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|
|› Portfolio Requirements||› Refund Policy|
|› Tuition + Fees|
- Application form
- $50 nonrefundable application fee
- One-page, typed, personal essay expressing why you want to attend the program
- Portfolio of 5-10 images of your artwork (on a CD that is clearly labeled with your name). Work must be numbered and accompanied by a list that outlines the title, medium and dimensions
*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.
Art, Media + Design Portfolio Requirements
Art, Media + Design applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their work. An artist's portfolio is an opportunity for students to present their talents, express their individuality and tell about their visual experiences. We would like to see recent work that demonstrates the student's strength and experience in the arts. This representational portfolio should include a total of five to ten pieces. We suggest the following:
- Drawings: charcoal, collage, ink, pastel, pencil, watercolor, sketch books, storyboards
- Paintings: acrylic or oil
- Prints: etching, digital, lithography, monotypes, silk screen
- Photography: black and white, color, digital
- Graphic Design and Industrial Design: abstract forms, advertisements, posters, typography, website graphics, product design, exhibition design
- Sculpture: metal, plaster, stone, wood
- Crafts: ceramics, fibers, jewelry
- Animation Production, Film Production and Video Production: individual and/or collaborative productions (no more than three minutes in length)
- Website Authoring: webmaster experience, site design, site graphics
- Flash or Director Animations or Interactive Productions
- Book Arts, Graphic Novels, or Magazine Publishing: combining image and text
- Performance Art: incorporating elements such as objects, movement, sound and text
- Installation: site specific objects in the environment
Please note: No original artwork will be reviewed. Work may take the form of photographs, color copies or computer printouts no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches in plastic sleeves or a CD/DVD in a protective case. Work must be numbered, clearly labeled with the student's name and name of the piece, and accompanied by a list that outlines the title, medium, dimensions and date of completion.
|2013 Tuition + Fees|
|Art, Media + Design Program – Residential Students|
|Housing + Meals||$1,495|
|Total Residential Cost||$4,495|
|Dance Program – Commuter Students|
|Commuter Meal Plan (required)||$440|
|Total Commuter Cost||$3,440|
|Additional Fees (if applicable)|
|International Student Fee||$250|
|Late Payment Fee||$60|
|Returned Check Fee||$50|
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. Students pay a $25 transportation fee per trip. The estimated cost of additional admission, meals and spending money is $100 per trip.
Spending + Miscellaneous Expenses
Students spend an average of $80-$100 per week on additional items including laundry, snacks, personal spending and non-required supplies.
Students who are dismissed from the program will not be refunded any tuition, housing or fees. Students who wish to withdraw for any reason must submit their request in writing by fax, email or post. All refunds are less nonrefundable application and registration fees, and are calculated as follows:
- 100% refund less the nonrefundable application and registration fees for withdrawal one month prior to the first class
- 80% refund less the nonrefundable application and registration fees for withdrawal one week prior to the first class
- No refunds will be issued if withdrawal is less than seven days prior to the first class