Visual Arts Summer Institute

Boston University College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts

  • Dates: June 26 – July 22, 2016
  • Grade level: Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2016

The Visual Arts Summer Institute offers high school students an intensive four-week visual arts program modeled on the freshman foundation program at the Boston University School of Visual Arts. Whether preparing portfolios for college admission or simply working to improve their technical abilities, students are introduced to a full range of materials and methods used in professional artistic practice.

VASI students follow a rigorous curriculum that includes drawing, painting, sculpture, new media and printmaking, and all students are provided with individual studio spaces. The VASI faculty is drawn from the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and is comprised of committed artists who are exceptional teachers.

In addition to classes and studio time, students visit and study works of art in area museums, participate in special workshops, and experience summer in Boston.  Students earn three college credits at the program’s completion.

    Residential and commuter options are available.  For more information, visit our website.