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College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Summer College for High School Students

The College of Liberal Arts, UM Institute for the Arts, and Office of Outreach are creating a summer experience for high school students interested in pursuing the fine or performing arts.

painting studentThe Summer College for High School Students program brings rising juniors and seniors to campus to enroll in regular university summer classes for either June or July. They live on campus, take two courses, and receive mentorship by university students to develop social and academic skills.

Enhancement activities beyond formal classes encourage exploration of majors and career paths. In art & art history, music, and theatre & film, a skills course and an appreciation/content course connect students with our faculty and increase their competitiveness for future college admission and merit scholarships. A public performance or exhibition is presented at the end of the program.

Funds are needed to provide scholarships and experiential learning opportunities for budding arts students. Together we can widen access for young Mississippians to develop their passion in the arts and strengthen their future opportunities.

MAKE A GIFT: Ron wilson,, 662.915.1755