It is our hope that by the time our Summer Academies take place, Champlain will resume normal operations. Of course, the safety of our visitors, current students, staff and faculty is our highest priority and first responsibility, and we will continue to take guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities regarding any need to extend the closure of our campus. If you are interested in attending the Art & Design Portfolio-Building Summer Course, please register, and we will provide continual status updates. Should we be unable to host the program, your deposit and program fee will be refunded.
What it's all about:
The Pre-College Art & Design Summer Program is a 16-day intensive summer learning program that provides current high school students with an opportunity to create new works or refine their personal portfolios, get a taste of college life and earn three transferable college credits. Students can choose to specialize in graphic design, film & video, game art, or creative media. Students spend much of each day in the studio creating or preparing their work for presentation. They are also encouraged to bring their existing work for review and will receive personalized and constructive advice on how to refine their portfolio for college admittance.
Learn by doing
The studio experience begins with an immersion in in 2-D design foundational studies, including observational drawing, an introduction to color and composition, and digital skill building. Using the state-of-the-art facilities at the hillside campus of Champlain College, students work closely with nationally-recognized, industry-experienced professors and staff and connect with other highly-motivated students through a common interest in art and graphic design. When not attending class or doing creative work, students enjoy recreational activities as well as cultural and social events that highlight the unique advantages of summer in Vermont.
For complete information about this unique learning experience, link to the Program Details page.