New York City Campus
- Filmmaking Camps: Write, Direct & Edit Three Films in Three Weeks
- Acting for Film Camps: Method & Meisner Technique, Perform in Student Films
- Dance Camps: Contemporary Jazz & Hip-Hop Intensives
- Photography Camps: Digital & Darkroom Intensives, Beginner to Advanced
- Music Camps: Singer/Song-writer and Bands Intensives
- Earn College Credit for our Three-Week Intensives
New York City Campus:
Sessions 1-4, June & July Start Dates: Age Groups 13-16 & 16-18
SOCAPA's Summer Programs in New York City Sessions 1-4 are centered around two thriving, artistic and educational hubs: one in the heart of the Village in Manhattan, and the other in downtown Brooklyn. Our Acting, Dance and Music programs have classes at our Astor Place studios in downtown Manhattan and use the NYU cafeteria on Washington Square, just three blocks away, for lunch and some dinners. Most of our Filmmaking and Photography classes are held at our NYU-Poly campus in downtown Brooklyn, which is also home to our residence hall, auditorium, computer labs, photo studios and an additional cafeteria. Students travel by subway between the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses in groups led by a SOCAPA supervisor (at no additional fee).
Session 5, August 11-24: Age Groups 15-19 (Pre-College Only)
SOCAPA's final session in New York (Aug 11-24) is held at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the oldest acting school in America (notable Alumni include Robert Redford, Anne Hathaway, Grace Kelly, Paul Rudd and Adrien Brody). The Academy's landmark building, located at 120 Madison Avenue at 30th Street in midtown Manhattan has three theaters, classrooms, rehearsal halls, dance studios, dressing rooms, a prop department, a costume department, a library and a student lounge.
New York City has long been a world center of artistic and cultural exploration. SOCAPA is surrounded by exciting locations for film and photo shoots, many of which have been photographed by some of the most famous film directors and photographers of our time. We at SOCAPA feel that New York City is perhaps the world's greatest classroom. We conduct many of our classes and exercises in our favorite parks and take many field trips to museums, studios, shows and screenings.
Housing and Meals:
Sessions 1-4, June & July Start Dates:
OTHMER RESIDENCE HALL: The modern 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 fully wired for laptops, broadband wifi, and central air conditioning. The Dorm also has study rooms, student lounges with TVs, a computer room with internet access, 24-hour security, laundry facilities, and great views of Manhattan.
SOCAPA's meal plan for the New York City campus includes a welcome dinner on the town and three meals per day in one of our two NYU cafeterias, Monday through Friday. SOCAPA students are responsible for their own meals on weekends. Most of SOCAPA's meals are held in NYU's modern dining halls, great places 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. Our Manhattan cafeteria overlooks Washington Square, the thriving center of NYU and the Village. Our Brooklyn cafeteria 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, Five Guys Burgers and an Au Bon Pain.
We generally recommend a total of $60 dollars per weekend to cover weekend meals.
Session 5, August 11-24:
THE ACADEMY HOUSE: The Academy House offers immaculately restored loft-style student housing. Located at 118 Madison Avenue, directly next door to our classroom facilities, this ideal address offers community, safety, convenience and an invaluable total immersion experience for training and living in the heart of New York City.
Amenities Include: large windows with sunlight and city views, air conditioning in all rooms, full-size washer & dryer on each floor, large common living rooms on every floor, Wifi included, 47" flat screens with AppleTV, Hulu and free Netflix in common rooms,
modern kitchens with new appliances + dishwasher, 24 hour security, 24 hour deli & convenience store on property.
***Please note that there is no cafeteria meal plan for Session Five, NYC. Students should expect to spend between $150 to $200 per week on meals. Each floor in the the Academy House is equipped with a full size kitchen and dining area. Students can buy groceries, order take-out and/or explore the many cultural eateries just steps away from campus.
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. Day students in the Acting, Dance and Music programs have the option of meeting in the morning at 9am at our Brooklyn Campus or at 9:30am at our Manhattan Campus. Filmmaking and Photography students meet each morning in Brooklyn.
Acting, Dance and Music students attend most classes at our Astor Place studios featuring six dance studios, five rehearsal rooms and two blackbox theatres. Filmmaking and Photography students use our six smart classrooms and two production studios at NYU-Poly. All students come together for daily meetings, master classes and screenings in our 350 seat auditorium adjoining the residence hall. Our residence hall also sports three Mac labs with dozens of Final Cut and Photoshop editing stations along with the full Adobe Creative Suite 5, Microsoft Office, Soundtrack Pro, Screenwriting Software and Lightroom.
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 our favorite restaurants for a few fancy dinners during their stay.