Summer Fine Arts Academy

July 13-18, 2014 | Students Age 14-18



Spend a week at one of America's premier Christian liberal arts colleges and develop your knowledge and skills in digital media, music, or theatre. You'll be taught by Milligan faculty and students. Residential students have the option of staying in Milligan residence halls or day students can come just for the daily sessions. The program includes hands-on workshops and lessons, evening activities, food, and fun outings to local sights. The week culminates in a Friday evening performance/show that is open to family and friends.


Digital Media






  • Learn more about a particular field and enhance your creative skills
  • Immerse yourself in creative work with Milligan faculty and students
  • Find focus in your creative and career goals
  • Develop a portfolio and/or experience to strengthen college applications and resumes
  • Learn more about Milligan and future enrollment opportunities


The academy is designed for rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and just-graduated seniors (ages 14-18).


Registration begins Sunday afternoon, July 13. Students will check out Friday night, July 18, following the closing program.

Earn College Credit (Dual Enrollment)

High school students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors) are eligible for 1 credit hour of dual enrollment credit at no additional cost. Credits are transferable to the college of your choice. Be sure to check the dual enrollment box on the Academy application. You will also need to complete a Milligan College transcript request form at registration on the day of your arrival. Transcripts will be mailed to the address on the request form, once final grades are processed. Please verify with your high school as to where the transcripts need to be sent.

Dual Enrollment Grant - Tennessee residents

If you apply by May 1, Tennessee residents (juniors and seniors) may qualify for a $100 dual enrollment grant through the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program to help offset the cost of the arts academy. The grant application deadline is May 1. If you receive this grant, your total due to the Arts Academy will be $100 less than the amount indicated below under "Cost."


Residential Students: $500 includes five nights of lodging, all meals, workshops and programmatic elements, and fun outings to local sights.

Day Students: $400 includes lunch each day (Mon-Fri), workshops and programmatic elements, and fun outings to local sights. Day students are required to be on-campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some additional evening hours required by some programs. Inquire for more details.


A $100 deposit is due at the point of registration (refundable until June 15). Final payment is due upon arrival at the academy on July 13.


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dawngentryDawn Gentry serves as Director of Milligan's Arts Academy. Dawn holds an M.A. in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Christian University and is currently working on a graduate degree at Emmanuel Christian Seminary. She has 11 years of experience as Children’s Ministry Director at Post Road Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was responsible for over 200 volunteers in children’s, first impressions, and involvement ministries.  

To read about the faculty for each program, click on the links for Digital Media, Music, and Theatre.


Contact or call 800.262.8337.