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NYSSSA In-Residency Program

Established in 1970, the New York State Summer School of the Arts Program has trained over 18,000 students since its inception. The In-Residency NYSSSA Program offers an immersive summer experience for high school artists. The 3-week summer program will take place at SUNY Fredonia and delivers robust pre-professional training, personalized coaching, and leadership development to qualified students across the state.

2024 Summer Programs (Program Dates: July 6-July 27, 2024)

  • Visual Arts (Deadline to apply: March 15, 2024)
  • Media Arts (Deadline to apply: March 15, 2024)
  • Theatre (Deadline to apply: March 8, 2024; Zoom Callbacks March 23/24)

A Day In the Life:

In this intensive program, students immerse themselves in their chosen artistic discipline, dedicating up to 14 hours a day for 6-7 days a week. The teaching staff is comprised of accomplished professional artists, companies, college professors, and teachers who impart their skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to the future artistic talent of New York's high schools.

A typical day of study might look like:

8:00-8:45 AM

9:00-11:30 AM
Morning Classes

12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch, Personal Time

1:30-5:00 PM
Afternoon Classes

5:30-6:30 PM

7:00-9:00 PM
Evening Lectures/ Guest Artist Series

11:00 PM
Lights Out

2024 Tuition Cost and Tuition Aid Information:

Cost for the in-residence programs is $1,900. Once accepted, a $200 deposit is required to secure the spot and confirm participation. Remaining balance is due June 1, 2024. Tuition Aid is available for families making under $91,000/year Adjusted Gross Income or who have extenuating financial circumstances. Size of family, unemployment/under employment, and special circumstances will be taken into consideration. Tuition Aid is awarded on a sliding scale and amounts to 10-90% of program cost. No merit scholarships are available.