Visual Arts Summer Intensive Dates & Costs

Dates & Costs

Visual Arts Online Summer Intensive
June 20 - July 16, 2021
$1,360 n/a



Students needing financial assistance are encouraged to pursue resources in their communities such as Rotary, booster clubs, churches, foundations and businesses. Additionally, the Anthony Quinn Foundation has a competitive scholarship program for high school students in the arts.

In 2021 there is limited Visual Arts scholarship funding for students of color through the Jennifer Xiao Scholarship.

Penland School of Craft and UNCSA are partnering to provide one full scholarship for students aged 14 to 18 from Avery, Mitchell or Yancey Counties to attend the virtual Visual Arts Summer Intensive 2021. The scholarship application can be found here.

Deadlines and Payment Schedule

Online application opens

January 2021 $200 Non-refundable deposit will hold your place after acceptance
Half Payment deadline May 1 Payments totaling 1/2 of the total due
Registration deadline June 1 After this date call to determine availability
Payment in full deadline June 1 Payment in full

Parents are urged to make periodic payments from the time of registration through the payment deadline of June 1. A payment plan can be set up with automatic invoicing.


  • $200 non-refundable deposit due after acceptance: check or credit card. Students who have not paid the deposit will be marked as waitlisted until the deposit is paid.
  • Student withdrawal by May 15: Refund of half of the amount paid
  • Student withdrawal after May 15: No refunds

In the event a program is cancelled by UNCSA, payments will be refunded in full.