Ohio University

Summer Studios

Summer Studios

Ohio University’s Summer Studios are intensive experiences in creative practice. Work with faculty in our professional studios to create portfolio-quality work, earn college credit, and develop your artistic voice. Immerse yourself in the fine arts this summer!

High school students ages 13-18 have the option of commuting to campus every day or staying on campus in university residence halls for the full college experience. Focus your energy on an area of study, relax and enjoy time with peers during coordinated evening and weekend activities, and take the time to explore our beautiful campus in Athens, Ohio.

Choose from one-week and two-week courses taught by Ohio University faculty and professional artists, designers, and performers.

NOTE: The health and safety of our students, staff, faculty, and local community are of the utmost importance. Instructional and residential activities are anticipated to be operating in person in summer 2021, with some programs also offering hybrid instruction for students who prefer to participate online. Ohio University and the College of Fine Arts take all safety precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including social distancing, the use of personal protective equipment, and reduced density for some programs and activities. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the spring and adhere to all university and state guidelines for student health and safety. Should the resumption of in-person instruction be determined not to be in the best interests of our community, program instruction will be delivered online without a residential component. Registered students will be informed of any changes as soon as possible and may withdraw with full refund of fees paid.  

Session 1: June 7–18, 2021





Session 2: June 21–25, 2021


All pre-college Music programs will offer a hybrid attendance option for students who wish to participate virtually. Program structure and fees are the same whether in-person or online.



Classes run 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (with the exception of the Summer Dance Institute which runs 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and are held in area-specific studios and classroom spaces designed for the work you’ll be doing. On a typical day, students will have the time to devote their attention and focus to projects and practice while also exploring different areas or media. Some areas of study, such as Film, require a full day’s attention on set, while others such as Music incorporate individual master classes, group practice sessions, and lectures into each day.