Cost Estimation for Digital Arts and Design Summer Academy

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$5,500
Student Service Fee$300
Medical Insurance$200
Books & Supplies$250

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $1,288
  • Single: $1,232
  • Double: $700
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $225
  • Cost per day: $33

The information provided is designed to just give you an idea of the approximate costs of attending our programs. Actual amounts depend on several factors, such as arrival and departure dates, services requested, and others.

This is not an official invoice, it cannot be used as an official document for any payment related issue or procedure

Actual amounts will be provided on an official invoice after complete application materials have been received.

All prices are in U.S. Dollars (US$)

All courses, dates and fees are subject to change without notice

Digital Arts and Design Summer Academy

Digital Arts and Design Summer Academy

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Upcoming Dates


Summer 2017
July 10 - August 4, 2017



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4 weeks

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Use state-of-the-art design software to create unique designs that reflect your artistic vision, and learn the skill set used by expert professional designers. Get intensive, in-depth exposure to digital design, digital media applications, branding and corporate identity. Experience up to 150 hours of hands-on, professional level instruction from industry experts with real-world experience.

This program is 15 units and can be completed in 4 weeks.

What You'll Learn

  • Design fundamentals and visual communication skills.
  • Digital media applications, digital photography and illustration.
  • Latest techniques and standards of web design.
  • Layout, production, branding and corporate identity.
  • Professional portfolio.
  • Learn using the global standard: Creative Cloud software by Adobe including InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator.

What You Can Do

Positions are available around the world in self-employment, private firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Digital Artist
  • Publications Coordinator

Who Can Attend

Admission Requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (80iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Minimum age: 18 (or high school graduate).
  • No degree required.
  • This is a full-time program.
  • You must obtain F-1 (student) visa.
Immigration Information

Dates & Fees

Program Offerings
4-week Session
July 10 - August 4, 2017
Fee: $5,500

What's Included
Students will be provided with all course materials, texts, a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Design Premium package, and a portfolio reception.
*Amounts are in U.S. dollars and reflect tuition cost only Complete Dates & Fees.

Where to Stay

Recommended Housing
International Village (IV)

  • Conveniently located next to the Extension Center, restaurants, banks and the main UCR campus.
  • Offers three types of living arrangements: studio, single, or double
  • Open year-round
  • For adult students (age 18 or older) only.
  • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs
  • Fully furnished room; double-occupancy
  • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included
  • No minimum age; no minimum stay

Experiance California

Social & Cultural Activities
Make the most of your California experience!

Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Fill your weekends with:
  • Unforgettable places, events and cultural immersion activities.
  • FREE social events to make professional connections.
  • Optional trips at a special student rate.

Before You Apply

You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so you are prepared to upload them.

Supporting Documents:

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • Copy of your passport photo page.
  • Statement of Financial Support Form. Click to view the instructions and form.
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. Click to view the instructions.
  • If you are applying as a transfer student from another U.S. institution on an F-1 visa, you must upload copies of your current I-20, the front and back of your I-94, and current F-1 visa stamp. Click to view transfer instructions and form.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.
“Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”

Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas

Associate Dean, UCR Extension
Director, International Programs

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