"Thank you for having this program. There are so few available. The staff was amazing and very caring. They went above expectations when it came to individual needs... " br>- George Washington University - Musical Theater parent
"Without USPA and all of their help, I really don't believe that I would have been accepted into The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU (my first choice college)." br>- Alex Roesler
"It was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about the college theatre audition process. And it made me less nervous for them. I applied for 9 colleges and had to audition for all of them, but the workshop prepared me mentally and physically." br> - Anna (College Audition Boot Camp Student)
Tuition includes reg fee, room, & meals Commuter includes reg fee & lunch Grade entering in Fall 2016
Directors & Faculty: Session #1 Philip Charles MacKenzie
Session 2&3: Neema Barnett
Sesson #4 Trisha Simmons
Tai Chi: Jonathan Wang
Camera Combat: Travis Sims
Cold Reading: Paul Weber
The many directing awards won by Neema Barnette include the NAACP Image Award for the NBC dramatic special "One More Hurdle," an Emmy Award for the after school special "To Be A Man," an American Women in Radio and Television Directing Award for the NBC documentary "The Silent Crime" and a Cable Ace Award for the Lifetime Movie "Better Off Dead." She serves on the Executive Board of the DGA African American Steering Committee and has been on the Board of Directors of the Black Filmmakers Foundation since its inception. Barnette's work includes a mix of feature films, television movies and Sit Coms. She is on the faculty of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where she teaches directing and acting and on the guest faculty of the University of Southern California. Known as an Actors' Director, Barnette has a unique quality of encouraging new talent to achieve great things.
Sifu Jonathan Weizhang Wang was born in 1973 in Beijing, China. He began his studies in Kung Fu at the age of 8 when he started training in Shan Xi Xing Yi under Master Cui Guo-Gui. In 1989, Sifu Wang migrated to the U.S. and started training under Grandmaster Jiang Hao-Quan. Grandmaster Jiang was a distinguished graduate of the Nan-King Guoshou Institute and was one of the top martial arts professors in China. Sifu Wang intensely studied traditional Chinese fighting techniques under Grandmaster Jiang for several years. At this time he was also studying Taichi under his father, Master Daniel Yu Wang, one of the few people in the world to have mastered all 5 classical styles of Taichi as well as Taichi sanshou and weapons.
In over 20 years of studying martial arts, Sifu Wang has established a very respectable professional resume. He has won several championships in various categories throughout the years. In addition to his continued participation in tournaments and diligent training, Sifu Wang returns to Beijing, China several times a year to perfect his skills by training with some of China's most respected Kung Fu masters.
In addition to his Kung Fu, Sifu Wang has two bachelors degrees in Economics and International Relations from UCLA, a Masters Degree of Science in oriental Medicine, a national acupuncture certificate, a California state acupuncture license, and is at the forefront of documenting Kung Fu forms around the world before they are lost
Acting and performing in front of the camera although similar to theater is distinctive in approach and technique. This acting for the camera camp is a must for anyone wanting to know about acting for movies or television as it offers the camper the experience of working in single camera acting techniques and understanding what the relationship is of the camera to the performance. Campers will be trained in many of the technical requirements that an actor must know to work successfully in the profession. Workshops in cold reading, audition techniques, camera-combat and focus concentration are part of the campers week long experience. Focused on performance, campers are trained by professionals in the motion picture and television industry and each camper will get the experience of working in front of the camera to realize a finished scene. Guest speakers may drop in from time to time to share their knowledge.
"I appreciate as a parent that such a program exists to offer a student such a rich experience in an area of interest which will only serve in the most postive manner no matter what the student chooses down the road. The campus (UCLA) was so lovely and the teachers were exceptional. My daughter has had 2 magnificent summers and will hope to have the chance again. Thank you." - UCLA - Acting for the Camera parent
*Tuition includes reg fee, room, & meals.
*Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation fees are not included are are additional.
*Commuter (where applicable) includes lunch. Lab Fees, weekend stays, or airport transportation are not included are are additional.
**College Audition Boot Camp tuition does not include room and meals or airport transportation.
*** Prices, Dates, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice. The faculty is comprised of college professors representing their schools and professional industry artists.
**** Photos by Tito Deverya (UCLA TFT), Lauren di Matteo, and Chris Vanderhorst. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location.
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** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.