High School Acting for the Camera Summer Program

This three-week program is designed for serious young actors who want to immerse themselves in the craft of screen acting. During your time here, you will discover specific techniques to improve your on-camera performance skills in an active and hands-on environment.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
July 15, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Tuition: $5,500
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

In this program you will study the specialized style of acting for the camera through exercises and scene work. As part of the experience, you will audition for the films produced by the Motion Picture Arts department students and see your work in a finished product at our end of the summer screening. This program features practical activities to teach you important on-camera techniques to help you give your most unique and truthful performance.

  • Acting for the camera workshop
  • Acting technique class
  • Additional coursework to be announced

While acting for the camera students do not take elective classes, you will have many opportunities to enjoy presentations in music, dance, film, theatre, creative writing, and visual arts throughout the summer.

Guest Artists

Interlochen offers students the opportunity to study with some of the top artists and educators in the field. The theatre department regularly welcomes visiting artists, many of whom have significant careers in TV and/or film. Recent guests of the department include:

  • Kat Coiro (And While We Were Here, A Case of You)
  • Barrett Foa (NCIS:LA)
  • Kevin Chamberlin (Jessie)
  • Janet Leahy (Mad Men)
  • Mary Beth Hurt (Law and Order, The World According to Garp)
  • Michael Bofshever (Breaking Bad, True Blood)

Audition Requirements

Video file #1: Contemporary monologue, less than two minutes in length, from a published play or screenplay.

Video file #2: Briefly talk about your interest in acting for the camera and your reasons for applying to this program.

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