Photograph of Baltimore School for the Arts students working on a film project

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Summer Programs Keep BSA Campus Busy

Summer at BSA will be as bustling as ever with hundreds of young artists attending a variety of programs across all disciplines.

Visual Arts & Photography

Summer studio courses will be available in visual arts and photography begining July 5 and running through July 28, 2016. There may still be openings available — Email Claire Brisendine at for more information.

Summer Dance Intensive

A five week program that provides daily pre-professional classes in ballet, pointe, and modern will be taught by BSA faculty. It is open to incoming high school dancers; returning high school dancers; TWIGS dancers currently in A1, A2, A3 & A4; and alumni. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm from June 27 to July 29. Applicants may attend the weeks that accommodate their summer schedule. Interested? Contact Norma Pera at

Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation Film Pilot

Select students are already hard at work trying their hand at filmmaking thanks to a grant from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation to pilot an exciting new program. Students will be introduced to film as a social practice and as a visual medium for storytelling and will create a documentary or a narrative film with the overarching theme of “I Love Baltimore.” The six-week class is taking place in the school’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Technology, a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary lab that houses many of the tools required for filmmaking. For more information, contact Bea Bufrahi at This program is for current BSA students only. To see a piece on the program that aired on WJZ, click here. To see the story that aired on WMAR, click here.

Summer Academic Bridge Program

Select students have the opportunity to brush up on academic subjects. This program runds July 11-29 by invitation only. If you are a current BSA student with questions about this, contact Tom Askey at

Music Motivating Minds

BSA alumni Dontae and Mashica Winslow bring their summer outreach program to BSA June 27-July 8. For more information, visit their website

Junior Scholars Study Across the Country and Abroad

Close to 40 rising seniors are headed to prestigous programs to study dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and other disciplines. Funded by generous donors and monies from the Doris Duke & Surdna Foundations, these scholarships are an integral part of summer for BSA’s aspiring young artsists.

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