Summer Institute : Art, Media + Design : Curriculum
In the four-week Art, Media + Design program you will participate in college-level courses designed for students who want to transform from making high school projects to thinking like an artist with a personal vision and comprehensive portfolio of work. Students who successfully complete the program will receive three college credits.
The program is designed to give you a fully explorative arts experience. All students are required to select one major, one minor, and one evening elective. This course load ensures that you will have an immersive college-level experience that will give you a comprehensive education in the visual arts and help you build a strong portfolio.
*Students in the Animation and Filmmaking major do not select a minor course.
Additional Curricular Activities:
– Guest Lectures
– Professional Practices Workshops
– College Admissions + Portfolio Lecture
– Individual Portfolio Reviews with UArts Admissions Counselors
– Field Trips
– Final Exhibition
Students in the Art, Media + Design program are required to attend open studio sessions in the evening. These sessions provide extra time for students to work on projects, as well as serve as an open forum for new initiatives and ideas with peers in the program.
The final exhibition, screenings and performances are an important part of the Summer Institute experience and give you real-life experience in writing an artist statement and exhibiting your work in front of an audience. You will participate in a soft opening the Friday evening before the final exhibit, and have the opportunity to view rehearsals by students in the performing arts programs. On the final Saturday of the program, parents and friends are invited to our University theaters and galleries to celebrate your talents and achievements.
|7am - 9am||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Brunch||Brunch|
|9am - 12pm||Major||Major||Major||Major||Major||--||--|
|12pm - 1pm||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Professional Practices Workshops, and/or Trips to Local Museums||Bus trips to NYC, Wildwood + Dorney Park (optional)|
|1pm - 4pm||Minor||Major||Minor||Major||Minor|
|4pm - 6pm||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner|
|6pm - 8pm||Evening Elective||Workshops + Guest Lecturers||Evening Elective||Open Studio||Workshops + Guest Lecturers||Activities with Cas||Activities with Cas|
|10:30pm||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in|
|12 midnight||Lights Out||Lights Out||Lights Out||Lights Out||Lights Out||Lights Out||Lights Out|
In the historical tradition of art making, many of the courses in our program utilize nude models to help you build a strong foundation in observational skills. Please be advised that this program is a college-level experience and working from a nude model is important for students to mature as artists.