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LYNX National Arts & Media Camp


We are excited to offer three sessions of LYNX Camp programs! Sessions One and Two will feature two-week immersion programs featuring hands-on learning from recognized CU Denver faculty members and renowned guest artists. These sessions will be open to residential and commuter students.

Session Three is a new LYNX Camp format for 2017. This session will feature one-week programs that are five days long. This session won't offer a residential component and will only be open to commuter students. Students who live outside of the Denver area will need to make arrangements to stay with a family or friend in the area or have the family visit Denver and stay in hotel during the camp. 

In all sessions, the LYNX Camp class size is small to ensure individualized instruction.


Elgibilty

The LYNX Camps are for high school students (ages 14-18) who are interested in the arts. Any student who has finished 8th grade by the start of the camp and has not yet started college is eligible to attend (we do admit students who have just completed 12th grade). Please contact us if you have any questions about eligibility.​​


Session One: Music Industry Camp

June 18-30     
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The Music Industry program is designed to offer high school students a window into into the current state of the music industry. Students will explore many aspects of the industry including performance, singer/songwriter, music business, and recording arts. The program is designed to preview the CU Denver Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Department college programs. Check out this nice article​ about our camp's Music Industry Program in DownBeat Magazine. The songs recorded by past Music Industry Program students are available on SoundCloud here​: 2015 songs and 2016 songs  

Students will have the opportunity to take two elective courses and participate in two ensembles. This summer we will offer electives in the following areas: Performance, Singer/Songwriter, Music Business and Recording Arts (audio production). 

We also offer many exciting ensemble options. This summer students can choose from Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Hip-Hop, Latin/Jazz, A Cappella, Mobile Device, Studio Chamber, and R&B. There will also be options for students who prefer to focus on Recording Arts or Music Business instead of being in an ensemble. The final ensembles offered at the camp will depend on student interest. Students also learn from guest artists and get to go on education field trips such as our annual visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater (the students at the 2016 camp got to attend the soundcheck for the Big Head Todd & The Monsters concert!). All students will get a chance to record a song with one of their ensembles and perform at the student showcase at the conclusion of the camp!

Make sure to watch the video from the 2016 Music Industry Program​udents are available on SoundCloud here​: 2015 songs and 2016 songs                      

All students will be able to choose where to eat and buy their own lunches at the Tivoli Union Food Court. Commuter and Commuter Plus students should eat breakfast at home since this meal will not be provided. 


Session Two: Filmmaking and Digital Animation/Motion Graphics Camps

July 9-21 

Filmmaking – Students will create their own film and experience every step of film production from brainstorming and scriptwriting all the way through filming and screening. Along the way they will learn about lighting, sound, location scouting, editing, graphics, and color correction. Students will work in teams and learn from experienced faculty and filmmakers. All filmmaking equipment is provided for the students. The short films created by the 2016 filmmaking students can be viewed here.    

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Digital Animation/Motion Graphics​ – Bring artwork to life using traditional and digital media to create one-of-a-kind animations and motion graphics. Students will learn animation principles while exploring different techniques, including stop-motion animation, frame-by-frame animation, digitally modified video, and computer-aided animation. Digital tools including workstations, still cameras, video cameras, sound recorders, and drawing tablets may be used in conjunction with sketchbook work and traditional processes to reflect contemporary artistic hybrid methods. Guided by faculty and recent Digital Animation college graduates with professional filmmaker and animator skills, students receive daily instruction and time to practice new skills. The animation reels from the 2016 camp students can be viewed here. ​

All students will be able to choose where to eat and buy their own lunches at the Tivoli Union Food Court. Commuter and Commuter Plus students should eat breakfast at home since this meal will not be provided. 


Session Three- One Week Camps

July 31- August 4 
      Photography Program 
      Scultpure Program 
      Advanced Singer/Songwriter Program  
      College of Arts & Media Preview Week Program 
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Photography – Students will learn the fundamentals of photography in a fun interactive class. From the darkroom to the digital lab, students learn the technical and conceptual skills that are necessary to produce meaningful and provocative photographs. Downtown Denver and the beautiful Auraria Campus will serve as inspiration as students utilize CU Denver's exceptional photography facilities and learn from talented photography professors. 

Sculpture (New!) - Students learn the lost wax process of casting bronze. Methods of  mold making using alginate, modeling wax, investment, foundry work, bronze casting and patinas are introduced. Individual vocabularies are explored. Students will leave with an in depth understanding of the bronze casting process and will complete a small scale bronze sculpture.

Advanced Singer/Songwriter (New!) - This program is reserved for students who have previosly attended the LYNX Camp Music Industry Program or who demonstrate their ability through an audition video. Students will learn from some of Denver most accomplished singer/songwriters. There will be workshops, guest artists, and performance practice. All students will get a professional recording of one of their songs during the camp. 

College of Arts & Media Preview Week (New!) - This camp is designed for high school students who love the arts and are still trying to decide which arts program to pursue for college and a career. Each day of the camp students will be exposed to a new College of Arts and Media Program and get hand-on learning from one of our faculty. Programs from all three of our departments (Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, Film & TV, and Visual Arts) will be previewed at the camp. Our hope is that students will be inspired and have more direction by the end of the program!


Session Three programs are one-week long and don't have a residential component. All students must commute to the camp.​ Students from outside of Denver who want to attend a Session Three program are encouraged to stay with a relative or friend in the Denver area. 

All students will be able to choose where to eat and buy their own lunches at the Tivoli Union Food Court. Session Three students should eat breakfast at home since this meal will not be provided. 

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