Berklee-Brown Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program
2017 Program Dates:
Sunday, July 16 – Friday, July 21 - at Brown University in Providence, RI
Friday, July 21 – Friday, July 28 - at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA
15-17 years, and must have completed 9th grade
Application period now closed for this program.
Application Deadline EXTENDED: May 26, 2017
An integrated cross-institutional two-week program of study for high school students that provides rigorous academic and creative opportunities to learn how to be an innovative entrepreneur.
This two-week program integrates the philosophy of Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship that the creative process and the entrepreneurial journey share the same DNA, with Brown University’s long tradition in developing critical thinking based in history, theory, and practice.
This summer, students will learn from creative and social entrepreneurs, and consider what it means to think critically and innovate in a variety of art disciplines. Students will prototype a hands-on project, and develop the startup mindset needed to be dynamic thinkers and makers. Over the course of the two weeks, students live on both the Brown campus in Providence, RI, and Berklee campus in Boston, MA, experiencing two college environments and the exciting artistic worlds each inhabit and help foster.
The program will begin with a 1-week Summer@Brown course on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island and conclude with a 1-week course at the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship on Berklee's Boston campus.
Students earn a joint certificate from Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and Brown Pre-College Programs.
You will attend workshops and lectures with a variety of music professionals and social and creative innovators, including:
- BerkleeICE and Sonicbids founder Panos Panay
- David Winton Bell Gallery Curator and Maker, Ian Alden Russell
- Grammy Award-winning producer Prince Charles Alexander
- Berklee Songwriting Department Chair Bonnie Hayes
And music industry entrepreneurs such as:
PLEASE NOTE: Program confirmation emails will be sent to students on or before Thursday, 6/5/17. Do not book your flights or purchase plane tickets until you receive this program confirmation.