The six-week theatre design and production summer program is your opportunity to get hands-on experience in all aspects of production, including costume, set, lighting, and sound design. You will help design a fully-realized show for live, public performance at the end of the session.
During your time here, you will work under the supervision of professional faculty and staff, and alongside students from around the world who share your passion for the theatre and design. You will have the opportunity to concentrate on your primary area of interest, while developing a variety of other design skills. Classes and activities include:
- Fundamentals of Design
- Theatre lab work
- An apprenticeship program which allows for collaborative work with our professional designers.
Venues include Corson Auditorium (virtual tour), Harvey Theatre (virtual tour), Phoenix Theatre, and Penn Hall. The program is also supported by the 5,600-square-foot, fully equipped Harvey scene shop and the Mallory Costume Shop, which houses a 15,000 piece collection and a 4,500-square-foot workroom.
Round out your experience with an elective class. Options include visual arts, film, music, dance, creative writing, and more. View list. There are also many opportunities throughout the summer to enjoy student, faculty, and guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.
PDF files #2-5: Images of your designs, constructions or fabrications, as well as examples of related artistic skills.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a theatre design and production concentration for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.