Summer Programs

High School Summer Intensive

July 9–28, 2017

The VCUarts Pre-College Summer Intensive is an action-packed residency program for high school students offering exciting fine arts, design arts and performing arts instruction.

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Summer Studio Program

This seven-week intensive program combines theory and practice through: seminars, studio visits, artist lectures, critiques, professional development and intensive studio time.

The Summer Studio Program is for sculptors, painters and printmakers who hold an undergraduate degree.

Sponsored by the departments of Painting + Printmaking and Sculpture + Extended Media.

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VCUarts Summer Studio Program in Photography, Film + New Media

The Summer Studio Program in Photography, Film + New Media is a supportive, rigorous artistic residency that combines theory, practice and professional development over four weeks in Richmond, VA. This intensive, hands-on experience is ideal for artists developing a portfolio for graduate school, as well as those interested in studio immersion within a stimulating and affirmative environment.

2017 Summer Studio Program Session
May 21-June 17, 2017

Application Deadline: April 14, 2017



Drawing Unplugged

Drawing Unplugged is a drawing course for rising high school seniors that takes place over five Saturdays in the summer.

This hands-on, not-for-credit, studio course is designed to provide a focused and structured introduction to the tools and skills needed to draw. Working closely with an instructor and using live models, students will come away with finished pieces including portraits and the figure. This course is taught by the same faculty that teach our current students.

Community members + rising high school seniors are welcome!

2017 dates:
May 20 – June 24
Saturdays: May 20, June 3, 10, 17 and 24

To register, contact Chris Costello:
Phone: 804-828-1129