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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

LYNX National Arts & Media Camps

June 5-17, 2016 and July 10-22, 2016

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The LYNX National Arts and Media Camps are two-week long residential summer immersion programs for high school students hosted on the University of Colorado Denver campus and sponsored by the CU Denver College of Arts & Media.

The 2016 camps will feature two sessions:

SESSION 1 | June 5-17, 2016 - Music Industry Program (full)​

SESSION 2 | July 10-22, 2016 (choose one) - Digital Animation & Motion Graphics (full), Movie Production (full), or Photography

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LYNX Camp courses are taught by CU Denver College of Arts & Media faculty members in our modern facilities. Leading professionals from the Denver community and beyond provide guest lectures and performances. In addition to customized instruction in an academic program of choice, students have the opportunity to experience the programs offered at the College of Arts & Media. Evening activities consist of cultural, recreation and co-curricular programs.

Please browse the links on the left for more information about the 2016 Camp! 

2015 LYNX Camp 

The 2015 Camp took place from June 14th-26th, 2015. It consisted of four camp programs: Photography, Movie Production, Digital Animation and 3D Graphics, and Music Industry (Singer/Songwriter, Recording Arts, Music Business, and Performance/Ensembles). You can find articles about the 2015 camp in the Media Section​ of our website. We hosted 94 students and the camp and it was a wonderful learning experience for the students. Our 2015 LYNX Camp video is available on our Youtube page here​

LYNX Camp Mission

Our mission is to effect change by preparing high school students to successfully pursue their artistic passions through higher education.

Our students are exposed to the skills they need to foster creativity, learning, and community in a higher education environment in order to reach their full academic potential. 

LYNX Camp Vision

We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them into the college environment confident of purpose, ready to succeed.

LYNX Camp Values

Creative excellence

Academic and artistic rigor, creativity and innovation are bedrock principles of the College of Arts & Media community and the cornerstone of how we define excellence. As champions of creative excellence in art making and artistic expression we support risk-taking, intellectual freedom and social responsibility.


We believe in a culture of shared discovery. Our students learn by doing, and as emerging peers, are important contributors to the knowledge exchange. We value rigorous investigation, critical thinking, diversity, collaboration and invention.


We are committed to learning both inside and outside the classroom. The accessibility, diversity and cultural energy of Denver make the College of Arts & Media a better place to teach, work and learn. We strive to offer reciprocal experiences to the citizens of this great city and pay it forward by extending our reach and impact in the global community.

LYNX Camp Learning Objectives

By participating in the LYNX National Arts & Media Camp, students will:

-  Develop artistic skills! Students will have opportunities for hands-on artistic learning in a fun and safe learning environment.

-  Make friends! Students will be able to build a community of peers, mentors, staff, and college faculty members.

-  Learn about career opportunities in the arts! Students will hear from various guest artists who have made careers out of their talents.

-  Explore CU Denver and Colorado! Students will explore the CU Denver campus, the Denver art scene, and the Rocky Mountains, through tours, field trips and volunteer opportunities!