What ages do you accept to the program?
The Summer Arts Conservatory is an advanced training program for students interested in exploring the curriculum utilized at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. As such, we accept students ages 10 to 15. Students not in the aforementioned age bracket (both younger or older) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Do you still have space in the program?
I contacted your company but I haven't received a response yet.
Did you check your spam folder? Our emails often land there so make sure you check your spam folder as well as your inbox! Also, we maintain a minimal staff during the non-summer months (to keep the cost of tuition down) and it may take us a few days to get back to you!
How do I apply? Is there an audition process?
Registration opens January 1st. Simply click on the link entitled "ENROLL" located in the menu at the top of this page and fill out our registration form. Payment is required at the time of registration. Once you've successfully registered and paid, you'll receive a confirmation email and that's it! One week before your selected session begins, you'll received a "first-day details" email with all of the information you'll need to start camp! Make sure to check your spam folder as our emails sometimes land there!
I was just accepted to LACHSA for the fall - is this program right for me?
Absolutely! Get a head-start on your LACHSA experience this summer and familiarize yourself with the curriculum and faculty.
I'm not attending LACHSA next year - can I still enroll in the program?
Yes! Even if you've chosen to attend a different school in the fall, you still can be a part of the LACHSA community and develop your skills at the Summer Arts Conservatory.
Can the Summer Arts Conservatory guarantee me admission to LACHSA?
No. The Summer Arts Conservatory is owned and administered by the Theatrical Education Group. We are not a LACOE program, we are not involved in any way with the audition process at LACHSA, and we cannot guarantee admission to LACHSA. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to explore the curriculum utilized at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts alongside LACHSA teachers and alumni.
Can you explain how the daily schedule works?
The Summer Arts Conservatory utilizes a rotational class schedule very similar to the daily schedule utilized at LACHSA. In the mornings, ALL the students will attend five general arts classes from each of the five departments offered at the Summer Arts Conservatory. Specifically, students will take the following classes: Improv (Theatre Department), Singing (Music Department), Drawing (Visual Arts Department), Production Studio (Cinematic Arts Department) and Biomechanics (Dance Department).
In the afternoons, students will take three intensive classes within their chosen department. In the Theatre Department, students will take Scene Study, Stage Combat and Audition Technique. Students in the Music Department will take two vocal ensemble classes (Classical and Jazz) as well as a Music Theory class. Within the Visual Arts Department, students will take classes in Painting, Art History/Theory and Graphic Design. Students enrolled in the Cinematic Arts Department will focus on three different production genres: Music Video, Commericals and Short Films. Finally, the Dance Department will offer students an opportunity to study Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary/Modern.
What should I do if I have to pick my child up early?
Do you offer discounts or scholarships to students?
Are there any additional fees for any of the classes?
Do you offer a payment plan?
The Theatrical Education Group cannot facilitate payment plans paid by check. However, if you have a PayPal account, you can choose “PayPal Credit” as your payment method. When selecting your payment option during the registration process, select "PayPal" and log in to your PayPal account. You can then choose the "PayPal Credit" option. This financing plan (offered through PayPal only) consists of no payments, no interest for 6 months!
My child is going to miss part of the camp - can you prorate the tuition?
Our plans have changed - what’s your cancellation policy?
How are students broken up into groups?
Is there a culminating event?
Can my child attend only one week or half days? What if we have to miss a day?
Can my child attend both sessions? Are both sessions the same?
What level of training will my child receive? Does this program require prior experience?
Are there any special supplies or clothes we need to bring?
Students enrolled in the Visual Arts Department or the Cinematic Arts Department will need to pay a $50 materials fee for expendable supplies - all other materials for the remaining departments are provided by the Summer Arts Conservatory! Our official dress code is as follows: students are asked to wear comfortable, loose clothing that will allow for rigorous physicality and movement. All clothing must be free of profanity, advertisements for alcohol or illegal substances and generally in good taste. No midriffs please. All students must wear closed toe/heel shoes – sandals and /or flip-flops are NOT allowed. Shorts must be worn under skirts.
I ordered a Summer Arts Conservatory t-shirt. When will I receive it?
T-shirts ordered at the time of registration will be handed out during the first week of the program. Additional t-shirts can be ordered throughout the session and will be distributed as soon as payment is received. It is encouraged (but not required) that campers wear their Summer Arts Conservatory t-shirt for the final performance.
I ordered a Summer Arts Conservatory Digital Download. When will I receive it?
Digital Downloads will be available on September 15th.
Do you provide meals for the students or does my child need to bring a lunch?
There are two nutrition breaks and a lunch break every day. Students must bring a sack lunch with them every day. Teachers cannot purchase food for students. There is no microwave or refrigerator. Food and/or drink of any kind is strictly forbidden in the theatre, computer labs, and cinematic arts studio. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle with them every day. For your convenience, refillable water canisters and snacks are available for purchase at the camp. During the breaks and lunch, we have a large, shaded amphitheater in which the students can relax and socialize.
Do you share my information or email with outside parties?
No. Theatrical Education Group does not share any student and/or parent registration information with any other parties. Theatrical Education Group does not store or have access to any payment information (including but not limited to credit card information). All payments and refunds are handled directly through PayPal. Theatrical Education Group does not share email addresses with any outside parties, and emails from Theatrical Education Group are confined solely to communications regarding the Summer Arts Conservatory.
How is your camp responding to COVID-19?
Click here to see our up-to-date response regarding COVID-19.