Purpose

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts is the post-secondary educational division of The Young Americans, Inc.

The Young Americans was founded in 1962 with the mission to promote goodwill and understanding around the world through music. The Young Americans cast members come from across the USA and around the world to use their talents as singers, dancers, and musicians to inspire audiences of all ages.

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts was founded to enhance the Young American experience by providing cast members of The Young Americans with a learning environment that reinforces the YA experience of innovative and creative learning with academic rigor that advances artistry and leadership skills to establish each student as a lifelong learner.

Educational Objectives

Artistry: Students will develop their artistic voice and gain an acute awareness, understanding, appreciation and expression of the performing arts.

Leadership: Students will develop and demonstrate application of ethical decision making, defined values system, diversity of knowledge and understanding of management and team leadership.

Global Perspective: Students will develop skills that allow them to effectively and professionally work across cultural boundaries.

Continuous Learning: Students will develop critical analysis skills and be able to apply these skills to a life-long pursuit of knowledge.

Mission

To provide members of The Young Americans with a performance-based education emphasizing artistry, leadership, communication, and collaboration. The Associate of Arts and certificate programs of study offered provide developing artists with skills, knowledge, and experiences that will be foundational for their future as performers, teachers, and leaders.