Summer Institute for Teens

The Summer Institute for Teens at Emily Carr University is a pre-university, immersive, one-month experience that engages you through intensive studio practice and visual culture. If you are between 16 and 18 or will finish Grade 10 by this summer, join us and ready yourself for further education at an art and design university.

Studio practice is complemented by discussion, in–class critique and field trips to engage with the diverse art and design community of Vancouver. The program culminates with a public exhibition in Emily Carr’s Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, which features work from all of our summer students.






Studio Options

  • Animation
  • Communication Design
  • Drawing
  • Industrial Design
  • Illustration: Digital 
  • Illustration: Traditional
  • Painting
  • Print Media + Book Arts
  • Textiles
  • Storytelling: Media Arts

*studios subject to change

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Contact us

Phone: 604–844–3810
Email: (for registration) + (other inquiries)

Continuing Studies Office
Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University of Art + Design,
520 E 1st Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5T 1A7