Julian Gruber, Advanced ProjectsFranny Tyska, Digital PhotographySarah Pramuk, Fashion Construction
Victoria Gebert, Sculpture: Materials and Methods
Sara DeZara, Hyun Seo Park, Margot Rousset, Julia Scheinman, and Sienna Williams, Art and Street Culture
Brandy Takiguchi, Figure Drawing
Ana Bonet, Ma Enze, Alexandra Jassin, Alison Mack, Name Naz Olmez, Kathryn Shivak, Dorcas Tang, Nicole Vendelin, Sabrina Wen, and Zixuan Yang, Designing Change
Avery Coverdale, Alternative Comics and Graphic Novels
Maggie Alexander, Figure PaintingIsabel Hayward, Video: Artist as StorytellerHonghan Fu, Advanced ProjectsTiana Marsh, Digital PhotographyEduardo Garcia, Sculpture: Materials and MethodsJolie Rambin, Figure PaintingCiara Di Salle, Advanced ProjectsYash Choksi, Visual Communication DesignYuxin Chen, Oil PaintingNina Gregg, Fashion/Body/Garment: At the EdgeKylie Medlin, Sculpture: Materials and MethodsCassandra Gallagher, Sculpture: Materials and MethodsFen Truitt, Video: Artist as StorytellerRyan Zull, Architecture: Process and PracticeAlejandro Nodarse, Designed ObjectsElizabeth Essi, Oil Painting Shelby Herndon, Fashion DesignAaron Poole, Visual Communication Design: The Revolution will be DesignedMolly Spurgen, Figure DrawingYash Choksi, Visual Communication Design

Early College Program Summer Institute 2015

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 15–Friday, June 26

Session 2: Two weeks
Monday, June 29–Friday, July 10

Session 3: Two weeks
Monday, July 13–Friday, July 24

Session 4: Four weeks
Monday, June 29–Friday, July 24

Registration opens Monday, January 5

Intense. Rigorous. Life Changing.

Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI) at the Nation's Most Influential Art and Design School.

Ideas Matter Here

Which is why we empower you with the freedom to work in multiple media. With us, you can incorporate text into paintings, combine performance and sculpture, and explore the relationship of sound to architecture. The possibilities are truly limitless. And, you will leave our program with higher confidence and innovative, portfolio-quality work.

"We want our students to be able to master not just one medium, but to have the freedom to move and explore throughout different disciplines; to experiment; to take risks; to find the right solution for each individual problem. Our interdisciplinary philosophy, accomplished by excellent, enthusiastic faculty, the third largest collection of art in the world, and one of the most exciting cities in the country, make SAIC the whole package." —Rafael Vera, ECPSI instructor

The ECPSI Advantage


World-Class Resources


Enrollment: Approximately 150 students per two-week session
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