During the school year, SOCAPA offers four sessions of six-week courses designed to fit around and complement your high school schedule: two sessions during the fall semester and two sessions during the spring semester. Each six-week online course is the equivalent of a SOCAPA two-week, in-person intensive in terms of curriculum and creative projects. Students have a course load of approximately eight hours per week on average: four hours of class time with their instructor and an additional four hours of creative time devoted to preparing for and completing their assigned projects for the course.
SOCAPA appreciates that most states are allowing smaller gatherings of less than ten or twenty people who come from the same town, neighborhood, or "trusted circle". With that in mind, we think it makes sense, if possible, for students to sign up with a sibling, a friend, or even an acquaintance from their school who may share their interest. In this scenario, the students could attend classes either together or separately online but could then work together in-person on some of the collaborative projects like film shoots, dramatic scenes and song recordings. Sign up with a friend, a sibling or a schoolmate and our instructors will organize and facilitate creative projects for you to work on together.