Joseph Tilford, Dean, School of Design & Production
Will Taylor, 2013 Summer Intensive Co- Director
Pam Griffin, 2013 Summer Intensive Co-Director
Dates & Costs
Welcome to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts summer intensive in Visual Arts. Here you will find a demanding and stimulating program designed to unlock your artistic talent and provide you with the skills and tools of the visual arts. During studio classes in drawing, design, and sculpture, you’ll explore the philosophical as well as the mechanical aspects of the art experience. Beyond the studio you’ll dive into historical art concepts and practices and contemporary imagery through slide shows, lectures, library assignments and field trips. You’ll participate in classroom critiques throughout the four-week session, and in a gallery exhibition and reception for families and friends as a grand finale. No prior experience or portfolio is required ‒ just your serious passion for developing your own artistic understanding and expression.
This program is for ages 14-18.
In design classes students focus on visual problem-solving, design principles, verbalization of design terminology and refinement of craftsmanship. Basic visual elements are introduced through films, slide lectures, a series of two-dimensional design projects and class critique sessions in which the work is discussed. A wide variety of black, white and color media are explored, with an emphasis on visual problem-solving. Project objectives include issues of unity, contrast, visual flow, shape, line, pattern, texture, space, color, composition, and study of collage as an art form. Students develop an awareness of the personal significance of design choices. Assignments allow for independent and expressive solutions within given parameters. Projects are designed to strengthen the imagination and resourcefulness of each student in the development of portfolio pieces.
Students use a variety of concepts, media and techniques to plan and articulate three-dimensional space. Along with hands-on experience, there is an emphasis on sketchbooks, journals and the development of a vocabulary to help in understanding and analyzing artwork. Lectures, discussions and research projects enable students to investigate current and historical trends and styles in sculpture. By the end of the program, students will have made progress toward developing their personal expression in form.
*Pam Griffin, Design Faculty Member
BFA, Syracuse University; MFA Temple University's Tyler School of Art
*Darrell Tousley, Sculpture Faculty Member
BFA, Brigham Young University; MFA Arizona State University
Faculty is subject to change.
|Visual Arts Intensive
||Room & Board
|June 23 to July 20
UNCSA Summer 2013 – Deadlines and Cancellation Policy
Online Registration opens January 3
Deadline for International Students April 1
Priority Registration deadline* May 1
Payment in full due May 15
* Priority Registration guarantees your place in your chosen program. Registrations received after May 1, 2013 are accepted on a case-by-case basis as residence hall space allows.
Space in each program is limited. Registrations received after a program has filled will be placed on a waiting list pending withdrawals.
$300 non-refundable deposit due at registration – check or credit card
Student withdrawal by June 1: refund of one-half of total paid, less non-refundable deposit
Student withdrawal after June 1: no refunds
In the event a program is cancelled by UNCSA, payments will be refunded in full
Visual Arts Intensive Registration