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Here in an intimate, sunlit studio inside a sprawling, luscious park tucked within a mid-sized cultural mecca of a city, you will find your place. Your place of discovery. Your place of growth. Your place to feel the spirit of the artist and to set out on the most noble of pursuits—creation. At Memphis College of Art, you will find your place among a select group of aspiring artists. Each driven by desire and fueled by a unique environment cultivated for the sole purpose of fulfilling your potential.

The Summer Academy provides a studio experience for highly motivated high school junior, senior, or rising college freshman students who intend to study art at the college level. The program covers both Fine Arts and Design Arts curriculum with hands–on study. Emphasis is placed on visual art career options and portfolio preparation. Academy participants attend for two weeks and earn two college credit hours. This event is designed for students that have completed grades 10, 11, or 12 by summer 2014. Instruction is provided by MCA faculty and upper-level graduate students. Evening activities for participants include dinner at the Rendezvous, Beale Street, bowling, gallery tours, and more. Sessions on portfolio preparation and careers in art are offered.

All students, residential and commuter, and their parents are invited to our end-of-the program exhibition finale & continental breakfast on Saturday, July 26 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Residential: Two-week program runs Sunday, July 13 through Saturday, July 26

Commuter: Two-week program runs Sunday, July 13 – Friday, July 18 & Monday, July 21 - Saturday, July 26

Study Includes the following Disciplines art history digital media drawing graphic design illustration painting photography sculpture

Residential students stay in Memphis College of Art’s Fogelman and/or Metz Hall housing. Each student has an individual furnished room in a suite shared by four students. Each suite contains two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and laundry facility.

All meals are provided. Residential students must provide their own bedding (blanket, sheets, mattress cover, for extra-long twin sized mattress, etc.), all other amenities are provided. Students may want to bring some spending money. Transportation is provided for all events.

Residential Students: Two-week Academy

$1,650 Tuition Tuition covers instruction, supplies and two credit hours of college level work. Room, board, and all evening events included.

Commuter Students: Two-week Academy with weekday evening event participation

$1,225 Tuition Tuition covers instruction Monday-Friday, supplies and two credit hours of college level work. Weekday evening events, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Memphis is serviced by Greyhound, Amtrak, Megabus, and most major airlines. The MCA staff will be happy to meet students traveling to and from Memphis at the train, bus, or airport arriving or departing on July 13 and July 26, 2014. Students arriving early must make their own arrangements.

Questions? Please call admissions at 1-800-727-1088 or locally at 901-272-5151. Please view our website at

/MEMPHISCOLLEGEOFART Payment in full due by Friday, June 27, 2014 (No refunds of any payment will be given for cancellations made after June 27, 2014).

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Please include the following to complete your application.

Circle One: I am currently enrolled in my Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year of high school.

¨ Official high school transcript ¨ One page statement of intent, expressing your reasons for wishing to attend the program ¨ $100 deposit due once you have been accepted.

Choose the program you plan to attend:

Early application is advised. Enrollment is competitive.

¨ 1. Residential, July 13 – 26

Application deadline is may 15

¨ 2. Commuter, July 13 –18 & July 21 – 26


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Email High School

High School Art Teacher


Year of High School Graduation

Please return this application form to: Memphis College of Art Admissions, 1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. Program based on application credentials and space availability. Enrollment is competitive, so apply early! Apply online!


1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park • Memphis, TN 38104 •


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MCA Summer Academy 2014  
MCA Summer Academy 2014