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"Simply stupendous! SOCAPA is a milestone of a camp that those who wish to enter the art industry MUST experience for themselves. You learn so much about how to direct, operate a camera, write a wonderful story, dance beautifully and take magnificent pictures. Parents are going to have their kids come home with lots of stories and knowledge that will give them a lot of confidence. Simply put, SOCAPA is AWESOME!! You will not regret a single moment."
-Daniel S., California

NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS


New York City Campus
Pace & New York University

New York City - Pace & New York University:
SOCAPA New York City is centered around two neighboring campuses, one in downtown Manhattan at our Pace University campus in the South Street Seaport area, and the other in downtown Brooklyn at New York University’s Metrotech Campus. The campuses are connected by the Brooklyn Bridge, each is at its respective foot of the bridge, and students should expect to have classes, meetings, meals at either or.

Most classes are held in Manhattan at our 140 William Street Performing Art Center, a brand new, seven-story, 47,200 square foot building dedicated solely to training in the performing arts. The building houses studio classroom space, two blackbox performance spaces, four dance studios (including one large performance hall), a soundstage, screening rooms, digital design labs, a music recording studio and other multi-purpose training spaces.

Additional classes, screenings and final showcases are held at New York University's Metrotech Campus or at the nearby Kumble Performing Arts Center. Our Brooklyn facilities include the Pfizer Auditorium (300 Seats) the Kumble Theater (350 Seats), dance studios, screening rooms, a black box theater, digital design labs, a photography studio, two photography darkrooms and our main cafeteria.


NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS:
S#: DATES: AGES: SUPERVISION LEVEL: DORMITORY:
S1:
1wk Camps: June 7 - June 13
14-15 16-18 HIGH SCHOOL
PRE-COLLEGE
NYU OTHMER
S2:
2wk Camps: June 14 - June 27
14-15 16-18 HIGH SCHOOL
PRE-COLLEGE
NYU OTHMER
S3:
2wk Camps: June 28 - July 11
3wk Camps: June 28 - July 18
1wk Camps: July 12 - July 18
13-15
13-15
13-16
HIGH SCHOOL NYU OTHMER
S3:
2wk Camps: June 28 - July 11
3wk Camps: June 28 - July 18
16-18
16-19
PRE-COLLEGE
PRE-COLLEGE
NYU OTHMER
182 BROADWAY
S4:
2wk Camps: July 19 - Aug 01
3wk Camps: July 19 - Aug 08
1wk Camps: Aug 02 - Aug 08
13-15
13-15
13-16
HIGH SCHOOL NYU OTHMER
S4:
2wk Camps: July 19 - Aug 01
3wk Camps: July 19 - Aug 08
16-18
16-19
PRE-COLLEGE
PRE-COLLEGE
NYU OTHMER
182 BROADWAY
S5: 1wk Camps: Aug 09 - Aug 15 15-19 PRE-COLLEGE 182 BROADWAY

Housing and Meals:
SOCAPA New York City utilizes two residence halls: New York University's Othmer Residence Hall on Metrotech Commons in downtown Brooklyn and Pace's 182 Broadway Residence Hall in the heart of lower Manhattan. Pre-college students (ages 16-19) and Advanced students (ages 15-19) enrolled in three-week programs during S3 & S4 or the one-week program during S5 live in Manhattan dorms. All other students live in New York University's Othmer Residence Hall.

182 Broadway Residence Hall:
  • Pre-college students (ages 16-19) enrolled in three-week programs during Sessions 3 & 4
  • Advanced students (ages 15-19) during Sessions 3 & 4
  • All Session 5 students (ages 15-19)

The modern 182 Broadway residence hall features two or three beds per room with a shared bathroom. Rooms are furnished with a standard twin bed, desk, chair, dresser and wardrobe for each student. Amenities include rooms that are wired for Ethernet (need to bring your own cable), WiFi broadband access, and central air conditioning. The 4th floor common area includes a student lounge, a quiet study area, a game room, meeting/screening rooms, a kitchen, laundry facilities, a fitness center and staff offices. 182 Broadway

SOCAPA's optional meal plan for 182 Broadway residential students includes a welcome dinner on the town and breakfast and lunch in our cafeteria Monday through Friday. Students are responsible for their own dinners and weekend meals. The South Street Seaport area around the dormitory boasts one of the most diverse and reasonably priced concentrations of delis, street vendors, cafés and restaurants anywhere in the world so students have a plethora of choices for dinners and weekend meals. Prices can vary from two-dollar falafels and slices of pizza to twelve dollar sit down sushi combo dinners. We make it a point to recommend a wide variety of our favorite New York cheap eats and to encourage our students to try something they can't get at home. We generally recommend a total of $140/week to cover dinners and weekend meals.

Our residence hall, classrooms, studios, theaters and cafeteria are all within a few blocks of one another in the vibrant neighborhood between South Street Seaport, Wall Street, and Broadway. Students are walking distance to Pier 17, Battery Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Little Italy, Tribeca, and Soho.

NYU Othmer Residence Hall:
  • All Session 1 & 2 students
  • All High School students (ages 13-15) during Sessions 3 & 4.
  • All students attending one or two week programs during Sessions 3 & 4.

New York University's Othmer Residence hall features two bedroom suites which house four students, two per room. Each suite has a private bathroom, shower and sink. Amenities include rooms that are wired for Ethernet (need to bring your own cable), WiFi broadband access, and central air conditioning. The Dorm also has study rooms, student lounges with TVs, a computer room with internet access, 24-hour security, card-operated laundry facilities, and great views of Manhattan.

SOCAPA's meal plan in Brooklyn includes an opening night dinner on the town and three meals a day Monday through Friday. SOCAPA students are responsible for their own meals on weekends. Most of SOCAPA's meals will be held in NYU's modern dining hall, a great place to meet and chat with new friends. Sit back and relax with a delicious meal while reflecting on your classes or preparing for your next production. Located at the north end of the first floor of Rogers Hall, the new dining facility seats approximately 300 individuals and has a nice view of the Metrotech Commons just outside. On Thursday afternoons, Celebrate Brooklyn hosts blues, funk and reggae concerts on the Metrotech Commons. Previous acts have included The Wailers of Bob Marley fame. There are nice restaurants on the Commons including Sushi, Chinese, Metro Cafe, Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers and an Au Bon Pain.

Day Students:
Students who live locally or who have friends/family to stay with in New York City are welcome to attend the program as Day Students. Day Students commute to campus each day and return home each evening and thus do not pay the Room & Board portion of our fees. Depending on the program, most class activities begin at 9am and end at 5pm, Monday through Friday. Day students are welcome (but not required) to attend any of our structured evening and weekend activities.

Activities:
Where to start? New York provides so much for us to do - there just is not enough time! Some NYC attractions attended previously include Shakespeare in the Park, a live taping at MTV, a Bryant Park Cinema Screening, on and off Broadway shows (Stomp, Fuerza Bruta, Spring Awakening, Avenue Q), and Coney Island Amusement Park. We also take our students out to one of our favorite restaurants for a nice dinner during their stay.

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