The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Art & Art History invites emerging teen artists to explore their artistic process, style and voice through ridiculously engaging programs in Art + Design.  Follow along @UTSummerSTART on Instagram!

Our one-week Zip ST.ART and four-week ST.ART Intensive are led by practicing artists & exemplary educators who guide students through the creative process, from ideation to implementation.

ST.ART Intensive – four-week

Immerse yourself in the creative process with daily classes in core 2D and 3D alongside focused concentrations of your choice designed to expand your art practice, grow your portfolio and help you prepare for college and beyond. Our faculty of practicing artists and educators guide students through new (and sometimes untraditional!) materials and processes with projects that challenge students to listen and develop their own voice. ST.ART Intensive isn’t an opportunity to perfect traditional skills, it’s an open door for you to discover your own style and voice as an artist.

2021 Intensive Concentrations

  • Digital Media & Graphic Design
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Museum Studies & Art History
  • Photography & Printmaking
  • Sculpture & 3D Design

Each element of the ST.ART Intensive supports students as they prepare to apply for college, from generating new artworks to crafting artist statements, resumes and more. ST.ART Pre-College programs gives students the tools and support to apply at any college or university throughout the United States and beyond.

Zip ST.ART – one-week

Experiment with new ideas and media with UT Austin’s one–week pre-college classes. Make new friends and learn from practicing artists and designers through hands-on classes that will expand your portfolio’s breadth. Improve traditional skills and explore nontraditional processes in a week of daily studio sessions designed to have you experimenting with new techniques and processes.

Register for your choice of Zip ST.ART weeks as a half or full–day student – with 11 studio session offerings to choose from!

2021 Studio Sessions

  • Animation & Digital Media (AM)
  • Digital Photography & Image Manipulation (AM)
  • Figure Drawing (AM)
  • Wearable Art & Textile Design (AM)
  • Relief Printmaking (AM)
  • Graphic Design (PM)
  • Mixed Media (PM)
  • Sculpture & Fabrication (PM)
  • Still Life Drawing & Painting (PM)
  • Bookmaking & Zines (PM)
  • Experimental Photography (PM)

Cost and Session Information

ST.ART Intensive -  Four-Weeks
June 28 - July 23, 2021
  • Application Fee – $35
  • Tuition – $4000
    Includes over 80 hours of instruction, some supplies, ST.ART t-shirt, participation in ST.ART Exhibition and fall 2021 portfolio & college admissions support.


Zip ST.ART  -  One-Week
June 14-18, 2021 / July 26-30, 2021
  • Registration Fee – $35
  • Half-Day (one studio session) – $450
    Includes over 16 hours of instruction, some supplies and a ST.ART t-shirt.
  • Full-Day (two studio sessions) – $900
    Includes over 28 hours of instruction, some supplies and a ST.ART t-shirt.

Scholarships are available! 

Learn more about ned-based scholarships and our merit-based ST.ART Challenge Scholarship Contest. Visit our website.  Deadline to apply for scholarships is April 1.

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