Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program

This two-week summer program integrates Brown University Pre-College Programs' long tradition in developing critical thinking based in history, theory, and practice with the philosophy of Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship that the creative process and the entrepreneurial journey share the same DNA.

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, Rhode Island, and Berklee campus in Boston, Massachusetts, experiencing two college environments and the exciting artistic worlds each inhabit and help foster. Read a Q&A with program director Panos Panay.

Applications for this program are now closed.

Explore the summer program and hear first-hand from past students in this video:

Program length:
13 days
Program dates:
July 16–28, 2017
Registration fee:
Included in tuition
Move-in starting: Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island
Move-out by: Friday, July 28, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the Berklee campus in Boston, Massachusetts
Age range:
15–18 years, and must have completed ninth grade and no more than 12th grade

*Nonrefundable and nontransferable. Program information subject to change.

Note: Though not required, you are permitted to bring laptops, computers, tablets, etc. Wireless internet and electrical outlet plugs are provided throughout the campus. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to keep your items safe. Berklee is not responsible for the loss of these items.