Overview

Study at the world-renowned UCLA Department of Art this summer! The Summer Art Institute is designed for talented and highly motivated high school students. Each two-week session carries three units of UCLA college credit and is structured around a combination of daily, focused studio work, artist lectures, group critiques, and one-on-one meetings with faculty.

Students may enroll in one or both two-week sessions and choose from Drawing & Painting, Drawing & Sculpture, Photography, or Video Art & Experimental Animation. Students should expect an intensive two weeks of immersive studio instruction and be prepared to work hard.

Daily studio work is enhanced by special programming. Participants are exposed to a range of media and contemporary art practices with presentations by both UCLA Department of Art faculty and visiting artists.

Headed by a faculty of internationally recognized artists, the Department of Art is committed to artistic development and study within the context of a major research university. As working artists, the faculty represents many approaches to making and interpreting artworks. Students are provided the curriculum to experiment and are challenged to express themselves in ways that are meaningful in the social context in which they live. 

To apply for the Art Summer Institute, you must meet the following qualifications:

Enrolled in grades 8th – 12th during Spring
14-18 years of age at the time of participation

Students who do not meet the minimum program requirements should not apply and should consider other summer opportunities.

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