Group Photo CORE 2017

Mississippi Summer Arts Institute: Core Arts


Registration for CORE Arts Camp 2017 is open. Click HERE to download our application form!

The Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute CORE Arts Camp will be held June 4 through June 17, 2017.
Ages 12-18 (rising 7th graders – graduating high school seniors).

Core Arts aims to create a space in which emerging artists can realize their dreams, unleash their imagination, and discover and explore their talents. Core Arts provides a positive and supportive environment for students who wish to gain exposure to the arts or aim to further develop their creative abilities. Each day, campers will receive wide-ranging and intensive instruction from experienced teaching artists in a variety of art forms including dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Campers customize their schedule by choosing their own course of study in a five-period-per-day format. Courses offer a tremendous opportunity for individual instruction, with a teacher-student ratio of approximately 1:10. Core Arts exists to promote the creative abilities of young artists who wish to cultivate and enjoy their own artistry. 

Classes featured at CORE Arts 2017 include: beginner’s jazz and contemporary dance, audition prep, acting 101, musical theatre and class voice (pop performance), ceramics, sculpture, digital production, stop-motion graphics, Brazilian and African drumming, mixed media portraiture, and more!

Residential Track 

  • Ages 12-18 (Rising 7th graders through graduating high school seniors)
  • Participants must be 12 years or older to stay in the DSU dormitories
  • Cost: $750, an all-inclusive fee that provides all art supplies, lodging accommodations, all meals, weekend field trips, and a MSAI t-shirt

Non-Residential Track 

  • Ages 12-13 (Rising 7th & 8th graders)
  • Cost: $650 (excludes the cost of lodging)
  • Participant and parent/guardian are responsible for off-campus housing
  • Participants are required to attend all daily camp activities, beginning with breakfast and ending after the evening activity, as well as all weekend excursions and activities

Please direct all questions to Cade Holder, Arts Education Coordinator: 662-846-4844.


The video below was produced by the 2016 multimedia class at the Janice Wyatt Summer Arts Institute organized by the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University.

Art Is Our Story