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Summer Study - Visual Arts

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Summer Study - Visual Arts 

There are numerous programs offering summer study in visual art, often with different components.

Programs can vary drastically in residential offerings, cost, financial aid, college credit offerings, application requirements and/or enrollment deadlines. Do your due diligence research before applying (if required) and confirming enrollment.


This page is divided them into two groups:

1. College/school/museum-based summer programs

2. State sponsored summer programs.

Cost and residency requirements are two main differences between the two. However, countless additional arts programs exist at community education programs around the country through art centers, museums, community colleges, artist studios and the like that are not listed. Check your local community for such art courses.



[Note: many of the colleges below offer courses outside of visual arts as well]


Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University (MA)https://lesley.edu/lp/pre-college

Boston University (MA) -  http://www.bu.edu/summer/

Buck's Rock Camp (CT) - http://www.bucksrockcamp.com/

California College of the Arts (CA) - http://www.cca.edu/academics/precollege

California Institute of the Arts Cal Arts (CA) - http://calarts.edu/cap

Carnegie Mellon (PA) - http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college/

Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) -  http://www.choate.edu/summerprograms/index.aspx

Cleveland Institute of Art (OH)https://www.cia.edu/continuing-education/pre-college

College for Creative Studies (MI) - http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/ce/precollege

Colorado College (CO) - http://www2.coloradocollege.edu/summersession/

Columbia College (IL) - http://www.colum.edu/Admissions/hssi.php 

Columbia University (NY) - http://www.ce.columbia.edu/hs/courses.cfm?PID=4&Content=JS

Columbus College of Art & Design (OH) - http://www.ccad.edu/programs-of-study/community-classes/college-preview/

Cooper Union (NY) - http://www.saturdayoutreach.org/outreach/welcome

Corcoran College of Art & Design (DC) - http://ce.corcoran.edu/precollege

Cornell University (NY) - http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc  (sophomore, junior, senior)

Cornish College of the Arts (WA) - http://www.cornish.edu/summer/

Cushing Academy (MA) -  http://www.cushing.org/summer

Emerson College (MA) - https://www.emerson.edu/majors-programs/pre-college-programs

Emily Carr University of Art & Design (BC, Canada) - http://www.ecuad.ca/programs/cs/teens/

Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC) - http://fitnyc.edu/5915.asp

Idyllwild Arts Academy (CA) -  http://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer.aspx

Interlochen Arts Camp & Academy (MI) -  http://camp.interlochen.org/visual-arts-summer-programs

ID Tech Campus (multiple locations) - http://www.internaldrive.com/courses-programs/

Kansas City Art Institute (MO) - http://www.kcai.edu/continuing-education/programs

Maine College of Art (ME) -http://www.meca.edu/continuing-studies/pre-college

Maryland Institute College of Art (MD) - http://www.mica.edu/Programs_of_Study/Programs_for_Children_and_Teens.html

Mass Art (MA) - http://www.massart.edu/Continuing_Education/Youth_Programs/Summer_Studios.html

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (WI) - http://www.miad.edu/precollege/what-is-pre-college#

Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MN) - http://www.mcad.edu/showPage.php?pageID=1144

Moore College of Art & Design (PA) - http://www.moore.edu/youth_programs

Montclair Art Museum (NJ) - http://www.montclairartmuseum.org/summerart_registration/#g5

Montserrat College of Art (MA) - http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-ed/summer-pre-college/index.php

New York Film Academy (NY)- https://www.nyfa.edu/summer-camps/ 

New York University (NYC) -  http://www.nyu.edu/summer/2012/highschool/program.html

Northeastern University Summer Design Program (MA) - https://camd.northeastern.edu/summer-programs-nuterm/

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NS, Canada) - https://my.nscad.ca/applypreu/pre-university-application.ezc

Otis College of Art & Design - https://www.otis.edu/summer-residency

Oxbow School (CA) - http://www.oxbowschool.org

Pacific Northwest College of Art - https://pnca.edu/academics/community-education/precollege-courses

Parsons The New School (NYC & Paris) - http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/summer-programs/

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PA) - http://www.pafa.org/School/Continuing-Education/Summer-Academy-for-High-School-Students/207/

Penn State School of Visual Arts (PA) - https://sova.psu.edu/summer/about

Phillips Academy (MA) -  http://www.andover.edu/SummerSessionOutreach/Pages/default.aspx

Pratt Institute (NYC) - http://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing_education_and_professional/pro_credit_programs/precollege/hs_programs/ 

Putney School (VT) -  http://summer.putneyschool.org/

Ringling College of Art and Design (FL) - http://www.ringling.edu/PreCollege.77.0.html

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (CO) - http://www.rmcad.edu/high-school-programs/overview

Rhode Island School of Design RISD (RI) - http://precollege.risd.edu

Sarah Lawrence (NY) -  http://www.slc.edu/ce/pre-college/index.html

San Francisco Art Institute (CA) - http://www.sfai.edu/precollege-program

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL) - http://www.saic.edu/continuing_studies/high_school/summer_institute/index.html 

School of the Museum of Fine Arts (MA) - http://www.smfa.edu/Continuing_Education/Pre_College_Summer_Studio/Index.asp (sophomores and above)

School of Visual Arts (NYC) - http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/adm/index.jsp?sid0=4&sid1=63#_2  

Syracuse (NY) - http://summercollege.syr.edu (sophomore & junior)

Tyler School of Art, Temple University (PA) - http://tyler.temple.edu/continuing-education-program/pre-college-summer-workshop#

UCLA (CA) - http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Art/overview.htm

University of the Arts (PA) - https://www.uarts.edu/academics/pre-college-programs/summer-institute-9-12 (junior & senior)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - http://faa.illinois.edu/Summer+Opportunities/FAA+Summer+Intensive

University of Southern California USC (CA) - http://summer.usc.edu/index.shtml 

University of Paris Sorbonne (Paris) - http://www.summerstudy.com/paris

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - http://www.vcu.edu/arts/summerintensive/ 

Washington U St Louis (MO) - http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu/photoj (photojournalism only visual arts summer program)



California State Summer School for the Arts -Inner Spark (CA) - http://www.csssa.org/

Delaware Governor's School for Excellence (DE) - http://www.udel.edu/govschool/

Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GA) - http://admin.doe.k12.ga.us/gadoe/blogs/ghpblog.nsf/d6plinks/CBYE-6AWNBU

Governor's Institute of Vermont (VT) - http://www.giv.org/

Governor's School of North Carolina (NC) - http://www.ncgovschool.org/curriculum/

Governor's School of New Jersey (NJ) - http://www.nj.gov/govschool/

Governor's School of West Virginia (WV) - http://www.wvgovschools.org/GSA/index.html

Jumpstart, Oregon State Univ (OR)-http://oregonstate.edu/dept/arts/jumpstart/

Kentucky Governor's School of the Arts - http://www.kentuckygsa.org/

New Jersey Center for Arts (NJ) - http://artcenternj.org/teenclasses.php

Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MO) - http://mfaa.missouristate.edu/

New York State Summer School of the Arts - http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/nysssa/

North Dakota Governor's School (ND) - www.ndsu.nodak.edu/govschool/

South Carolina Governors School for the Arts & Humanities (SC) - http://www.scgsah.org/section/summer_programs

Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts (TN) - http://www.mtsu.edu/gschool/

Texas Governor's School (TX) - http://governorschool.tamu.edu/

Virginia Governor's School (VA)- http://govschool.cnu.edu/

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