Your Future Starts Here

The Summer Art & Design Institute (SADI) is Moore’s premiere pre-college summer program featuring popular tracks of study, including Animation, Illustration, Painting and Game Design. Are you a creative, motivated and independent young woman or non-binary student who’s currently a rising high school sophomore, junior or senior? Whether you’re new to art or an emerging artist interested in fleshing out a portfolio, SADI has an experience that’s just right for you. 

“My most favorite part about SADI was that I got to meet a variety of other artists and designers. Working alongside other artists helped me learn more about my own art and the world of art itself.”
— SADI Student 

A summer at SADI offers:


SADI students reside in Stahl Hall, located on Moore’s campus, in close proximity to classroom studios and facilities. Moore’s Residence Life staff, who live on campus, provide programming and activities geared toward personal growth. Students live in suites consisting of two double occupancy bedrooms and a shared bathroom—a sneak preview of the college experience.


Independent studio time and organized evening and weekend activities—such as field trips to galleries, city tours, performances,film screenings and shopping—enrich the SADI experience and complement coursework. Sundays are unscheduled, to allow for rest or extra studio time.


The surrounding city of Philadelphia is completely accessible and walkable. Moore is located in the heart of it all, surrounded by world renowned museums, restaurants and shops, as well as the beautiful Schuylkill River and scenic Fairmount Park—perfect for sketching, exercising and socializing with new friends.


Laundry facilities, lounge areas and vending machines are located throughout the residence hall. Sage Dining Services creates a variety of delicious meals for students, including vegetarian and vegan options. Security and staff are on duty 24 hours a day.


Students may use free time as desired within the parameters of safety guidelines. For security reasons, we adhere to curfews, visitor restrictions and chaperone policies.


Earn three college credits, make great friends with shared interests, work on your portfolio and start preparing for your future in art and design, all in four, fun-filled weeks! After successful completion of the four-week program SADI students are eligible for a $2,500 annual scholarship upon acceptance to Moore’s BFA program!

SADI student working on a digital illustration

Creative and professional development

Workshops on home studio design, networking, college portfolio preparation and more!

Talks and Q&As

Hear from professionals now working in their fields of study, such as animation and illustration 

SADI 2021 instructor speaking to three students

Experienced Faculty

You’ll learn from Moore College of Art & Design faculty who have expertise in virtual art and design education

But Wait, there's Mo(o)re!

Some resources and spaces you’ll enjoy on the Moore campus include…

Campus Commons

For socializing and lounging between and after classes, featuring a cozy fireplace for chilly nights and the Moore Café, serving Starbucks (hello, Frappuccinos!).

Connelly Library

Newly renovated, with over 50,000 books, journals, videos and more.

The Art Shop at Moore

Our on-campus store, featuring a range of Moore merchandise, plus art and design pieces by Moore alumni and current students. Will you see your artwork on sale here one day?

The Fox Center for Digital Arts, Design Media & Printing

The computer labs of your dreams. Access high-end hardware such as Wacom drawing tablets, scanners, plotters and large-scale printers.

The Galleries at Moore

Everyday access to six public galleries featuring local and international artists—a constant source of inspiration, mere steps from your room.

Even More Studios & Labs

Access to Moore’s darkroom, fashion design, illustration, ceramics and small metals studios, printmaking machines, wood shop…and so much more than we ran out of room.

Join our Community

Whether you’re new to art or an emerging artist interested in fleshing out a portfolio, Moore's Summer Art & Design Institute, a.k.a. SADI, has an experience that’s just right for you.