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Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College + Summer Studies Providence, R.I.

Columbia University – Summer 2015 New York, N.Y. Columbia’s Summer Sessions offer the opportunity to take classes and begin a certificate program from across the University. Taught by world-class faculty, courses are available in over 50 subject areas, including Arts, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Human Rights, International Affairs, Mathematics, Prelaw, Quantitative Studies and Statistics. Summer is a terrific time to learn something new, advance careers, and meet like-minded people in the setting of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Each summer, Columbia attracts students already enrolled in degree programs, individuals looking to improve their knowledge in anticipation of applying for higher education programs, professionals who want to move toward the next step in their career, and seeking personal enrichment through post-baccalaureate studies. Summer students have access to the state-of-the-art student center, gym and recreational facilities, as well as one of the most renowned library collections in the nation. The varying academic needs and backgrounds of students who attend the Summer Sessions make the community one of the most diverse and dynamic on campus. Expert advisers help students customize a summer plan of action, whether they have their goals lined up and need a few more courses to fulfill them, or they’re starting a new career and want to deepen their knowledge in a field. Taking advantage of the resources of one of the world’s most esteemed universities can help any student reach his or her next step. Columbia University’s Summer Session 1 runs from May 26–July 2, 2015, and Summer Session 2 from July 6–August 14, 2015. Application deadlines begin in May. To apply, see a complete summer calendar, and learn more about summer options at Columbia, visit ce.columbia.edu/learnsummer4 In addition to classes for visiting and returning students, Columbia University’s Summer Programs for High School Students offer high- achieving students the opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while sampling the vibrancy of New York City as well as programs in Barcelona, Jordan and, beginning in 2015, Beijing. All programs combine academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support.

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (or “RIZ-dee” for the acronym RISD) is recognized as the leading college of art and design in the US and one of the premier art and design schools worldwide. The college is located in Providence, Rhode Island, which offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York. Students at RISD access the institution’s remarkable resources including the one-of-a-kind Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab, RISD Museum featuring more than 86,000 works of fine and decorative art ranging from ancient times to the present and the RISD Fleet Library. While the RISD campus offers a host of exceptional facilities, the most valuable advantage to students is access to the outstanding faculty and student body. RISD’s faculty are recognized as professional experts, as well as being exceptional educators. Pre-College Each summer, 400+ high school students from around the world come to RISD to immerse themselves in a comprehensive introduction to the college art school experience. Definitely not a summer arts camp, the six-week

residential Pre-College program is focused, serious and challenging. Students experience the core elements of a RISD education – critical thinking and artmaking – in foundation drawing and design courses, critical studies in art, and a focused concentration in one of 21 diverse majors. Throughout the program, students are expected to maintain a high level of initiative and responsibility regarding their work and behavior.


Students who come to RISD’s Pre-College program have varied backgrounds and choose the program for many reasons: to find out if the arts is the right choice for them, to further pursue their art or to build their portfolio for college applications. Most come for a combination of reasons. Whatever the catalyst, students attending RISD’s Pre-College program all have one thing in common – they are passionate about art and design and are seeking an incomparable arts education and summer experience. RISD’s Summer Studies Program in the visual and liberal arts encompasses a wide spectrum of interests designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Scores of accomplished, award-winning artists, designers and educators – including members of RISD’s degree program faculty – teach in the summer programs. Courses include introductions to fine art fundamentals such as drawing and painting, as well as specialized areas of study such as architecture, industrial design and children’s book illustration. Students interested in a concentrated area of focus may choose to attend the Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies (SIGDS) or the Textiles Summer Institute. Whether augmenting current college curriculum, considering graduate studies or broadening professional skills, RISD Summer Studies offers students from around the world a unique, intense and exceptional learning experience. risd.edu/summer risd.edu/precollege Summer Studies



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