Pre-College Art & Design Summer Program
About The Program
This program provides a unique opportunity for developing artists to build their portfolios while studying with college-level faculty in a highly creative and enriching art school setting.
The Program offers valuable art and design foundation coursework to students interested in digital imaging, drawing, graphic design, illustration, crafts, interior design, painting, and photography, as well as other areas. All first-year students work on the same projects and cover the same information, while students who completed the Program in a prior year are assigned advanced projects.
- Acquire essential art and design foundation concepts and skills
- Use exciting technology and develop digital media skills
- Gain exposure to the disciplines of Interior and Graphic Design
- Develop more skill with traditional tools and materials for drawing
- Gain confidence in your work
- Produce projects suitable for college admissions portfolios
- Gain experience working in three-dimensional space
- Learn about careers in art and design
- Form new friendships and have fun
2013 Dates & Sessions
June 10-21, Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Orientation: Sunday, June 9, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Instructors: Jon Fahnestock and Steve Teczar
Digital Media and Design
Explore graphic design and computer-generated imagery using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will learn new skills, access exciting technology, and complete a variety of graphic design and digital illustration projects.
Focus on drawing from observation and realizing your creativity through personal expression. Develop and improve your perceptual abilities, eye and hand coordination, drawing skills, and strategies for composition. We’ll work with still life objects, interior architectural spaces, landscape, and the human figure.
July 8-19, Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Orientation: July 9, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Instructors: Darlene Davison and Cherie Fister
Introduction to Interior Design
Gain exposure to the professional world of interior design and architecture by exploring the foundations of interior design. Learn to draw, design, and create in three-dimensional space; draw in scale; create models; and work with color in the context of interior spaces.
Introduction to Graphic Design
Explore the world of visual communication and begin to see and think like a designer. Learn the elements of a strong visual message, create individual and collaborative projects (screen-printed posters, handmade books and packages). We’ll explore the professional life of graphic designers and visit a design studio. This session is a great follow-up to Digital Media and Design in session one.
The cost is $500 per two-week session or $950 for both. Students will have 45 minutes for lunch and should plan to bring their own lunch. In addition, students are required to provide and to bring art supplies to classes each day. A supply list will be sent to each student upon acceptance into the program. We regret that scholarships and/or other forms of financial aid are not available.
There will be a late registration fee of $15 for registrations submitted passed the date of May 15 for Session One and June 15 for Session Two.
Students who have completed the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades are invited to attend. While prior art classes or experiences are helpful, they are not necessary for participation.
Students must provide one letter of recommendation from an art teacher, school counselor, or specialty teacher. The teacher or counselor should submit the letter of recommendation by emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Pre-College Art & Design Program
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
Notice of your withdrawal must be given to the Art & Design Office at (314) 529-9381. Withdrawal refunds are determined as follows:
One week prior to the first class: 100%
Within week before first class: 75%
After first class, before second: 50%
For Further Information
Contact the Maryville University Art & Design Office (314-529-9381) or email email@example.com.
Maryville University reserves the right to withdraw a student from the Program, if necessary, for the safety and well-being of the student, other people, or the campus.