Summer Camps & Pre-College Programs

Whatever your passion may be, the USF College of The Arts invites students in middle school and high school to pursue an interest in creativity and performance at one of our exciting summer camps and pre-college programs. Participants will experience rich cultural and creative activities that enhance their skills and explore new horizons. Through hands-on learning in a challenging and supportive environment, students will develop new techniques, new friendships, and new experiences. Both resident and commuter options are available on some of our programs for students from outside the Tampa Bay area. We welcome your interest and hope to see you at a future summer camp!

Architecture

Design by Making Summer Program June 18 – July 6, 2018

The USF School of Architecture & Community Design's Design by Making Summer Program for high school students enables students entering grades 9 to 12 in Fall 2018 to explore architecture from a designer's viewpoint. The 3-week program introduces participants to different design methods within a studio environment. Registration deadline is May 18, 2018.

Art

Filmmaking as Philosophy July 9 – August 3, 2018

This four-week pre-college program allows students entering grades 11 to 12 in Fall of 2018 to earn college credit. The program is designed to challenge students by exploring philosophical principles through the lens of filmmaking. Students will study current works in film across genres and identify and discuss the meaning and theoretical approach. Registration deadline is May 4, 2018.

Music

Da' "Bull" Reed Camp May 27 – June 2, 2018

Hosted by the USF School of Music, the Double Reed Camp is for all Oboe, English Horn and Bassoon players, ages 13 and older. Activities include Reed Making Classes, Full Ensemble Rehearsals, Small Ensemble Rehearsals, Master Classes, Private Lessons, and Social Activities. Registration deadline is May 7, 2018.

Junior High Band Camp June 10 – 15, 2018

The USF Summer Junior High Band Camp provides woodwind, brass, and percussion students with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at the individual and ensemble levels. Eligible campers include those entering grades 7 to 9 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one semester of experience in a middle school concert band program. Registration deadline is May 25, 2018.

Color Guard Camp June 24 – 29, 2018

The USF Summer Color Guard Camp gives campers a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current performance ability and provides students with experiences that will allow them to expand their performance techniques at the individual and ensemble levels. Eligible campers include those entering grades 10 to 12 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one year of experience in a high school marching band program. Registration deadline is June 8, 2018.

Drum Line Camp June 24 – 29, 2018

The USF Summer Drum Line Camp provides percussion students with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship and techniques related to Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Bass Drums and Front Ensemble. Eligible campers include those entering grades 10 to 12 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one year of experience in a high school marching band program. Registration deadline is June 8, 2018.

Senior High Band Camp July 8 – 13, 2018

The USF Summer Senior High Band Camp provides woodwind, brass, and percussion students with experiences that will allow them to expand their musicianship at the individual and ensemble level. Our Senior High Band Camp gives campers a challenging, positive learning environment based upon their current musical development. Eligible campers include those entering grades 10 to 12 in the Fall of 2018, and all participants must have had at least one year of experience in a high school concert band or marching band program. Registration deadline is June 22, 2018.

Summer Guitar Camp July 16 – 20, 2018

A full week, day camp, for guitar study including beginning and advanced techniques, songwriting, master classes, ensemble coaching, jam sessions and performances. All ability levels welcome! Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.