Early College Program Summer Institute 2014

High school students who are at least 15 years old and not more than 18 years old and have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible to enroll in the Early College Program (ECP) Summer Institute.

Housing, merit scholarships, and need-based aid are available.

Session 1: Two weeks 
Monday, June 16–Friday, June 27

Session 2: Two weeks
Monday, July 7–Friday, July 18

Session 3: Two weeks
Monday, July 21–Friday, August 1

Session 4: Four weeks
Monday, July 7–Friday, August 1

Registration opens Monday, January 6

Ideas matter. At SAIC, we believe meaning and making are inseparable. Our studios are laboratories, where conceptual thinking, art making, design, and creative writing skills are developed and strengthened. The Early College Program (ECP) Summer Institute provides high school students the necessary creative freedom to develop a structured dialogue between ideas and process. Mirroring the methods and practices of contemporary artists, designers, and writers, students choose courses within focused disciplines, yet retain opportunities to freely explore media in order to develop strong, portfolio-quality work. Students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of materials and processes to discover new ways of defining their creative practice.

Join us in Chicago to expand your creative talents, explore new ideas, and strengthen your commitment to the study of art and design.

"Made me feel like a real artist not just a high school student that does art."—Andie Bush, student

Why ECP Summer Institute?

Enrollment: Approximately 150 students per two-week session—83% female, 17% male
Students living on campus: 90%
Percent international students: 17%
Countries represented: Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezeula
Instructional staff to student ratio 1:8