Summer Programs in the Arts for High School Students

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If your student is thinking about pursuing a career in the arts or just loves creating art, here are a few residential summer programs that offer scholarships and a variety of art classes. It’s a great way for your student to get a feel for what college life will be like at an art school.

California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSA)

The California State Summer School for the Arts is a rigorous, preprofessional, month-long training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation and film for talented artists in grades 9 – 12. Students invited to the school are named California Arts Scholars. Financial aid and scholarships are available. The program runs from July 11 – August 7, 2020. Deadline to apply is February 12, 2020, 6 PM PST.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Pre-College Program

MCAD offers 2-week, 3-credit residential studio art and design program. It is open to high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The program runs July 12 – 26, 2020. Priority Application deadline is April 20, 2020.

School of Visual Arts New York Summer Pre-College Program

Summer Pre-College is an intensive three-week program that provides the experience of attending art school in the heart of New York City. Students are immersed in their chosen field of study through studio projects and instruction. Classes are taught Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm and take place in SVA facilities. Pre-College is open to all students who are 14-18 years of age and will be enrolled in high school in Fall. The program runs from July 13 – July 31, 2020. There are a limited amount of full-tuition scholarships available (does not include housing).

Deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 13, 2020.
Registration closes July 9, 2020 or when a course reaches capacity.

Writer’s Village at Sarah Lawrence College

High school students participate in two daily writing workshops—prose and poetry—each led by authors who have taught at the college-level. Students will read and discuss published work, generate new material, and receive feedback on their own writing. Students also meet with their professors for two conferences, to receive more individualized feedback.

The program runs from July 12 – 31, 2020. There is a limited amount of financial aid available. Deadline to apply for financial assistance is April 1, 2020.

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