Summer Institute : Art, Media + Design

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Complete Information for Summer 2016 will be available in late November.

July 11 - August 6, 2016 |     4 weeks
|     3 College Credits

The Premise
Trying to pinpoint your passion, keep your options open, or simply grow and complement the work you do best? Our four-week Art, Media + Design program offers a wide variety of options, letting you select the courses, artform and media you WANT to study for a custom, comprehensive learning experience driven by your your strengths, aspirations and interests.

Design your personal schedule by choosing two majors and two electives, which combine to form a course load as varied and unique as you are. Our faculty of professional, practicing artists guide exploration of the conceptual, creative and technical aspects of the subjects of your choice. Walk away from four weeks on campus with expanded and strengthened skills, a broadened vocabulary,and increased confidence as an artist.

The Perks

  • Guest lectures by practicing Artists
  • Trips to museums, galleries, and cultural institutions
  • Official one-on-one portfolio review with an Admissions counselor (which rising seniors can apply toward Fall 2016 college applications)
  • Open studio hours in the evenings

The Proof

  • A custom portfolio representing your work across your majors and electives tohowcase your talent to colleges
  • Showcase your completed projects in a curated exhibition
  • An Artist Statement
  • Written Evaluations from each of your instructors
  • Inclusion in the annual published Summer Institute “Look Book,” where images of your work and artist statement are printed alongside those of other students
  • 3 college credits
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Tuition, Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

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View Brochure

View our 2015 Summer Institute brochure and registration form.

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Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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How to Apply

Download our registration form and find the tuition rates and deadlines for all programs.