Champlain College: Art & Design Portfolio Building Pre-College Summer Course


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18
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    The Pre-College Art & Design Summer Program is a 15-day intensive summer learning program offered in a synchronous virtual format 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 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.

    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. 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 in our virtual classroom or doing creative work, students will have opportunities to connect socially with their peers and build lasting friendships.

    This portfolio course is an immersive study experience designed for students entering their senior year of high school. Here, you'll live and breathe art, graphic design, and digital technology for almost 3 weeks. You'll complete a rigorous college-level studio curriculum that is serious, challenging and fun at the same time. You will gain hands-on experience with a variety of art mediums and software programs, experience what it will be like to study art and design on a college level, and have the opportunity to confirm that it's a good fit for you.

    The enrollment will be kept small—no more than 16 students in a class, but usually less—to allow for individualized attention. All students receive personal coaching and work closely with Champlain College professors who have extensive expertise, teaching experience and professional connections in the field of art and design. In all projects, students will be encouraged to think and work in ways that are highly original and involve taking creative risks. By the end of the course, you will have the tools to create and present a professional-level design portfolio of your creative works and you will have earned 3 transferable college credits.

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