Summer Art Academy

The University of Dallas Art Department is pleased to announce the Summer Art Academy for students entering 7th grade - graduating seniors, June 8 - 12, 2020. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.

Why Summer Art Academy?

The Summer Art Academy on the University of Dallas campus in Irving, Texas, is an opportunity for art students to immerse themselves in the language and techniques of art making, expanding their abilities and developing their artistic potential. We will work with students in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, printmaking, and drawing, creating an intensive, enriching, and rewarding experience.

Application Process

Students interested in applying for the 2020 Summer Art Academy must submit an online application and recommendation form. Once accepted to the program, applicants will then submit their program payment and registration form. If you have any questions about how to apply please contact the University of Dallas Art Department at 972-721-5319 or

Once accepted to the program please submit the following:


The Summer Art Academy enjoys the benefit of a staff that is well versed in teaching many different art mediums. University professors from the Art department, are assisted by staff members who have experience working with young adults in a university environment. The student-to-staff ratio will not be greater than 5-1 so that students will have a safe and friendly experience. 

 Day at a Glance

Students begin each weekday with a morning class held in the Art History building. Following their morning class students will spend two hours in a studio working on ceramics, printmaking and drawing techniques and will break for lunch at noon. During the afternoon, they will return to the studio to continue working on projects until dismissal at 3pm. On the last day of the program, participants will help in the installation of their art show where an exhibit and reception will be held to celebrate the culmination of their work. 

Students interested in the residential program will also enjoy the community experience typical of dorm life. Whether playing volleyball, chatting in the dorm lounge, or enjoying a cappuccino, students find the camaraderie with their fellow classmates one of the most enjoyable aspects of the program. Programming activities in the late afternoon and evening will be shared with other programs being held on campus. Please note there is limited availability for the residential program and it is only open to non DFW rising sophomores and above. 

The Irving Campus

The University of Dallas' main campus in Irving, Texas is located approximately 15 minutes from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and Dallas Love Field. The campus is conveniently situated in the heart of the metroplex with access to public transportation into Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and other cities.