Experience campus life at UCLA this summer as an artist!
The Summer Art Institute is designed for exceptionally talented and motivated high school students, grades 9-12. Each session is two weeks long and offers young artists an opportunity to earn three units of UCLA college credit. Students can commute to campus for five days a week of intensive studio work, or opt to stay in UCLA residential housing halls with meal plan and supervised evening and weekend activities.
Intensive Art Instruction
Enroll in one or both sessions and choose one of the following studio concentrations per session:
Students who enroll in both Sessions A and B may either repeat or choose alternate disciplines. The Summer Art Institute encourages students to develop, explore, and expand their unique artistic vocabularies. A low student-to-teacher ratio ensures individualized attention tofoster the personal growth of each and every bourgeoning artist. The program also offers demonstrations and workshops geared toward development and documentation of artwork for college portfolios.
Faculty and Guest Artists
The Summer Art Institute curriculum is created and supervised by the internationally recognized UCLA Department of Art faculty. Participants are exposed to a range of media and contemporary art practices through hands-on studio and lab work, critiques, experimental film and video art screenings, engaging lectures on contemporary art history, and fieldtrips to prominent Los Angeles area museums, led by recent UCLA Master of Fine Arts graduates, members of UCLA faculty, or by visiting artists.
Final Critique and Exhibition
The program culminates in a final critique of student projects and an exhibition held at the UCLA New Wight Gallery in the Eli and Edy Broad Art Center. Families and friends of program participants are invited to attend the final student exhibition.
As part of the application process, students wishing to enroll in the Summer Art Institute must upload four examples of recent artwork in JPEG format (500 x 1024 pixels at 72 dpi). Applications are reviewed by Summer Art Institute staff. Once approved, the applicant will receive notification to complete the registration. Limited spaces are available; applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Sculpture Scholarship Opportunity
The UCLA Department of Art is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for students interested in Sculpture. This scholarship covers program fees for Sculpture (offered in Session B only) and will be awarded to a student based on artistic ability demonstrated in the application. For more information and to apply online, please visit the program website. The application deadline is April 15, 2013.
View images from last year's program by clicking here.
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