College of Visual and Performing Arts

CAA Current Class Schedule

Spring 2020 Theatre Classes

For proper placement, please use the student's grade level during the 2019-20 school year. To register for classes, call 260-481-6977 or click the link provided with the class description.

For a listing of more non-arts summer camps (athletics, writing, technology, science, business, etc.) taking place on the Purdue University Fort Wayne campus, visit the Purdue Fort Wayne Summer Camps web page.

Learn more about the Summer Lighting Technology Intensive here.

Ultimate Shakespeare-ience (Grades 7-12)

Approximately 50% of the world's school children study Shakespeare. Learn to do it the fun way by putting it on the stage, where it is meant to be! Students will discover Shakespeare by using active approaches that unlock the text and enhance the story. Acting games based on the text will be used to help students physically connect with the language and characters of the plays. Students will use the same techniques that the professional actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company use when they begin to work on a Shakespeare production. Scenes and monologues from Shakespeare's plays will be used throughout, all approached with fun and energy that make the words jump off the page! This class is for those who love Shakespeare and those want to. This class is led by Purdue Fort Wayne graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor;  she has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company over the course of several years and has learned techniques that help take the fear out of learning Shakespeare.  

Saturday, February 29, 2020
1pm–3pm
Kettler Studio Theatre
One 2-hour class: $39

To register or for information, click here or call 260-481-6977.

Improv Workshop (Grades 7-12)

Have you ever watched "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" and wished you could try your hand at improvisation with a group of other actors ready to play? Actors will depict a variety of characters and scenes, and even perform songs using their imagination and playing off their fellow actors. This class will focus on the basic "rules" of improv to help you feel confident in front of an audience. This class is led by Purdue Fort Wayne graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor.  

Saturday, March 28, 2020
1pm–3pm
Kettler Studio Theatre
One 2-hour class: $39

To register or for information, click here or call 260-481-6977.

Acting for the Stage (Grades 7-12)

Gain confidence in your performing abilities! This workshop will focus on acting techniques and getting comfortable onstage and performing. This class is led by Purdue Fort Wayne graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor.  

Saturday, April 11, 2020
1pm–3pm
Kettler Studio Theatre
One 2-hour class: $39

To register or for information, click here or call 260-481-6977.

2016 Dramagination DSC07704Dramagination (Grades K-3)

Discover the joy of stepping onto a real stage! Bring your creativity to life and learn basic stage terminology. Use your imagination and tell your story to an audience while exploring acting, directing and playwriting. This class is led by Purdue Fort Wayne graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. 

Saturdays, February 1 - March 21, 2020
9:45am–10:45am
Kettler Studio Theatre
Eight 1-hour classes: $99

To register or for information, click here or call 260-481-6977.

 

DSC04315Youth Drama (Grades 4-8)

Be inspired by learning to act on a real stage! Small class size provides lots of one-on-one interaction and a true ensemble feeling. Learn blocking techniques, how to act with others, how to score a script and many other acting essentials. This class is led by Purdue Fort Wayne graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. 

Saturdays, February 1 - March 21, 2020
10:45am–12:15pm
Kettler Studio Theatre
Eight 1.5-hour classes: $129

To register or for information, click here or call 260-481-6977.


Contact CAA at 260-481-6977 or hansonl@pfw.edu for details.

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Accreditation

The Purdue University Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the Community Arts Academy, is fully accredited by all of its discipline-specific accrediting agencies: the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Refund Policy

A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.

Parental Supervision Statement

Purdue University Fort Wayne is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre-K – 12. While the Purdue Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.

In case of an emergency please contact the Purdue Fort Wayne University Police at 481-6827.

Personal Enrichment Classes for Adults

The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the Purdue Fort Wayne Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.

Purdue University West Lafayette Procedures for Programs Involving Minors

The Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy abides by the Purdue University operating procedures and policy outlined in the Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors that went into effect January 1, 2015. This policy and registration form may be viewed here: