Program status

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this program has been cancelled.

The good news is there are more than 40 Summer College online courses from which to choose. In addition to classes in architecture, design, and fashion, we are offering art classes in subjects including painting, print media, sculpture, and transmedia. See the online course roster for all your options.

These regular Cornell courses give you a chance to study online with Cornell faculty, work alongside undergraduates, earn college credits, gain a Cornell transcript, and get a head start on preparing for college applications. We also will continue to offer you our one-on-one admissions counseling and other engaging ways to connect with Cornell.

Visit our online learning pages to read about course formats, academics, tuition, registration deadlines, and more.

Read about Cornell Summer College & the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Explore contemporary art in this experiential program

Working in Cornell's light-filled and spacious studios, and with access to the university's cutting-edge digital equipment and computer labs, you'll gain first-hand experience in material exploration and art collaboration, research, exhibition, and critique.

You'll use a broad range of mediums, delve into the theory and history of contemporary art, and take advantage of Cornell's extraordinary resources, including the university's Fine Arts Library and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

The program will culminate with a group exhibition in Tjaden Gallery, curated and installed by you and your classmates.

No prior technical knowledge is necessary; you'll be assessed on the basis of your individual effort and progress. Some out-of-class studio work may be necessary.