Every summer, Kent State University's professional theatre Porthouse Theatre hosts multi-week theatre intensive workshops for high school and incoming or current college students in the form of Porthouse Academy.
Participation in Porthouse Theatre's High School Shadow Program is perfect for high school students who are interested in developing their musical theatre skills or expanding their interest in theatre design and technology. Porthouse Theatre's College Academy is ideal for incoming freshmen who wish to jump start their college careers or strengthen their musical theatre skills. Porthouse Theatre's International Academy is a fantastic program for students from around the globe to study theatre in the United States and experience the workings of a professional theatre.
2023 Porthouse College Academy
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Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer professional theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will host its annual Porthouse Theatre College Academy during the summer of 2023.
The Academy is ideal for performance students looking to jump start their college career and further develop their musical theatre skills. Students who enroll elect to receive 3 or 6 credit hours toward their BA Theatre Studies or BFA Musical Theatre degree.
Dates and Credit Hour Options
3 Credit Hour Option
July 4 - 23
In State Tuition – $1,677.00*
Out of State Tuition – $2,815.80*
6 Credit Hour Option
July 4 - August 6
In State Tuition – $3,594.00*
Out of State Tuition – $5,576.90*
* Kent Campus 2022-2023 Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)
Students can expect to take 1-credit hour classes in Musical Theatre Dance, Musical Theatre Performance, and Acting and Monologue Preparation.
Summer housing will be in Stopher and Johnson Halls. The summer 2022 rate for housing was $225 per week for a single room with a private bath. Rates are subject to change for summer 2023. Please contact Residence Services with additional questions at (330)-672-7000 or 1-800-706-8941.
Apply For Summer Housing by visiting: www.kent.edu/housing/summer-housing
Register for the 2023 Porthouse College Academy
Contact Jennifer Korecki at 330-672-8312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Porthouse High School and International Academies
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Coordinator, Porthouse Theatre College Academy and High School Shadow Program
Coordinator, Porthouse Theatre International Academy