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Pre-University Summer Program Earn 3 college credits from Winthrop University Take Arts courses with college professors Gain college experience in the Arts Have Fun and Learn Make new friends

July 7 to July 21, 2018


Study with World-Class Professionals

Courses and Workshops will be taught by Winthrop University professors, who are all professional practicing artists and designers, giving you a true college classroom and studio experience.

Earn 3 College Credits

During the two week program you will be enrolled in Winthrop’s course Arts Lab and meet Monday to Friday, working creatively and collaboratively with other students across a variety of disciplines – music, theater, dance, studio art, and design – in the production and performance of interdisciplinary arts events. In the evenings and weekends, you will be provided time to work on assigned projects and attend immersion workshops that are discipline-specific, offering opportunities to explore and/or focus on new ideas and techniques. Additional academic activities may include gallery talks, music/dance/theatre performances, film screenings, visits by professional artists and designers, and portfolio preparation.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be between 16 and 18 years of age, and currently enrolled in 10th through 12th grades in high school. A complete Pre-University application form, $50 non-refundable application fee, and a 250-word personal essay about your reasons for wanting to attend are required. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is recommended, but not required for admission. We do not require a portfolio or audition for attending Pre-University. All attendees are required to provide proof of their own medical coverage.

Apply at by May 31

Create a new account; select summer 18 for term; select arts summer program for student type; select art-BA as academic program of interest.

Contact: or 803-323-2399

Dates and Fees

July 7 - July 21, 2018 Non-refundable Application: $50 Attendance Fee: $1,750 Housing + Meals: $600 Total Cost of Attendance: $2,400

Student & Residence Life; Snacks & Meals

Living away from home and experiencing the independence and responsibility of college life is an exhilarating time, and an important aspect of the Pre-University program. Winthrop cares about all aspects of your well-being. You’ll be living in an air-conditioned residence hall with other Pre-University students in rooms separated by gender. All students are required to live on campus for the entire program, including weekends. Upper-level Winthrop students will be on campus with you as resident assistants and mentors to provide help and encouragement. Eat well in the Thomson Dining Hall. Meals consist of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options, and special dietary accommodations are made upon request. Coffee, snacks, and personal items are available for purchase at the DiGiorgio Campus Center. Want to work out? Swim? Run? You’ll have access to our recreation center during your time here.


Winthrop is one of only seventeen universities in the nation with all of its arts programs nationally accredited by the National Associations of Art and Design, Theatre, Dance and Music; Council for Interior Design Accreditation; and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Winthrop is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Winthrop University.

2018 Pre-University Summer Program

Pre-University Arts Program at Winthrop University 2018  
Pre-University Arts Program at Winthrop University 2018