Summer Study Opportunities

The halls of Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance are never quiet, even during the summer months, when multiple summer study opportunities are available for college and high school students.


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Summer Intensive Dance @Kent State 2024

June 24-29, 2024

Experience the intensity and welcoming space of Kent State University's Dance Division program during a one-week summer dance program! Participate in dance classes such as modern, contemporary and classical ballet, jazz, musical theatre, yoga and tap. Attend a Porthouse Theatre performance and learn about injury and eating disorder prevention. Juniors and seniors can audition for the B.F.A./B.A. in Dance degree program during the summer program for early acceptance. 

$400 Early Bird Fee
$450 after April 26, 2024
Tuition assistance is available, please inquire.

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Porthouse Theatre Academies

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, holds three academies during the summer for high school, college and international students interested in the study of the theatre arts.

Porthouse College Academy

The Porthouse College Academy is designed for students who have been accepted or wish to be accepted into Kent State's B.F.A. Musical Theatre program. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree and get a jump start on their musical theatre experience at Kent State.

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Porthouse International Academy

Founded in 2015, the Porthouse International Academy is an opportunity for international students to experience the workings of a professional American theatre and take theatre classes for college credit. The International Academy runs concurrently with the Porthouse College Academy.

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