Summer Institute : Art, Media + Design : Tuition + Admissions

The UArts Pre-College Summer Institute attracts students from around the world. The admissions process is competitive and intended to determine if the program is a good fit for the applicant. Rising juniors and seniors in high school are welcome to apply as residential students, and rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to apply as commuter students.

Application Requirements Other Expenses
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Tuition + Fees  

Application Requirements
Art, Media + Design Program

  1. Completed application form
  2. $50 nonrefundable application fee
  3. One-page, typed, personal essay expressing why you have chosen to study at the University of the Arts this summer
  4. Digital Portfolio of 5-10 images of your artwork. Work must be numbered and accompanied by a list that outlines the title, medium and dimensions

*All supplemental pieces must be submitted digitally as a URL to a website, email attachment, or on a flashdrive or DVD. We are happy to advise you about your application materials. If you are concerned that your portfolio or application materials are not fully developed, please contact our office to discuss with a Pre-College staff member.

Visit the Apply Now page for information on how to submit application materials.

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2014 Tuition + Fees*
Art, Media + Design Program – Residential Students
Application Fee $50
Tuition $3,150
Housing + Meals $1,520
Total Residential Cost $4,720
Art, Media + Design Program – Commuter Students
Application Fee $50
Tuition $3,150
Commuter Lunch-Only Meal Plan (required) $240
Total Commuter Cost $3,440
Additional Fees (if applicable)
International Student Fee $250
Late Payment Fee $60
Returned Check Fee $50

*Course information below is for the 2014 program. Information for the 2015 program coming soon.

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Other Expenses
Art Supplies

Students are required to bring art supplies with them or purchase them once they arrive on campus. Supply lists will be available on our website one month prior to the start of the program with an estimation cost.

Optional trips to the beach in Wildwood, N.J., Six Flags Great Adventure and NYC are at an additional cost to the student. Sign-up sheets will be distributed once the student has reserved their spot in the program.

Spending + Miscellaneous Expenses
Students spend an average of $80-$100 per week on additional items including laundry, snacks, personal spending and non-required supplies.

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