For more information and registration, please go to our new Jumpstart website in SAC Academy.

For questions, please contact Anna Fidler, coordinator.


JumpstART is a summer Precollege Visual 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 arts and seek an opportunity to increase their skills. Jumpstart provides participants with one week of accelerated instruction in a university environment. In addition to the in-class learning experience, student education is supplemented with visiting artist lectures. 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.