The University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts encompasses a vibrant and innovative group of departments and programs that balance creativity and scholarship. You will find students, faculty and staff in studios as well as national film festivals, orchestras, the stage and galleries. Students find inspiration, support and encouragement as well as an expectation of hard work, technical skill building, and imagination – all leading to incredible productions, creations and ultimately promising careers.
The Institute’s Summer College Arts Track reaches out to talented high school students from Mississippi and throughout the South to offer a summer residential experience on campus. Scholarships cover students who need assistance to attend. Once here, they meet professional artists and performers, travel to studios, participate in workshops and have their horizons vastly expanded.
With your support, we can help develop more budding artists, provide exceptional spaces, recruit and keep world-class professors, and be known as the place to come for the arts.