1156 Chapel Street, POB 208339
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339
YALE SUMMER SCHOOL OF ART AND MUSIC
May 18–June 29, 2014
The art division offers a six-week session for academic credit as a special summer program. The School is located on the Stoeckel estate and is supported by the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Trust.
Through the generosity of this trust, the full expenses of tuition, room, and board are covered by a fellowship grant to each student approved for admission. Selected colleges, universities, and professional art schools across the country and abroad are invited to nominate for these fellowships two candidates who are currently enrolled as juniors in their programs. There is an application fee of $20 and a registration fee of $1,500.
Students in art follow a required program of painting, printmaking, drawing, and digital photography.
Distinguished artists are on both the resident and the visiting faculty. The visiting faculty provide workshops, lectures, and individual criticism. The resident faculty for 2014 includes: Colleen Asper, Sarah Anne Johnson, Sam Messer, and Didier William. Visiting artists and lecturers will include: Ahmed Alsoudani, Carroll Dunham, Rochelle Feinstein, Josephine Halvorson, Michaela Murphy, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dana Schutz, Shelly Silver, and Robert Storr.
Information about the program may be obtained in late January from the schools that have been invited to participate. The application deadline is in March. Persons interested in being considered for nomination should so inform their department heads. Individuals may not apply directly to the Norfolk program.
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APPLICATION PORTFOLIO: DEADLINE MARCH 24, 2014
Please note that applications will not be accepted unless they have been preceded by a nomination letter from the Department Chair of the applicant’s home institution or their designee. The nomination must be submitted on the school letterhead and received by 17 March 2014.
The portfolio should include all of the following packaged and mailed together:
1. The application form which is forwarded to the Department Chair for distribution to nominated candidates.
2. A brief statement of objectives (do not include a separate artist’s statement).
3. Two confidential letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes attesting to the applicant’s maturity and ability to function within the stated aims of the program. One of these should be from a studio instructor with whom you are currently studying and the other should be from a studio instructor with whom you have studied in the past two years. Use the reference forms which are forwarded to the Department Chair for distribution to nominated candidates. It is preferred that references be included with your application materials in sealed envelopes.
4. An official transcript of grades submitted in a sealed envelope.
5. Examples of work in digital format. No more than 20 images submitted on a cd in Mac OS format. We look for a cohesive body of work, but we also understand and expect that a young artist should be searching, pushing and trying things. So send 20 images that you feel good about. Do not submit works in different media just to prove that you have tried things, but only send images from different mediums if you are actually engaged in them and are interested in doing such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, digital photography, video etc. Digital files must be sent on a single CD. The CD must be Macintosh-readable. A duplicate CD must also be sent. Each CD must be sent in a separate paper sleeve and both CDS should then be inserted into a single clasp envelope (size: 6-7 " x 9-10"), with the applicant’s name on the CDs, the sleeves, and on the envelope. The work on the disk must be in a folder named with this convention: LastnameFirstnameStills, e.g. DoeJaneStills. Do not submit more than 20 still images. Still images can be no larger than 5 megabytes each, and must be RGB color in JPEG format. Name and number all files LastnameFirstname00.jpg, e.g. DoeJane13.jpg. Do not use any presentation format, e.g. Power-Point or PDF File format for videos and moving images
If you wish to include a video, all videos must be formatted in QuickTime. Video files should be no longer than two minutes in length. Please note that videos are considered as part of your selection of twenty files, not as additional material. Do not include titles or credits within the video files. Group any video at the end of the group of still images. Videos and moving images must be named following this convention: LastnameFirstinitialVideoTwodigits(Date).mov [e.g., StorrRVideo15(2008).mov.
6. A hard-copy thumbnail inventory printed on 8.5×11 copy paper listing your name, and in numerical order the dimensions, dates and medium of each work. Download an example here.
7. A non-refundable application fee of $20.00, payable to Yale University in the form of a money order only (personal checks will not be accepted).
Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard if acknowledgement of the receipt of the application package is desired. CDs will be considered disposable unless return postage is provided.
All the above materials should be packaged together and sent to arrive by the deadline. Material received after the deadline will not be reviewed by the admissions committee.
Direct all communications and application materials to: Office of Academic Affairs Art Division Yale Summer School of Music & Art 1156 Chapel Street P.O. Box 208339 New Haven, CT 06520-8339
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