College of Visual and Performing Arts

CAA Current Class Schedule

Spring 2018 Theatre Classes

For proper placement, please use the student's grade level during the 2017-2018 school year. To register for classes, call 260-481-6059 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 IPFW campus, visit the IPFW Summer Camps web page.

Improv Workshop (Grades 6-12)

CAA drama studentsHave 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 IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. 

Saturday, April 14
9am to 12noon
Kettler Studio Theatre
One 3-hour class: $49

To register or for information, click here or call 260-481-6059.

Commedia dell'Arte (Grades 6-12)

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This workshop covers the basics of Commedia dell'Arte, which is a comedic form of Italian theatre that began in the 16th century. Physical storytelling, improvisation and lazzi (traditional jokees and stage business) will be explored in a collaborative setting. This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. 

Saturday, April 14
1pm to 4pm
Kettler Studio Theatre
One 3-hour class: $49

To register or for information, click here or call 260-481-6059.

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Dramagination (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 IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. 

Saturdays, February 3 through March 24
9:45am–10:45am
Kettler Studio Theatre
Eight 1-hour classes: $89

This class will be offered again this summer; check back in April for the final schedule.

 

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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. This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. 

Saturdays, February 3 through March 24
10:45am–12:15pm
Kettler Studio Theatre
Eight 1.5-hour classes: $115

This class will be offered again this summer; check back in April for the final schedule.


Contact CAA at 260-481-6059 or hainesmd@ipfw.edu for details.

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Accreditation

The IPFW 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).

NGCAE Logo_ColorThe Community Arts Academy is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is committed to making high-quality arts education accessible to all.


Refund Policy

A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the IPFW 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

IPFW 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 IPFW 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 IPFW 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 IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.

Purdue University Procedures for Programs Involving Minors

The IPFW Community Arts Academy abides by the 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: