INTERESTED IN THE HIP HOP INSTITUTE?
Students wanting to enroll in the Hip Hop Institute must enroll by May 15 in ConnectCarolina. All three courses (MUSC 156, 157 and 286) satisfy the Visual and Performing Arts General Education requirement at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Contact Mark Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
WANT TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER SCHOOL?
- Maymester courses run from May 15-31.
- Summer Session I runs from May 15 to June 20.
- Summer Session II runs from June 24 to July 30.
For additional summer school course offerings, check the Summer School course listings here.
This summer, students will take their talents from the classroom to the stage at UNC’s first ever Hip Hop Institute.
The Hip Hop Institute, a new UNC Summer School program being offered June 3-14, consists of three courses: Rap Lab, Beat Making Lab and Hip Hop Dance. The courses will run concurrently and collaborate over the course of the session. The experience will culminate in a live concert that will be open to the public.
Program creator and UNC professor Mark Katz was inspired by Next Level, an initiative that brings culturally rich hip hop experiences to diverse communities across the world. In his role as co-director at Next Level, he met with hip hop creatives, whom he collaborated with to bring a similar program to UNC.
“It’s an incredibly powerful program. It's really life changing for both the instructors and the participants,” Katz said. “And I thought why not try to do something like that here … why not do do something that's so effective and powerful.