Registration open for MSU summer art camp

April 30, 2016 10:39:49 PM



Mississippi State's art department again is inviting creative upper-level high school students to participate in its annual INvision summer camp. 


Taking place June 13-17, the visual arts experience is designed for students age 16 and older, including incoming freshmen at the university. 


Now in its fourth year, the program offers an enriching introductory for both specific academic programs and post-graduate career paths in the studio fields of art and design. 


Because camp space is limited, early registration is encouraged. Accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, applications may be obtained by contacting the department office at 662-325-2970 or visiting 


The $595 admission includes a non-refundable $100 filing fee that must accompany each application. Due by May 30, the remaining amount covers the cost of workshops, instruction, supplies, room and board, equipment fees and a meal card. 


Campers will be housed in campus residence halls under the supervision of qualified counselors and resident advisers. 


INvision is among MSU academic summer camps with tuition support for seventh-12th grade public school students in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties provided by the Tupelo-based CREATE Foundation's Toyota Wellspring Education Fund. 


Campers will take part in workshops on photography, graphic design, drawing, ceramics and sculpting, among other media. Artist presentations, gallery exhibitions, movie nights and field trips are among the planned cultural and social activities. 


Art-related career opportunities also will be discussed by professional sculptors, graphic designers, illustrators, interior designers, fashion designers and landscape architects. MSU faculty members and currently enrolled majors will make additional presentations. 


At week's end, camper-produced works will be featured at the department's Visual Arts Center Gallery at 808 University Drive. Exhibit admission is free to all. 


For additional information about 2016 INvision, contact Christie McNeal at 662-325-9839 or [email protected], or Nicole Jackson at 662-325-2970 or [email protected] 


Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU's art department is the longtime home of the Magnolia State's largest undergraduate studio art program. It offers a bachelor of fine arts degree, with concentrations in graphic design, photography and fine art (ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture). Learn more at,, and 


For a list of other MSU summer camps with CREATE-provided tuition support, visit 


Details on all other Center for Continuing Education 2016 summer camps are available at