Courses

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. Develop characters while learning movement and vocal techniques in an exciting atmosphere.

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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.


September 21, 2019 to November 9, 2019, Kettler Hall Studio Theatre G32
Gain confidence in your performing abilities! Learn acting and audition techniques and how to approach a cold reading. Build skills in character and relationships through monologues and scenes. Master your voice by learning theatrical industry-standard exercises.


November 2-23, 2019, Kettler Hall Studio Theatre G32
Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.


September 21, 2019 to October 19, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 132 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.


September 21, 2019 to October 19, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 132 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
Students will learn about the art of printmaking. They will be making their own stamps and printing on a variety of materials. Students will be using styrofoam, EZ cut, and linoleum to gouge out different artworks and print with block ink. Kids will be able to choose their printing subject matter and have fun with a brand new medium and art form!


October 26, 2019 to November 23, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 132 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
Students will learn about the art of printmaking. They will be making their own stamps and printing on a variety of materials. Students will be using styrofoam, EZ cut, and linoleum to gouge out different artworks and print with block ink. Kids will be able to choose their printing subject matter and have fun with a brand new medium and art form!


October 26, 2019 to November 23, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 132 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
Perfect for the younger student, this class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students' imagination and promote creativity.


September 21, 2019 to December 14, 2019, Williams Theatre Rm 113
This class will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing.


September 21, 2019 to December 14, 2019, Williams Theatre Rm 113
This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced. It is recommended that students have taken Ballet I but it is not required.


September 21, 2019 to December 14, 2019, Williams Theatre Rm 113
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of ballet technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and alignment and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in ballet and to be more self-disciplined.

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This is a great introductory class that will get young students used to making sounds with different parts of the tap shoe. Elements such as toe taps, heel digs, shuffles, and ball-changes are taught. Body rhythms and using imaginative play to explore improvisation will be incorporated. There will be an emphasis on dancing to the beat and hearing rhythms of different music.

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This class teaches basic, fundamental tap technique. Students will enhance their rhythm skills by learning fun combinations. Musicality, improvisation and performance quality will be emphasized. It is designed for beginner students.


September 21, 2019 to December 14, 2019, Williams Theatre Rm 113
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of tap technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in tap and to be more self-disciplined.


September 21, 2019 to December 14, 2019, Williams Theatre Rm 113
This class is being offered for the younger student who has an interest in jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.


September 21, 2019 to December 14, 2019, Williams Theatre Rm 113
This class teaches the fundamentals of jazz movement for older students or students who have previously taken jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.

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In this class students will continue to build upon the fundamentals of jazz and tap dance. Class will include a warm up, technique, and choreography in both styles of dance. Students will need tap and jazz shoes.

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This course is used to make monthly payments for CAA private music instruction. If you have questions, please contact Lynn Hanson via email at hansonl@pfw.edu


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Join in the fun and learn more about the art of singing. Under the direction of an experienced music educator from the Fort Wayne Children's Choir, singers will be introduced to basic music theory through musical games, instruction, and, of course, singing. The week culminates in a short program for parents and family members. This camp is for students entering 1st-6th grade in the fall.

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Chamber music is one of the many great learning experiences for young musicians studying music. It can strengthen individual playing skills as well as build self confidence and working together as a team. CAA Chamber Music students are provided with a chance to excel in their musical abilities and creativity through weekly coachings by CAA instructors, followed by a recital at the end of the semester. We are offering an experience of musical community, creativity and excellence.


September 10, 2019 to November 26, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students are coached by Philharmonic musicians and must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing. Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for information.

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The Purdue University Fort Wayne Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival aims to inspire young pianists to strive for artistic excellence and to encourage them to reach their potential in piano study and performance. Students are immersed in all things piano, from a variety of workshops and group sessions, masterclasses, music theory and keyboard musicianship classes and ensemble playing, to daily individual lessons with camp faculty and practice sessions guided by experienced practice coaches, all to help them progress rapidly and continue to be excited about making music throughout the year. Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for information.

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This workshop intensive is geared toward high school and college students, high school teachers, and other people who use lighting and want to learn how new technologies work and how to utilize and design with them for their specific needs. Hands-on experience will be provided during the workshop to see practically how new technologies can work when designing with LEDs and moving lights. Closed toed shoes must be worn. This program will be led by Mark Ridgeway, Purdue University Fort Wayne Associate Professor of Scenic/Lighting Design.

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Come and enjoy workshops in ceramics, painting, photography, and web design during the Summer Arts Camp at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Workshops for students in grades 7-12 will be taught by experienced faculty from the Departmentof Art and Design. Participants will have the opportunity to spend time with each instructor and complete projects to take home in each area. Friday will include a session on writing an artist statement and preparing for a reception for family and friends to enjoy the art and design work created during the week. This program will be led by Seth Green, Purdue University Fort Wayne Associate Professor of Ceramics.

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Be part of this marvelous opportunity to get inside the creation of virtual worlds through the most advanced technology available. You will be able to create your own virtual worlds, full of interactive objects that will teach you how a virtual world looks and reacts. Moreover, you will be the creator and the protagonist of this cinematic experience as well.


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Summer Wind Music Week is a day camp for beginning to advanced woodwind students age 12 to 18. Offering instruction in clarinet, flute, oboe, French horn and bassoon, this program includes chamber music, masterclasses, large woodwind ensemble performance, and introductory music theory classes. Masterclass topics will include how to effectively and efficiently practice, scale studies, how best to warm up, and performing under pressure (audition preparation). Chamber music offers students an opportunity to make music with their peers without a conductor. They will learn how to solve musical challenges on their own, explore their own musical creativity, and receive expert coaching from Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians. Music theory will provide younger students an opportunity to learn about how music is organized and composed. Music theory subjects will include interval identification, chord analysis, and meter and rhythm studies. Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for details.

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Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6697 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Call Lynn Hanson at 260-481-6977 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD