Art 448 Summer Studio:

Introduction to College Art

August 6 – 10, 2018

Join us for 30 hours of 2D and 3D art exploration, walking tours of art museums, a tour of campus and other field trips, conversation with UW- Madison art faculty, and the opportunity to meet other high school artists. 2D studio focuses on a variety of traditional and contemporary printmaking processes, and in 3D studio, students work in our digital media lab, using digital fabrication techniques to create works of art. All participants establish a permanent UW-Madison transcript record and earn one, undergraduate university credit for completion of the course.


Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Humanities Building Etching Lab, Digital Media Lab, and Classroom 6111

Who Can Apply:

Wisconsin students entering their Junior or Senior year of high school who have at least a 3.0 GPA and can access daily transportation to and from campus (current UW-Madison undergraduate students are also eligible to enroll).


$465 (plus $65 registration/transcript fee)
$200 Scholarships for the first 10 students who enroll!


Meet your Instructors:

Chelsea Thompto

Digital Fabrication

Anders Zanichkowsky


Summer Studio Registration

Step One

Apply for admission to UW-Madison as a high school special student (non-degree seeking, UNHS classification). The application questions are straightforward, but below are some tips or email Jennifer Sandridge at jennifer.sandridge@wisc.edu.

  • Complete the Special Student Online Application as a UNHS by May 1, 2018 (click on the red “apply” link). Respond to all items to avoid delays in processing your application.
    • Student Type: High School Students
    • Term: Summer 2018
    • I have the following academic plan: ART 448 Special Topics, Summer Studio: Intro to College Art
  • Download, print, and complete the UW-Madison Enrollment Plan and Agreement form.
    • Program: Traditional
    • Term of application and enrollment: Summer 2018
    • Dept & Course #: Art 448 Special Topics, Section 012
    • Course Title: Summer Studio: Intro to College Art
    • Indicate how you meet prerequisites: N/A
    • Signed by: You, your parent/guardian, and your school counselor
  • Submit the following scanned or digitally photographed documents to Adult Career and Special Student Services at advising@dcs.wisc.edu due May 1:
    • The completed UW-Madison Enrollment Plan and Agreement Form
    • Your recent high school transcript with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.000

Step Two

Wait for notification of admission decision via email. When admitted you will receive:

  • Your Letter of admission and enrollment instructions from Adult Career and Special Student Services
  • Enrollment e-invitation from the Registrar’s Office – be sure to provide us with an email you check regularly
  • Notification of your $200 scholarship award, if you are one of the first 10 students to register

Step Three

Enroll in Summer Studio: Intro to College Art via the MyUW Student Center. You must do this step in order to receive a grade and credit for the course.

  • To learn how to enroll in this course, visit Enrollment.
  • The specific class is 18509, ART 448, section 012, Intro to College Art (listed as a special topics course).

Step Four

Pay your bill. Shortly after you enroll, the Bursar’s Office will generate your eBill which you can view in your MyUW Student Center. Your bill will indicate your tuition due date, typically four weeks after you enroll.

Note: You will not receive a paper bill in the mail. Watch your WiscMail for your eBill notification email. All new, first time enrolling students will be charged a one-time document/transcript fee of $65, which covers all future UW-Madison transcript requests and the $465 tuition fee for one undergraduate credit.

***$200 Scholarships are available for the first 10 students to register for the course. Once you have submitted all application materials to Adult Career & Special Student Services (completion of step 1), you will be notified immediately if you are one of the scholarship recipients. The scholarship will be applied to your account during Step Three. Once all 10 scholarships have been awarded, we will post a “Scholarships Closed” note on our Summer Studio website and send an update about this matter to your art teacher.

Enrollment deadline: May 1, 2018

Number of students admitted = 20 maximum.

Once you are officially enrolled in the course, you will receive more detailed information via email about Summer Studio (info on what to bring, project descriptions, where to meet on the first day, etc.).

Contact Dr. Mary Hoefferle, Summer Studio program coordinator, at hoefferle@wisc.edu with questions.

See the sample schedule of the week below (details subject to change).