Pre-college studio art courses are offered every summer at USC for students still in high school. USC professors who teach in the USC Roski School of Art and Design mentor and guide students through intensive classes in studio techniques, art theory and portfolio presentation.
Two-weeks or four-weeks of either campus living in college residences or commuting from home (if you are in the Los Angeles area) and daily studio classes in portfolio development give the students a well-rounded introduction to life at the university level, as well as an intensive studio experience that strengthens overall artistic abilities and challenges pre-conceived artistic boundaries. Field trips to well known Los Angeles art locales such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Eli Broad Foundation and Art Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Disney Imagineering Studios and visits to artists' studios are also part of the experience during the summer sessions.
Students in the four-week courses end their summer session with an exhibition in the Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery in Watt Hall on the USC campus, and leave with a documentation of their best work accomplished during the session, as well as a better understanding of what makes a successful art student at the university level.
This year, the USC Roski School of Art and Design will offer a choice of two-week or four-week programs in drawing or visual communication.
For more, please visit http://summer.usc.edu/.