Visual Arts Summer Intensive Dates & Costs

Dates & Costs

Visual Arts
Summer Intensive
June 23 - July 20, 2024
$50 $2,383 $1,937


Fees subject to change


UNC School of the Arts is proud to announce the new Slade Family Visual Arts Summer Intensive Scholarship for students aged 14 to 18.  The scholarship award covers the full cost of room and board, fees, and materials for a student attending the 2024 Visual Arts Summer Intensive from June 23 - July 20.  Consideration for the scholarship is based on the applicant’s seriousness of intent and financial need. The scholarship application can be found here.

Penland School of Craft and UNCSA are partnering to provide a partial scholarship for students aged 14 to 18 from Avery, Mitchell or Yancey Counties to attend the Visual Arts Summer Intensive 2024. The scholarship application can be found here.

Students needing financial assistance are are also 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.

Deadlines and Payment Schedule

Online application opens

January 2024 $50 Non-refundable application fee
Notification Within 2 weeks of application Students and parents will be notified by email of acceptance or non-acceptance.
Deposit Upon acceptance A non-refundable $200 is required for enrollment.  Students who do not pay the deposit will be placed on a waitlist.
Half Payment deadline April 15 Payments totaling 1/2 of the total due
Registration deadline May 15 After this date, call to determine availability
Payment in full deadline May 31 Payment in full required by this date.

Please note that fees are subject to change. Please call 336-817-5027 if you wish to set up a monthly payment plan. Payment plans must adhere to the payment deadlines above. Summer Programs are not eligible to accept funds from 529s. 


  • $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 1: Refund of half of the amount paid
  • Student withdrawal after May 1: No refunds

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