UCSCA

FAQ

1. "What do I need to bring with me?"

    The following are things you must bring:

  • Twin-size bed linens (sheets, blankets, etc.)
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and washcloths
  • A reading/bedside lamp
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • One pair of black pants (tights for the dance students) and shoes for the final performance
  • Paper and writing utensils
  • One hardback 1 1/2" binder
  • This packet of information (except for the items already sent back to us)
  • We're having a Jazz Night Open Stage and Poetry Coffee House Night! Bring resources for this event (i.e., instrument (if you play jazz) and poetry or slam poems, etc.)

    The following are things we recommend you bring:

  • Alarm clock
  • Stereo/boombox
  • Stamps and/or postcards
  • Camera (film, if needed)
  • Recreational equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Spending money (for snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Rain coat/clothes
  • Laundry soap (only if you think you will need to do wash)
  • Items needed to participate in the talent show
  • Pajamas appropriate to wear to a social function
  • MP3 player (Bring only if you already own one. Do not buy one!)

    You may bring the following:

  • Cell Phone - See sign-off sheet. Guidelines will be strictly adhered to regarding the possession and usage of cell phones.
  • Laptop Computer - See sign-off sheet.

2. "Do I need to bring any materials specific to my artistic discipline?"

    Yes, you are responsible for bringing the following items (everything else will be provided):

    Dance Students
  • Solid black leotard (ballet)
  • Solid colored leotard (all other disciplines)
  • Black jazz pants
  • Black convertible tights
  • Pink convertible tights
  • Soft ballet shoes (not pointe shoes)
  • Jazz shoes
  • Tap shoes
  • Soft knee pads
  • Ballet skirt (optional)
  • Hair must be in a bun or secured for class.
  • Band aids
  • Notebook
  • Writing Utensils
  • Needle and thread

    Orchestra Students
  • Instruments
  • Mutes, reeds, extra strings, bows, rosin, etc.
  • Private study music (solos, etc.)
  • Staff paper
  • Spiral bound notebook
  • Pencils (not pens)
  • Blank CD

    Vocal Music Students
  • Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
  • Private study music for solo singing
  • Water bottle
  • Pencils
  • Staff Paper
  • Spiral Notebook
  • Digital Recording Device OR Blank CD

    Literary Arts Students
  • Journals/spiral notebooks
  • Sufficient writing utensils
  • Laptop computer, if preferred (See sign-off sheet.)

    Theatre Arts Students
  • Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
  • Bring audition monologues, prepared and ready for performance
  • 2-3 inexpensive small costume pieces (hats, scarves, etc.)

    Visual Art Students
  • 1 kneaded rubber and 1 white plastic eraser
  • 9" x 12" sketchbook
  • 18" x 24" drawing board with bull dog clips
  • Variety of drawing pencils (graphite and charcoal)
  • A container to carry supplies
  • A portfolio/case to carry artwork
  • Paint clothes/smock
  • Variety of drawing pencils (graphite, color, & charcoal)
  • Prism-color color pencils
  • Black rolling ball pens
  • Laptop w/Adobe software (optional)
  • Digital camera (optional)

3. "Will we have free time?"

    Yes, you will have free time, but not an excessive amount. The schedule is built to maximize the time that you have in your artistic discipline. There will be outdoor recreational facilities available (tennis courts, track, basketball, swimming) and you may bring the necessary equipment if you are interested in using those facilities.

4. "What is our daily schedule like?"

    The daily schedule will be similar to the following:

  • 7:45 am - Announcements
  • 8:15 am - Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - Discipline Focus Groups
  • 11:50 pm - Creativity Groups
    *Student-driven projects in which a small group will be responsible for producing a project that uses all art forms (to be performed for their peers on the Friday of that week)
  • 12:45 pm - Lunch
  • 1:30 pm - Discipline Focus Groups
  • 3:30 pm - Break
  • 3:45 pm - Recreation Time
  • 5:15 pm - Creativity Group
  • 6:15 pm - Dinner
  • 7:30 pm - Guest Artist Performance and Interaction
  • 9:00 pm - Social Activity/Break
  • 10:15 pm - Lights Out

This schedule will vary slightly according to the availability of the facilities and the schedule of the evening programs. On Wednesday, our schedule will vary and consist of a full day of on-campus enrichment specific to each discipline.

5. "What are our accommodations like?"

    You will be staying in the dorms of Washington College. Several of the dorms are set up in a suite configuration with some singles and some doubles. The other dorms are set up in a communal hall configuration with one person to a room. All dorms are air-conditioned. There will be a residential life counselor or faculty member living on each floor. We do not honor roommate requests because we believe that the students should be given the opportunity to develop new friendships. We will, however, try to match roommates up by age and by interests.

6. "Will there be a final performance/exhibition?"

    Yes. There will be a performance/exhibition open to friends and family on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 12:30 pm. at the Gibson Center for the Arts at Washington College. It is mandatory for all students to attend and participate. Students who do not attend will not be allowed back to UCSCA in the future.