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Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College + Summer Studies Providence, RI

Pre-College Programs at Brown University: Summer 2015 Providence, RI A True Residential College Experience Summer@Brown attracts serious college-bound students from around the world. As a student, you’ll live in a Brown University residence hall, eat at a Brown dining hall, and join your fellow students on The College Green—just as you would if you were a Brown undergraduate. You will be surrounded by peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures—all sharing a passion for high-level academics and a desire to succeed at a selective institution like Brown University. A student who completes a Summer@Brown course is better prepared, more confident, and better positioned to succeed during one of the biggest transitions of his or her life: the move to college.

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, recently named by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s most beautiful libraries and included in BestMastersPrograms.org’s list of “The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World.” 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 20 diverse majors. Throughout the program, students are expected to maintain a high level of initiative and responsibility regarding their work and behavior. Students come to RISD’s Pre-College 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. 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. www. risd.edu/precollege Summer Studies: 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. Students from nearly 100 colleges and universities, as well as working professionals interested in new and refreshing creative experiences are drawn to RISD’s vibrant artistic community. Scores of accomplished, award-winning artists, designers and educators teach in the summer programs. Courses include introductions to fine art fundamentals, 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. www. risd.edu/summer RISD

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Brown University: 250 Years of Academic Excellence Brown is known in the Ivy League for an innovative open curriculum that challenges students to be actively engaged in their own intellectual development. Summer@Brown is an opportunity to explore this stimulating learning environment. Academics are at the program’s core, with more than 300 courses in one- to seven-week sessions on campus, online and abroad. Dive deeper into a subject you love or a new area of learning you may never have considered. You will face exciting challenges and accomplish more than you can imagine. Come to Summer@Brown to experience college life, prepare for academic success, and make new friends from around the world.

Brown University Continuing Education Providence, Rhode Island www.brown.edu/summer

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