At Niagara University's Summer Academy 2011, high school students can get a jump on college credit. NU's department of theater and fine arts will offer a theater appreciation course as part of the Academy from July 18-22 for students who will be high school juniors or seniors this fall.
"This is a great, easy and fun way for students who are interested in theater to earn three college credits in just one week," said Terri Filips, associate professor of theater and fine arts. "They'll participate in performance events, explore all aspects of theater, and attend live theater in Western New York."
"Students will learn about theater from our performance and design/technology professors and guest artists," Filips added. "Plus, the cost of attending is highly discounted. For commuter students, the rate is $595, which includes the course, meals and field trips. The theatre appreciation course is also offered to students who prefer to reside on campus to enjoy the whole college experience. The rate for resident students is $895 and includes the course, meals, field trips, accommodations, linens and evening activities."
The credits students earn for this course will give them an advantage when they begin college, since they'll have already taken a college humanities course. Credits earned during high school can help enable students to take another course in their college major or might be combined with other credits toward helping students graduate from college a bit earlier.
For more information about the course, contact Filips at 400-4780 or call NU's Office of Continuing Education at 286-8181.