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Champlain College offers a selection of residential credit bearing and non-credit bearing pre-college summer programs for high school students. Taught by our industry-expert faculty, these intensive programs offer motivated students the opportunity to explore an area of interest or take a deeper dive into a subject they already love.


PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS

For High School Students

Audio Engineering, Sound Design & Music Academy

Audio engineering, sound design, and music are highly specialized skill sets that are in demand for creating today’s broadcast, video, and streaming media. Hands-on projects introduce students to writing, producing, and engineering sound and music for a variety of media platforms. Come explore career pathways in this exciting industry. Learn from Champlain College’s expert professors and get a head start in preparing for college.

Pre-College Summer Programs 2022
Burlington, VT

Computer Science & Technology   Academy

Explore the differences between computer science, coding, app development, and software engineering. Learn how these fields are different and how are they related. Students will be given the opportunity to explore within our collaborative community by getting direct instruction from expert professors and participating in hands-on projects that empower them to develop their understanding of which of these fields would be the best fit for their career interests.
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Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Academy

This program offers hands-on training in the field of cybersecurity and digital forensics. Students learn hacking techniques—as well as the strategies to defend against them—and then use real-life scenarios to build a network defense. After demonstrations by prominent experts in digital forensics, participants form teams that compete to solve an actual case by applying investigative techniques, developing a body of evidence, and presenting their conclusions.

Digital Media Production Academy

 

The Digital Media Production Academy is an intensive learning experience that introduces students to the professional methods of visual storytelling used in the broadcast industry. Students work in our state-of-the-art production stage, sound studio, and radio station located in the Center for Communication & Creative Media gaining media literacy and exploring the role of broadcast media in American culture.

Taught by Champlain College's industry-expert faculty on our beautiful campus in Burlington, Vermont, our exceptional pre-college summer programs are transformative experiences that will build your confidence as well as your skills.

The Champlain Game Academy


The Champlain Game Academy offers two intensive pre-college programs for high school students. These programs are designed to explore what it is like to study game development in college while learning how to make games. Using the learning model of the acclaimed Champlain Game Studio, students will work in a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and creative collaboration.

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RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS
(High school students and recent graduates) 
SESSION I: July 11 – 22 | 
SESSION II: July 25 – Aug. 5

Art & Design Portfolio Course

Designed for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing art in college, the intensive, credit-bearing Art & Design Portfolio Course will give you the opportunity to create new works and/or refine your personal portfolio for college applications while earning three transferable college credits. You can choose to specialize in graphic design, game art, or creative media.


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RESIDENTIAL CREDIT-BEARING PROGRAM 
(High school students entering grades 11-12)
 July 9 – 24

Animation Academy

Success as an animator begins with a passion for creating art.  Through project-based learning, students will be introduced to the artistic and technical skills needed to create high quality animation.  Project-based exploration will help students identify career pathways in the evolving field of animation.

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Fill out the pre-college program form to receive additional information about our 2022 pre-college summer programs. If you have any questions, please include them in your form submission, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.