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CUA Summer - Pre-College Programs   

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors


July 14-18, 2014

Engineering New Frontiers (ENF) is a weeklong, residential summer camp for rising high-school juniors and seniors held on the campus of The Catholic University of America.

At ENF, students will work closely with CUA engineering faculty members to explore the wide variety of engineering opportunities in our society.  Through classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, students will experience what college engineering majors and professional engineers do.  Living on campus, students also get a "taste" of college and exposure to the best of Washington, D.C., including special museum tour, sporting events, and various other safe recreational activities.

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The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields.  Students are exposed to both the academics and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare you for the rigors of architecture school, giving you a head start, as well as acquaint you with campus life at the university level.  Students, who have participated in EiA's summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level.

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July 7-18, 2014

The CUA High School Drama Institute is a two-week summer drama program for students who wish to pursue a serious summer drama training experience. If you want to strengthen your acting skills and work hard with like-minded students, this summer experience is for you. The program is open to rising junior or senior high school students, or rising first-year college students.

Students take daily classes focused on voice, movement, and acting. CUAdrama professors and local theatre professionals lead master classes—possible topics include improvisation, character work, and stage combat. An additional focus of the summer program will be on the preparation of audition monologues. Each student will work on preparing and rehearsing two audition monologues to add to his or her repertoire. The program culminates with a workshop performance of monologues and short scenes presented on the evening of the final day.


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 CUA Summer 

The Catholic University of America
330 Pangborn Hall
Washington DC 20064

Phone: 202.319.5257 | Fax: 202.319.6725 |