INFORMATION FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS [downloadable PDF of what to pack and other important information]
ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN
Check-in is on Friday evening between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the plaza in front of the Greensprings Dormitory complex. Meals begin with breakfast on Saturday morning. Please make sure your student has had dinner before Friday night check-in. Upon arrival on campus, proceed to the registration area without your student’s luggage to receive the roomassignments, keys, and class schedule. A counselor will show you and your student to the assigned room.
Students will have a public culminating showcase of their work at the Ashland High School Mountain Avenue Theater, and an art gallery showing on the SOU Campus. Closing activities will take place on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We encourage parents and friends to attend. Students will be packing up their belongings beginning at 9:00 a.m. Check-out is between 9:30-10:00 a.m. Students must wait to be released by their Senior Counselor after their room has been cleaned and room key has been returned. Students should take belongings to their car prior to the closing activities. We request that parents arrive by 10 a.m. to ensure time to take personal belongings to the car before going to the closing activities. Following the closing activities, students may leave for home. It is extremely important that parents be prompt in picking up their students at the end of the YOUNG ARTISTS INSTITUTE program. If you will be delayed for any reason, please let us know ahead of time.
How do I know if the Young Artists Institute is right for me?
The Young Artists Institute is for all artistically-motivated high school students who can benefit from artistic exploration beyond the standard school curriculum. If you love to write, act, draw, paint, sculpt, dance, or recite poetry this program is for you. Students who attend the Young Artists Institute are drawn to the arts and want to be surrounded by peers with similar interests in a supportive environment. If you think you might be a candidate for the Young Artists Institute but are not sure, give us a call.
Which track should I select?Students in the Young Artists Institute spend time each day in all-group forums and workshops with peers from all artistic disciplines. The core instruction, however, is divided into five areas: Poetry, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Digital Arts, and Theater. Select the area where you are most comfortable, or the area you are most eager to explore. You will spend the majority of your time in a cohort with other students who selected the same discipline, and with an instructor in your subject area who will guide you through the program. We try not to move students between disciplines once the program has begun.
When is the application deadline?Because of the popularity of the Young Artists Institute we encourage students to complete their applications early and submit them in a timely fashion. We anticipate demand will exceed capacity in 2017. Individual applications will not be reviewed until all documentation has been received and files are complete. Applications received by April 1 will receive a $50 early bird discount on tuition. The General Application Deadline is May 5. Applications submitted after the general deadline will be added to our waitlist and reviewed as space becomes available. We will notify successful applicants beginning in early spring. No applications will be accepted after June 9.
Early Bird Deadline – April 1
General Application Deadline – May 12
2017 applications will be available in January.