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Art: Summer at Penn
Art: Summer at Penn

Art: Summer at Penn


Each summer, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design offers an unparalleled four week intensive studio summer art program for artistically gifted high school students. This pre-college art program in Philadelphia prepares you for the college admissions process as you experience university life and strengthen your portfolio. Courses are held within the School of Design’s fine art studios. The facilities, resources and faculty enable you to develop your technical skills and expand your modes of creative expression.

The Art: Summer at Penn Studio Program creates a diverse learning environment by pairing intensive instruction with open studio hours, field trips and the vibrant arts and culture institutions located in Philadelphia. The program is divided into two portions: majors and electives. At the time of registration, our students will choose their major. The major will be the class in which they study the most, and electives are meant to explore other interests. Students can choose from art majors like Animation Production, Drawing & Painting, Photography, Sculpture & Ceramics, and Video Production. They also choose from art electives such as Digital photography, Figure Drawing, Figure Sculpture, Graphic Design, and Printmaking.

In addition, student work is featured in an exhibition at the culmination of the four week intensive studio art program.

General Info

Name Art: Summer at Penn
Location King of Prussia, PA
Year-round Contacts 866-879-5527
Program Focuses & Features Animation, Art, Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing, Film, Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Mike Boyle
Residential Fee $5975 (+$600), 4 weeks.
Day Fee $3550 (+$100), 4 weeks.
Year Established 2000
Dates & Sessions July-July; 1 session, 4 weeks long


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Financial Aid

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Selectivity Somewhat selective
Application Fee $75

Enrollment & Faculty

Percentage of International Student 50
Teaching Faculty 7