their same age range. Dormitories have common areas as well as coin laundry rooms. Students are asked to bring their own linens or may purchase a linen package from the university. To see pictures of campus dormitories, visit http://admissions.wfu.edu/discover/housing.php.
Students eat on campus in the Student Union at the Fresh Food Company dining hall. They are served three meals a day with food service provided by Aramark Food Service. The dining hall has ample selections and will easily accommodate students with eating limitations including vegetarians, vegans, and those with food allergies to nuts, gluten and lactose. Students may also choose to eat at some of the other food options on campus, such as the food court; however, these options will not be covered in student tuition and will require that the student pay the restaurant at the time of service. For more information on all of Wake Forest’s campus dining, visit http://admissions.wfu.edu/discover/dining.php.
We invite family members to join us for the last Friday of the program. On that day, family members will be able to attend various panels pertinent to the performing arts as well as class observations. At The Performing Arts Project, our focus is process over product, thus, there will not be a performance at the end of the program. These events are all included in the tuition, so there is no extra charge and no tickets need to be purchased. Family members may not stay on campus with the students. There are many hotels close to the Wake Forest University campus. For an extensive list, visit http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/hotels/.
The Performing Arts Project is a not-for-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation.