Work with artists to build your portfolio,
earn college credit
July 7-21, 2019
Imaging Self is a program to learn about yourself through artistic expression, work with practicing artists and faculty, and get to know UW-Madison. You will earn two college credits as you explore how you see yourself and how others see you, using different art forms and mediums to ask and answer questions, solve problems, and present your ideas.
Who it’s for
This program is open to high school juniors and seniors of all skill and experience levels. The main requirement is an interest in art and self-expression. To apply, you must be a junior or senior in the fall of 2019 and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
What you will experience
You will enroll in Integrated Arts 330 and select one of three tracks: visual art, dance, or theatre. During the program, you will live in Leopold Hall, located on campus, along the shore of Lake Mendota. A fellow program participant will be your roommate. Mornings will be spent immersing yourself in the artistic discipline of your choice while working in small groups to improve your craft and develop a strong portfolio. In the afternoon, you will work in larger groups where you will practice combining different artistic mediums. In the process, you will build your knowledge about art as an academic pursuit and a reflection of society. Plus, earn college credit and gain experience with artistic disciplines you might like to study in college.
An important part of the program is working with practicing artists such as dancers, actors, stage technicians, and visual artists to explore and express your concept of self. You will examine the choices you make in representing yourself and how different artistic mediums can illuminate these choices. You will also analyze the ways different art forms-and your daily life-illustrate principles of design, become familiar with the college application process and learn about writing an effective college essay.
December 10, 2018
April 1, 2019
Deadline to apply for scholarship
May 1, 2019
Deadline to Apply
July 7, 2019
July 8, 2019
Start of course
July 21, 2019
End of course, move-out
You 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|
*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.
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.
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.
Completed applications are evaluated by a scholarship committee based on the above eligibility criteria and essay response.
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:
- A University Special Student application to UW-Madison. View the application guide.
- A high school transcript.
- An Enrollment Plan and Agreement form that includes a signature of support from your school.
Email your application materials to email@example.com 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).