ACL On The Road

puzzle-pieces -halfI’m taking Art.College.Life. on the road! Ok, I’m actually taking it to the library, but it’s a start, right?

On Wednesday, June 18th I’ll lead a discussion on finding the best fit in a visual arts program, The College Search Process For Art & Design Majors, at the Bexley Public Library at 7:00pm. Please join me, and tell your friends about it.

My goal for the evening is to guide local families through the puzzle known as the college admissions process. Our conversation will cover many of the topics I write about in the posts on Art.College.Life., gleaned from two years of discussions and meetings with college admissions personnel, and visual arts professors and students.

Here’s just a sampling of what we’ll cover:

  • Where’s the best place to begin the college search process?
  • How is the process different for visual art majors?
  • How important is your student’s portfolio?
  • What are your financial options?
  • What career opportunities are available for art and design majors?

Researching the vast number of quality visual arts programs, and narrowing down which are the best for your student can seem daunting and overwhelming. Join our conversation Wednesday night, and gain an understanding for a clearer way through the process.

I hope you can join us!

THE COLLEGE SEARCH PROCESS FOR ART & DESIGN MAJORS

Wednesday, June 18
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Bexley Public Library
Bexley, OH

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Benefits Of A Summer Program

Ringling College of Art & Design

Ringling College of Art & Design

I’d like to tell you that spring is in the air, but honestly I’m just not feeling it. Snow is all around and there isn’t a crocus or daffodil in sight. But spring and even summer should be on your mind because now is the time to plan for a pre-college art or design summer program.

During June, July and August, large and small colleges across the country offer one – to – six week opportunities for high school students to become immersed in a creative collegiate experience.  Depending upon the institution, courses can range from life drawing or game design, to fashion, photography, and portfolio development.

The benefits are tremendous. Here’s your chance to learn from working artists while you gain new skills, find a new passion, and gain a clearer understanding of college-level work.  Grow as an artist while you work on your portfolio and live among like-minded artisans.

I’ve listed a few programs to jump-start your research. While doing your own exploration I hope you’ll keep these key points in mind:

  • On-campus living opportunities vary from program to program.
  • Some summer programs offer college credit.
  • Many programs have a minimum age requirement of 16.
  • Application, financial aid, and scholarship deadlines vary by institution.

Time spent in an intensive summer program will prove to be a worthwhile experience as you plan for your transition to college. I hope you take the time to research some options close to home, and a little further away. Let me know what you find, and where you end up.

Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington

Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida

University of Cincinnati, DAAP, Cincinnati, Ohio

University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Cooper-Union

Cooper-Union

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