Summer Academy dates are subject to change

At this time, we are still planning to host Summer Academies in late July 2020. However, JBU has and will continue to make decisions in accordance with directives from the Arkansas Department of Health, the CDC, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department. As such, Summer Academies are subject to changes of scheduling or cancelation. 

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Art Academy

July 26-31, 2020

An art summer camp that makes choosing a major easier


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CANCELLED for 2020

Be inspired by Arkansas's natural beauty, and create images in both digital and traditional film mediums. Bring your own camera equipment and also use our state of the art arsenal full of professional gear. Your time is a completely hands-on and creative experience guided by Kyle Agee,  Neal Holland, and their professional friends of the photography department. Join us for a great week of low-stress, high-output photo work.

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Art & Design 

CANCELLED for 2020 

Hone your skills, make great art, learn new techniques and get your hands on some professional equipment. Learn all this from two highly experienced faculty members: Dave Andrus and Bobby Martin. They have decades of experience in painting, graphic design, digital illustration, printmaking, typography and, of course, teaching. Join a small group of talented students and teachers for a week of low-stress, high-output art camp.

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What's the cost?

Will your student spend all summer cooped up inside? When the time comes to choose a major, will they know what to do? This is a unique opportunity to engage their creative skills and make choosing a major easier. Plus, you'll have the house to yourself for the week.

Registration cost: $400
Includes meals, field trips and project materials

Housing cost: $103.75

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To pay the $100 deposit please click here.

Contact Lauren Huffman at or 479.524.7423 with any questions!