College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Summer Artist Residency

About the Residency Program

Similar to a professional artist residency, the Arcadia Undergraduate Artist Residency provides you with a unique opportunity for dedicated studio time and a nurturing environment to do what you do best: create, strengthen your artistic practice, and build your portfolio.

As long as public health conditions allow, the Residency will be run in person on the Glenside campus from July 6 to Aug. 11, 2021 (Summer Session 03).

Art & Design Student with Studio Paintings

Why Do an Artist Residency? 

This Residency is a distinctive, immersive experience that is not usually available for undergraduate students. In professional artist residencies, artists, designers, and creative thinkers work on projects, develop new ideas, and explore their creative practice in a focused studio environment and supportive community, removed from duties and distractions of everyday life. 

  • Dedicate time for your work to build your portfolio.
  • Have the space to create, produce, and focus on your work and professional growth. 
  • Advance your career, boost your reputation, and build your resume.
  • Cherish your time and experience with other students.
Art & Design student installing studio presentation

Special Features

  • As long as public health conditions and social distancing allows, students can commute or live in campus housing. The benefits of strengthening your creative practice by participating in this vibrant program exist whether you choose to live on or off campus.
  • Within the "Special Studies in Art" courses offered in the Residency, you will be encouraged to experiment with media beyond your chosen concentration to foster interdisciplinary creative dialogue.
  • The program will culminate with an exhibition to showcase and celebrate your work.
  • The program will also feature an overarching "theme" to create a stimulating environment for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth.
  • Similar to themes utilized for museum/juried exhibitions or professional research programs, the 2021 theme—Change—will feature Residency extracurricular programming and activities.

Residency Instructors and Courses

Carole L. Loeffler

Associate Professor / Chair

Special Studies in Art FA386.1 (Mon. and Wed., 1 to 5 p.m.)

Krista G. Profitt

Adjunct Professor

Special Studies in Art FA385.1 (Tues. and Thurs., 1 to 5 p.m.)

Residency Price Options

The Residency package price features a summer course price reduction for each of the offered courses (FA385: Special Studies in Art and FA386: Special Studies in Art); a discounted bundled fee to cover materials/supplies, community activities, experiential programming, transportation for activities, and fully monitored studio access; and a $560 fee ONLY for those who choose to live in campus housing. As part of the Residency package price options, course tuition is significantly reduced from previous summer rates. You can contact the Financial Aid office to inquire about using financial aid.

  • TWO COURSES—RESIDENT: $3,760 includes campus housing, 2 summer courses (at a reduced price), and a discount to cover materials, supplies, community activities, and experiential programming.
     
  • TWO COURSES—COMMUTER: $3,200 includes 2 summer courses (at a reduced price), and a discount to cover materials, supplies, community activities, and experiential programming. Campus housing not included in this option. 
     
  • ONE COURSE—RESIDENT: $2,255 includes campus housing, 1 summer course (at a reduced price), and a discount to cover materials, supples, community activities, and experiential programming. 
     
  • ONE COURSE—COMMUTER: $1,695 includes 1 summer course (at a reduced price), and a discount to cover materials, supplies, community activities, and experiential programming. Campus housing not included in this option. 

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