Theatre Design & Production Summer Program for High School Students

The six-week Theatre Design & 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.

Program length: 6 weeks
Program dates:
June 26, 2021 to August 8, 2021
Tuition: $9,750
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12
Priority deadline: 
January 14, 2021

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 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.

There are also many opportunities throughout the summer to enjoy student, faculty, and guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.


Portfolio Requirements

PDF file #1: A detailed outline of previous production experience and technical knowledge.

PDF files #2-5: Images of your designs, constructions or fabrications, as well as examples of related artistic skills.

Students with a limited portfolio but a passion for theatre and design are encouraged to apply.

Additional Opportunities


Stephen John

 Director, Theatre Design & Production, Interlochen Arts Academy

Instructor of Design & Production, Interlochen Arts Camp

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