University of Wisconsin–Madison
Collage of three different Imaging Self disciplines
Immersion: Practice in your artistic discipline (art, dance, or theatre and drama)
Early Afternoon
Integrative: Practice combining different art forms
Study, reflection, free time

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Weekly schedule for 2019 Imaging Self program

Exterior shot of Leopold Residence HallYou will live in Leopold Hall, located on campus, along the shore of Lake Mendota. A fellow program participant will be your roommate. Rooms are fully furnished and include sheets, pillows, and towels.

Move-in is Sunday, July 7. It will include an orientation session for you and your parents, a tour of the Lakeshore neighborhood, and a welcome dinner.

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included in the program cost. The first meal will be dinner on move-in day.

Wisconsin resident Resident of another state*
Tuition and fees** $895.00 $2,916.00
Housing and meals $667.00 $667.00
Program fee and supplies $500.00 $500.00
Total $2,062.00 $4,083.00

*Minnesota residents are eligible for reciprocity.

**Estimates provided for planning purposes and are subject to minor variations as final summer 2019 tuition and fee information becomes available in the spring.


Imaging Self is pleased to offer a limited number of students with financial need the opportunity to apply for a scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • Apply to Imaging Self: Precollege Summer Arts Intensive by April 1, 2019.
  • Be in good academic standing at your high school with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Acknowledgment of financial need.

Application Information:

Apply for the Imaging Self Scholarship by completing the following form. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm, Monday, April 1, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 12, 2019.

Selection Criteria:

Completed applications are evaluated by a scholarship committee based on the above eligibility criteria and essay response.

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Meet your instructors

You will work with experienced instructors from UW-Madison’s art, dance, and theatre departments, as well as artists from the community.

How to apply

Submit the following to be considered for this program:

Email your application materials to or mail them to:

  • Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 21 N. Park St., Rm. 7101
  • Madison, WI 53715

You will receive a message about the status of your application within four weeks of submitting it.

Please note: Students participating in this program are not eligible for the Early College Credit Program (ECCP).

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Student painting in Mural Making class

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