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Jumpstart is a summer Precollege Visual and Performing Arts Workshop sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication. The program is designed for young artists, ages 15 to 18, who have demonstrated a heightened interest in the visual and performing arts and seek an opportunity to increase their skills. Jumpstart provides participants with two weeks of accelerated instruction in a university environment. In addition to the in-class learning experience, student education is supplemented with visiting artist lectures, workshops and excursions. A fundamental goal of Jumpstart is to assist students in the development of a portfolio that can be used to apply to a university or art institute of their choosing. The program concludes with a portfolio and performance review, a final exhibition and an award ceremony.
The 2015 program will be held July 6 through July 17 on Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Within the program, students will interact with other art students from around the world as well as a diverse range of college faculty on a daily basis. Class opportunities include Drawing and Modeling the Human Figure, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, and Photography. Check us out on Flickr!
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The program cost of $1995 includes meals, housing, tuition, and art supplies. Students who commute to the program and arrange their own housing and meals pay a reduced tuition of $1395.
All application materials (including the $50 application fee) are due June 1, 2015. Once the Online Application process is fulfilled, you will receive upto date information regarding your current status. Students who apply after this date will not be eligible for Scholarship awards.
All students applying to JumpstART must include a $50 application fee with their application. This fee is nonrefundable and will be applied toward the total tuition.
All students must provide five photographs (digital image upload with application) of original art. The images are a critical factor for determining tuition awards.
Applicants who wish to apply for JumpstART Scholarships can do so within the Application Process, it is not mandatory, however a letter of intent is required if seeking financial aid.
Statement of Intent (only it seeking financial aid)
A brief essay explaining why the student wants to attend JumpstART.
Teacher Recommendation Form (optional)
This form must be received under separate cover from the student’s high school art teacher.
Students at JumpstART get their choice of attending as a resident campus student or a commuter student. Resident students live in university housing on campus, all students share double rooms; towels and linen are provided. Bathroom facilities are shared. Laundry facilities are available. A minimum of four resident assistants are assigned to the JumpstART program. They reside in the residence hall throughout the program’s duration. They are responsible for maintaining floor security, and insuring that floor activities are conducted in a safe and responsible manner.
Applications are now being processed. If you wish to apply to our JumpstART Program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are kept small to facilitate individual instruction. Early registration is strongly recommended. A minimum number of registrations (usually 6) must be received for a class to be held. Class tuition and fees must be paid in full to guarantee enrollment in a course.
If the JumpstART Program cancels a class, it will result in the students second choice for a morning or afternoon session. If a student wishes to drop a class, a refund minus the $50 application and a $15 processing fee for the summer program, is granted if notification of withdrawal is received in writing on or before the registration deadline June 1st. Refunds will not be granted after that time.