Texas Tech University

School of Art Pre-College Immersion Program

Summer Immersion

Be a MAKER, THINKER, and DOER!

The Pre-College Immersion Program is over for Summer 2021. We will begin accepting applications for the Summer 2022 program in the spring. Please check back with us next year!

This program provides an immersive college art experience for high school students, where they receive one-on-one training from TTU faculty in an atmosphere of university instruction. Students can choose one of two experiences: either a general art immersion program or a more focused AP portfolio experience. Within the general art experience, students have opportunities to use and develop work in many different mediums. They are given demonstrations and projects that challenge their ability and open them up to new ways of art-making in different mediums. The AP Portfolio experience is a more focused art experience in which the students are given time, instruction, and materials to develop their AP portfolios. These students are also given opportunities to work in many different mediums, are given studio time and are mentored by instructors about the works they want to make for their portfolio. 

General art experience students in the program are automatically signed up for all studio workshops. All of these students must attend the first workshop in each studio area. As the week progresses, if one of the studio areas interests a student more, or if they want to continue working on a project in one area, the student may choose to switch the regularly scheduled workshop to the alternative open studio hours.

AP portfolio students are encouraged to attend the first workshop for each studio area. Thereafter, they can tailor their schedule according to the needs of their portfolio. Open studio hours rotate between the 2D and 3D areas. Instructors from these areas oversee the open studio hours to teach and mentor the AP students. 

The TTU Pre-College Art Immersion Program is an overnight camp with accommodations in a campus dormitory; however, students also have the option of participating as day campers.

Watch a video from our 2019 Pre-College Immersion Program!

Session dates that were offered in 2021:

June 14-18 (First session)
June 21-25 (Second session)

The cost of the program in 2021 was $450 per student, which includes room and board (dormitory stay and 3 meals per day at the cafeteria). We expect that the session dates and cost for the Summer 2022 program will be similar.

For more information, please contact SOA.recruiter@ttu.edu.