Roosevelt Pre-College Summer Intensive 2017

The BBT Pre-College & College Summer Intensive at The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), one of the nation's most prestigious performing arts institutions, is designed especially for incoming high school freshmen to incoming juniors in college, who have a strong interest in musical theatre, dance, voice, acting and film. The one-week intensive, will provide exceptional training from film, television and Broadway celebrities, as well as high-level casting directors, talent agents, musical directors and choreographers, along with Roosevelt University’s CCPA's preparatory faculty.

BBT at CCPA intensive provides an opportunity for 25 young performing artists of each age group from around the country, who are considering studying the performing arts in college. Students will have the extraordinary opportunity to audition for and learn from the industry’s top casting directors, talent agents and college faculty.

The BBT and CCPA Pre-College & College Summer Intensive is a place of educational excellence, with over twenty performing arts classes. Throughout the week, students will conceive, write, direct, cast, shoot, edit and produce their own films. These films premiere during our final performance, which includes a student run film festival; along with live musical performances that showcase the week’s work.

Entertainment industry leaders, along with Roosevelt's CCPA department heads and faculty members will instruct students in over 30 classes, including Acting For Stage, Acting For Television & Film, Song Selection, Building Your Musical Book, Professional Auditioning, Directing, Dialects, Improv, Sketch Comedy, Stage Combat, Shakespeare, Song Interpretation, Dance and so much more.

2017 Live Musical Performances Will Be:
"Beautiful The Musical", "Waitress The Muscial" and the All Student Grande Final will be from "Dear Evan Hansen"

Guest artists of previous years have included:
Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars & Devious Maids), Megan Hilty (Smash & Bway Wicked), Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect & Bway Spring Awakening), Amber Riley (GLEE & Off Bway Cotton Club), Peyton Meyer (Girl Meets World), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family & Bway ..Spelling Bee), Brian ‘darcy James (Smash & Bway Shrek), Naomi Kakuk (Bway Chicago & Radio City Rockette), Jeremy Jordan (Smash & Newsies), Melanie Moore (SYTCD Winner & Bway Finding Neverland), Chehon Wespi-Tschoop (SYTCD Winner), Marko Germar (SYTYCD), Nico Greetham (SYTYCD Finalist & Bway Newsies), Lindsay Arnold (SYTYCD & DWTS), Lacey Schwimmer (SYTYCD & DWTS), Ricky Jaime (SYTYCD & Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots) and many more.

Life’s An Audition..ARE YOU READY?!

Roosevelt Pre-College Summer Intensive 2017
model number CCPA2017
32 remaining
$15.00 $995.00
$895 by January 31, 2017 / $995 after January 31, 2017

July 24 - 29, 2017

CCPA at Roosevelt University
218 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Monday thru Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm

  • $995 Tuition
  • $15 Application Fee: Non-refundable fee, not credited towards tution, due at the time of application
  • $725 Boarding & Full Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Monday – Friday and Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday
  • $90 Catered Lunch + Beverage: Lunch provided by Roosevelt University Catering Services
  • $40 Parent’s Class: Parent’s workshops taught by Sean Kelley, Associate Dean & Director of the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • $35 DVD + $4.99 Shipping of the Final Performance & Film Festival + Shipping
  • $35 DVD + $4.99 Shippingof Celebrity’s Master Class + Shipping
  • $15 Additional T-shirt: Each Student Receives One Free T-shirt
  • $25 BBT Hoodie
You will only be billed the $15 application fee now. If you are accepted into the program, an electronic invoice for your full amount will be emailed. Payment plans are available upon request.

Audition Process:
  • Audition: One 32 measure or under one minute contemporary Musical Theatre song that best displays your talents OR one age-appropriate monologue, not to exceed one minute.
  • You DO NOT need both a song and monologue, please send only one.
  • Copy/Paste an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link in the field below.
  • Select the additional camp items you would like to add below (example: Boarding & Meal Plan, Parent's Class, DVD's).
  • You will be notified via email within 7 days if you are accepted into the program.
  • If you are accepted, your student registration form link will be emailed, immediately after your electronic invoice is paid in full.
Final Performance & Film Festival:
CCPA's Patrick O'Malley Theatre on Saturday, July 29, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm

50% of our 2015 Summer Intensive students were accepted into Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts 2016 BFA program. Disclaimer: All students must apply, audition, and meet Roosevelt University’s CCPA admission criteria to be considered for admission. Participation in this program does not determine or guarantee CCPA acceptance.

Parent's Class Saturday, July 30th
10:30am - 12:00pm

Incoming High School Freshmen to Incoming Juniors In College

Age Groups:
Students are placed into small groups based on their current school grade. Only 25 students will be accepted in each group.

TWELVE 2015 BBT & Roosevelt University Pre-College Summer Intensive Students Have Been Accepted Into Roosevelt University's Chicago College Of Performing Arts BFA Programs.

Exclusive BBT Program Auditions:
  • Exclusive video recoreded auditions with feedback for all participants with a professional Casting Director
  • Exclusive video recorded auditions with feedback for all participants with a Talent Agency
  • Exclusive Pre-College video recorded auditions with feedback for Roosevelt University's CCPA
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Private Lessons With Our Professional Instructors Are Available During Our Intensive Week! Please click here to email for details.
Roosevelt Boarding & Meal Plan + $725:
Roosevelt Boarding & Meal Plan
No Roosevelt Boarding & Meal Plan
Roosevelt Lunch + $80:
Roosevelt Lunches
No Roosevelt Lunches
Pre-College Parent's Class + $40:
Yes I Want The Pre-College Parent's Class
Pre-College Final Performance DVD + 39.99:
Yes, I Want A Pre-College Final Performance DVD
Yes, I Want A Pre-College Final Performance Download + $30
Pre-College Celebrity Master Class DVD + $39.99:
Yes, I Want The Celebrity Master Class DVD
Yes, I Want A Celebrity Master Class Download + $30
Pre-College Additional T-shirt + $15:
Yes, I Want An Addition T-shirt
Pre-College BBT Hoodie + $25:
Yes, I Want A BBT Hoodie
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