FAA Summer Programs

FAA Summer Intensive 2016, Photo by Natalie Fiol

The College of Fine and Applied Arts is excited to offer a variety of summer programs virtually for 2021 for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The School of Art and Design will host a virtual summer opportunity June 28–July 2 in 3D outdoor wire sculpture, bookmaking and book arts, drawing, and graphic design. The Department of Theatre will offer a virtual summer program June 28–30 in acting and theatre tech. The Department of Dance will host a dance intensive virtually June 28–July 2 that will feature classes in contemporary dance, African dance, ballet, house, and musical theatre.

Art and Design Intensive

Join the School of Art and Design at Illinois for a virtual intensive this summer! All classes will be held over Zoom. This intensive is for students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school. We have the following options to choose from: 

  • 3D Outdoor Wire Sculpture
  • Bookmaking and Book Arts
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design

Students in this workshop will turn their drawings into 3D wire sculptures, and we will cover ways to install these sculptures unobtrusively in nature. Students will learn how to use basic wire-working tools and how to translate 2D artwork to 3D forms.

Dates

Monday, June 28
10:00–11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, June 29
10:00–11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, June 30
10:00–11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, July 1
10:00–11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Friday, July 2
10:00–11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Program Cost

$50 fee. This fee covers your supply packet and FAA swag bag, which will be mailed to you. A payment link will be emailed to you once you are admitted. Payment is due June 5.

Students will learn to make several types of books by hand and explore the visual and narrative possibilities of books as sculpture. We will use traditional binding methods and alter standard bindings to create new forms and designs.

Dates

Monday, June 28
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, June 29
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, June 30
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, July 1
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CDT

Friday, July 2
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CDT

Program Cost

$50 fee. This fee covers your supply packet and FAA swag bag, which will be mailed to you. A payment link will be emailed to you once you are admitted. Payment is due June 5.

What does drawing with our senses look, sound, smell, taste, and feel like? This weeklong course will explore multisensorial approaches to drawing, tapping into the creative potential of what our fully embodied senses can produce.

Dates

Monday, June 28
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, June 29
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, June 30
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, July 1
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CDT

Friday, July 2
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CDT

Program Cost

$50 fee. This fee covers your supply packet and FAA swag bag, which will be mailed to you. A payment link will be emailed to you once you are admitted. Payment is due June 5.

Join us for Intro to Motion Graphics and Adobe After Effects.

Software Requirements

Adobe After Effects and Adobe Media Encoder (see instructions for downloading them below)

Gear Requirements

A Mac or PC laptop or desktop
16+ GB RAM

Dates

Monday, June 28
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, June 29
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, June 30
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, July 1
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Friday, July 2
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CDT

Program Cost 

There is no program cost, but you will need to download the needed software.

Software Acquisition

Download the free seven-day trial the day before the start of the course

or

Purchase the student month-to-month plan for $20/month*

*We recommend purchasing a month-to-month plan.

Apply by June 1 (space is limited).

Apply Today!

DAI Summer High School Dance Intensive

Join the Department of Dance at Illinois for a virtual dance intensive this summer! We will feature classes in contemporary dance, African dance, ballet, house, and musical theatre. This intensive is for students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school. All classes will meet over Zoom.

Dates

Monday, June 28
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, June 29
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, June 30
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, July 1
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m. CDT

Friday, July 2
1:00–2:00 p.m. CDT

Program Cost

$50 fee. This fee includes your FAA swag bag, which will be mailed to you. A payment link will be emailed to you once you are admitted. Payment is due June 5.

Apply by June 1.

Apply Today!

Theatre Virtual Intensive

Join the Department of Theatre for a virtual intensive this summer! You have the choice of attending the acting classes or the tech/design classes. This intensive is for students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school. All classes will be held over Zoom.

What does it mean to be fearless on stage? What tools are needed to cultivate curiosity? How can one be prepared to be consistently playful? Combining the elements of text and character analysis, intense ensemble work, improvisations, games, and exercises, this workshop will prepare students for creating characters and working with an ensemble and will culminate in a final online performance.  

Acting faculty instructor: Aaron Munoz

How do you create a world for the stage? Build a world, convey your visual ideas to a group, practice solution flexibility, and workshop different visual media? Students will explore the techniques of theatrical design from studying a short script to completing thumbnails or a final model. Class will meet online, but students will work hands on with materials to sketch, collage, and model build.

Tech/Design faculty instructor: Christina Rainwater

Dates

Monday, June 28
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, June 29
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, June 30
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m. CDT

Program Cost

$50 fee. This fee includes your FAA swag bag, which will be mailed to you. A payment link will be emailed to you once you are accepted. Payment is due June 5. 

Apply by June 1 (space is limited) for Acting or Tech/Design.

Apply Today!