WHO is this for?

For experienced high school or transfer students seriously considering pursuing an education or a career in 2D/3D visual art.

 


WHAT is this about?

Students will learn best practices for professional portfolio creation that can be used for college admission processes and the creative sector. 

WHEN is this?

July 27-July 31, 2020 & August 3-August 5, Monday-Friday. Sessions are held throughout the day between 9am-4pm PDT.

Schedule

                       

MONDAY, JULY 27

Orientation

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)

Portfolio Basics
Guidelines and best practices for creating an industry standard artist's portfolio.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)

Current Student Panel

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
TUESDAY, JULY 28

Resume Basics
Guidelines and best practices to developing an industry standard artist's resume.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

Photographing Your Work
Techniques and methods in how to properly photograph and professionally present your work samples.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

Check-in
Group discussion with students and instructors for questions and feedback on the course.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

Presenting Your Work
Approaches and best practices in how to professionally present and speak about your portfolio to panelists.

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (PDT)

Alumni Panel

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Resume Review
Individual 15 minute appointments for initial feedback on resumes. Sign-ups for appointments will be during the week.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
THURSDAY, JULY 30

Knowing Your Value
Strategies and tips in understanding your worth and value as an artist and how to appropriately advocate for yourself. Parents/guardians are invited to attend this session.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)

Portfolio Review
Individual 15 minute appointments for initial feedback on full portfolios. Sign-ups for appointments will be during the week.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Final Check-in
Group discussion with students and instructors for questions and feedback on the course.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
FRIDAY, JULY 31

Mock Portfolio Review
Final portfolio reviews and feedback from panelists and peers. Sign-ups for presenting order will be during the week. 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
MONDAY, AUGUST 3

UCI Admissions
Presentation and Q&A session from a UCI Admissions Counselor on the UC application and admissions process.  Both English and Spanish sessions available. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

UCI Financial Aid
Presentation and Q&A session from a UCI Financial Aid Counselor on the financial aid process and borrowing and payment options.  Both English and Spanish sessions available. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

UCI Student Support Resources
Presentation and Q&A session from a various UCI student support centers and their resources available to different student populations. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD

*Schedule subject to change.

Instructors

                     

 

Kevin Appel

Kevin Appel

Department Chair/Faculty
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Katherine Aungier

Katherine Aungier

Instructor
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Hiroshi Clark

Hiroshi Clark

Instructor
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Ellen Schafer

Ellen Schafer

Instructor
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Frequently Asked QuestionsSupport

                     
 

 

Will students have opportunities to create their art form during this program?

No.  Students will be able to share their artwork as part of the mock portfolio reviews, however, artwork creation is not the focus of this program.
 

What if I do not have enough material to add to my portfolio, can I still participate?

Yes.  Students do not need a certain number of materials or completed projects in order to participate. This program will provide you with the strategies and skills necessary to build your portfolio, which you can then use when you do have enough material to include.
 

I am a filmmaker - will this program help me build my portfolio film reel?

No. The content of this program focuses on portfolio creation for 2D/3D artists.
 

  

For more information about the program, please see our general FAQs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Support

                     

  

The last several months have been difficult for all of us in many ways.  The arts have been hit particularly hard because so much of the work we do requires physical closeness and interaction.  While our traditional summer program on the UCI campus has been cancelled this year to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, we still need to support our community of artists.

For that reason, we are excited to offer the Summer Academies LITE program.  It provides advanced young artists the tools they will need as they prepare portfolios and audition material for college and career pursuits.  It also provides much needed employment for our team of instructors ⎼ practicing artists themselves ⎼ who have seen their commissions, gigs, and contracts cancelled.

Registration is free because we know many of you have been financially impacted by this crisis.  We are also still paying our instructors and administrative team because many of them have too been financially impacted by this crisis. 

If you are able, please consider making a gift of any amount to support the Summer Academies LITE program.  Your contribution will make a significant impact by supporting the artists who make it possible.

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