a year ago
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How prestigious are these summer arts & writing programs?

How prestigious are these programs? I am trying to pick the top 3 that would be best to apply for. I will evaluate them based on a multitude of factors (location, price), but I would still like to know. Thank you.

92nd Street Y Young Writers Workshop

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

Bard College at Simon's Rock Young Writers Workshop

Boston University Visual Arts Summer Institute (VASI)

Camp Ballibay for the Fine and Performing Arts

Cleveland Institute of Art

College of Creative Studies

Columbus College of Art and Design

Denver Women's Press Club

Education Unlimited Emerging Writers Institute

Great Books Summer Program

Hugo House Scribes Creative Writing Summer Camps

Idyllwild Arts High School Intensives & Workshops

Interlochen Center for the Arts

International Center of Photography

Iowa Young Writers' Studio

Juniper Institute for Young Writers at UMass Amherst

Kenyon Review Young Science Writers Online

Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop Online

New York State Summer School of the Arts

NYU High School Summer Art Intensive

Other Program

Otis College of Art & Design L

Parsons School of Design

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia Writing Project Summer Camp

Pratt Institute

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

Ringling College of Art & Design

Savannah College of Art & Design Rising Star

Savannah College of Art & Design Summer Seminars

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the New York Times

School of Visual Arts

Sewanee Young Writers' Conference

Shared Worlds Camp

SMFA Pre-College Virtual Design Bootcamp

SMFA Pre-College Virtual Studio Art Intensive

Snow Farm Summer

Sotheby's Summer Institute

Syracuse Summer College Online: Art + Design

Syracuse Summer College Online: Creative Writing

The Writers Circle

University of Michigan STAMPS

University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writers House University of Virginia's Young Writers Workshop

Writopia Lab

YPI Summer Arts Camp


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a year ago

All of them are quite prestigious - they are essentially the top summer arts and writing programs out there. I would say that the three most prestigious programs are:

1. New York State Summer School of the Arts

2. NYU High School Summer Art Intensive

3. University of Michigan STAMPS

Hope this helps!

a year ago

I know this isn’t answering your question, but should you really pick your college solely on prestige? You need to research location, cost, weather, and other factors, because relying solely on prestige can lead to a regretful decision.

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