Due to COVID-19, the Summer 2021 Precollege Four-Week College Credit Program has been canceled.
June 28 through July 23, 2021
Modeled after Pratt Institute’s first-year foundation program and taught by professional artists and designers, the course will expand your visual thinking, strengthen your portfolio and provide a basis for further study.
This course will use the extraordinary resources of the internationally prominent Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art and the culturally rich Mohawk Valley to build a solid foundation in Art History. The course also serves as a complement to studio classes, helping students find meaningful connections between art history and the development of their own work.
Your portfolio is a vital component of your college application to an art and design school or university with an art program. It is also often a factor in determining merit scholarship. Students will develop a body of work and learn what to include in their portfolio as well as gain experience in discussing the work produced.
(Students will be placed in one of the following electives based on their preference as indicated on the registration form).
Learn the basic skills necessary to design professional publications, and develop an understanding of the computer software used by professionals in graphic and advertising design.
Learn to create compelling images that communicate a narrative. Through life studies in drawing and painting, students develop technical and artistic skills for use in the commercial art world.
Painting and Drawing:
Develop skills of observation and expression working with the beautiful pigments and surface paint affords. This concentration course enhances students' perceptual and aesthetic awareness through the creation of fine art, incorporating a variety of techniques, media and subject matter.
Capture life in the moment. Study 35mm operations, lighting techniques and dark room procedures to achieve a broad-based knowledge of black and white photography. Learn exposing and developing film, making contact prints, and enlarging and finishing photographs. Digital and color will be introduced.
Develop skill and coordination as a tool of the ceramic- forming process as you are introduced to hand-building techniques. Develop aesthetics in a contemporary, social and historical context while also exploring the fundamental process of firing and glazing.
Tuition and Fees
Student Activities Fee $175
Meal Plan $980
Health Service Fee $40
Supplies and Materials:
Students will be provided with a Precollege Art Kit for their Foundation, Art History and Portfolio Development courses.
(Students will only be required to purchase supplies and materials for their chosen elective.)
All students will be required to show proof of health insurance coverage.
For more information contact (800) 755-8920 or email.