WHO is this for?

For experienced high school or transfer students seriously considering pursuing an education or a career in acting performance.

 


WHAT is this about?

Students will learn best practices for college and professional audition processes in the theatre and film industries.

WHEN is this?

July 20-July 24, 2020 & August 3-August 5, Monday-Friday. Sessions are held throughout the day between 9am-4pm PDT.

Schedule

                       

MONDAY, JULY 20

Orientation

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)

Audition Basics: College
Best practices on how to prepare and go through a typical college audition process.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)

Resume/Headshots
Techniques and best practices on creating industry standard resumes and professional headshots.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
TUESDAY, JULY 21

Current Student Panel

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

Mime - Part 1
Learn basic fundamentals and movements in the silent performance artform of mime.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

Check-in
Group discussion with students and instructors for questions and feedback on the course.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

Audition Basics: Professional
Best practices on how to prepare and go through a typical professional audition process, both for theater and film.

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (PDT)

Alumni Panel

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Resume/Headshot Review

Individual 15 minute appointments for initial feedback on resume and headshot. Sign-ups for appointments will be during the week.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
THURSDAY, JULY 23

Mime - Part 2
Learn basic fundamentals and movements in the silent performance artform of mime.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)

Knowing Your Value
Introduction to understanding your worth and value as an artist and how to appropriately advocate for yourself. Parents/guardians are invited to attend this session.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Meeting with an Agent
Strategies and tips on the process of researching and meeting with a potential agent to represent you. Parents/guardians are invited to attend this session.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

Final Check-in
Group discussion with students and instructors for questions and feedback on the course.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
FRIDAY, JULY 24

Mock Auditions
Final mock auditions and feedback from panelists and peers. Sign-ups for audition order will be during the week.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
MONDAY, AUGUST 3

UCI Admissions
Presentation and Q&A session from a UCI Admissions Counselor on the UC application and admissions process.  Both English and Spanish sessions available. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

UCI Financial Aid
Presentation and Q&A session from a UCI Financial Aid Counselor on the financial aid process and borrowing and payment options.  Both English and Spanish sessions available. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

UCI Student Support Resources
Presentation and Q&A session from a various UCI student support centers and their resources available to different student populations. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD

*Schedule subject to change.

Instructors

                     

 

Don Hill

Don Hill

Department Chair/Faculty
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Joel Veenstra

Joel Veenstra

Faculty
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Lilian Wouters

Lilian Wouters

Instructor
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Frequently Asked QuestionsSupport

                     
 

 

Is there an audition requirement for this program?

No, you do not need to audition to participate in this program.
 

Will students have opportunities to perform during this program?

There are a couple of extra sessions where students will be able to engage in performance, but aside from monologues for their mock auditions, this program does not focus on the performance aspect of theater.
 

I am interested in a specific genre, such as musical theater  is this program geared towards my interest?

Yes.  Students will learn strategies and skills that are applicable to all areas of acting, both in theater and film.

  

For more information about the program, please see our general FAQs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Support

                     

  

The last several months have been difficult for all of us in many ways.  The arts have been hit particularly hard because so much of the work we do requires physical closeness and interaction.  While our traditional summer program on the UCI campus has been cancelled this year to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, we still need to support our community of artists.

For that reason, we are excited to offer the Summer Academies LITE program.  It provides advanced young artists the tools they will need as they prepare portfolios and audition material for college and career pursuits.  It also provides much needed employment for our team of instructors ⎼ practicing artists themselves ⎼ who have seen their commissions, gigs, and contracts cancelled.

Registration is free because we know many of you have been financially impacted by this crisis.  We are also still paying our instructors and administrative team because many of them have too been financially impacted by this crisis. 

If you are able, please consider making a gift of any amount to support the Summer Academies LITE program.  Your contribution will make a significant impact by supporting the artists who make it possible.

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