SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer Art Programs
Finding the Right Summer Program for You

Start your search by asking yourself the following questions:

1.    Would I prefer a sleep-away program or a commuter program?
2.    When am I available this summer? Many programs run the entire length of July. Some span over one or two weeks. Workshops tend to just last a few days.
3.    What are my geographic limitations? Rockland, Westchester, NYC, East Coast, None
4.    What are my financial limitations? Does the tuition include room, board, and supplies?
5.    Is there financial aid or scholarship money available?
6.    What colleges am I considering? Look at those schools first for their summer opportunities.
7.    Do I have a portfolio of 8-20 pieces to submit? Many applications require a portfolio, letter of recommendation, and/or essay.
8.    What specific courses am I interested in taking?
9.    When are the deadlines? Give yourself enough time to collect all of the necessary application materials.

The following is a very incomplete list of programs. You must conduct your own research and chose the program that best suits your needs.

Rockland County- Day Classes

Rockland Center for the Arts
rocklandartcenter.org

Arts Alliance of Haverstraw
www.arts-alliance.org

Arts Students’ League
www.aslv.org

Westchester County- Day Classes

SUNY Purchase
www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/CE/Summer/VisualArtsInstitute.aspx

Westchester Community College
www.sunywcc.edu/extension_sites/west_art_workshop/courses.htm

New York City
Metropolitan Museum of Art
www.metmuseum.org

Brooklyn Museum
www.bma.org

Whitney
www.whitney.org

Parsons
www.parsons.edu/pre_enrollment/pre_college.aspx

International Center of Photography
www.icp.org

School of Visual Arts
www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/ce/index.jsp?sid0=4&sid1=63#b

New York University
www.nyu.edu/summer/2007/highschool/courses/art_and_art_professions.html

NYU-Tisch School (film/video)
www.specialprograms.tisch.nyu.edu/page/hsStudents.html

Columbia
www.ce.columbia.edu/hs/courses.cfm?PID=4&Content=visualarts

FIT
www3.fitnyc.edu/continuinged/precollege/new/summerlive/summerlive.htm

Beyond (organized by approx. distance)

Skidmore
www.skidmore.edu/administration/osp/summer_pre-college/index.htm

UPenn
www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/highschool/summerstudios_hs.php

Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
http://www.temple.edu/tyler/cont_ed_p.html
3 sessions available for 2, 4, or 6 weeks

Carnegie Mellon
www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college/

Syracuse University
summercollege.syr.edu/two_week_studio.php
classes run for two weeks each

Boston Art Institute, Lesley College
www.lesley.edu/aib/curriculum/precollege.html

Boston Museum School www.smfa.edu/Continuing_Education/Pre_College_Summer_Studio/Index.asp

New York State Summer School of the Arts,
School of Visual Arts- Brockport, NY
School of Media Arts- Ithaca, NY
www.emsc.nysed.gov/nysssa

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
http://www.risd.edu/precollege.cfm

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) www.mica.edu/PROGRAMS/cs/precollege/index.cfm?id=390

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/artweb/test/html/summer.asp?id=10

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
www.saic.edu/continuing_studies/high_school/summer_institute/index.html#overview

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