• Summer Art & Design Institute (SADI) 2021: Sunday, July 11 – Saturday, August 7
  • This four-week, three-credit residential program is open to young women & nonbinary students in grades 10 – 12 (choose according to your fall 2021 grade!) 
  • Registration now open! 
  • Tuition deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Registration fee (non-refundable): $206 
  • Tuition, Room, and Meals: $5,604 
  • Scholarship opportunities are available! 


Immerse yourself in a creative college experience! Join your peers in the heart of Philadelphia, one of the world’s most historic and cosmopolitan cities for Moore’s Summer Art & Design Institute (SADI)—a journey of creative discovery in our four-week, three-credit residential experience.  
Whether you are new to art or an emerging artist interested in fleshing out a portfolio, SADI has an experience that’s just right for you. SADI welcomes women and non-binary students in grades 10-12 to explore new avenues of artistic development and to learn from award-winning faculty and artists while immersing themselves in a creative college experience. 
In addition to the beauty of Moore’s campus, plus state-of-the-art facilities and flexible curriculum, SADI students receive multiple opportunities to explore Philadelphia through lectures, museum visits, virtual artists’ studio tours and cultural events.  
SADI hosts special events in portfolio development, college preparation and career path knowledge. Upon completion, SADI participants receive college credits and experience a preview of undergraduate-level curriculum. 
SADI participants leave the program renewed, empowered, and prepared to advance as an esteemed cohort of future artists, designers, and innovative thinkers. 


May 2021: As of this time, we plan to host SADI 2021 as an in-person, on-campus experience. We will continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Safety measures include: 
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for all eligible SADI students. For more information, please see details below.
  • Shared room in residence halls (two students per room) 
  • Masks required 
  • Distanced classroom and studio setups 
  • Ample sanitizing spaces across campus 
To read the full Summer 2021 health and safety plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus 


SADI students reside in Stahl Hall, located on Moore’s campus, in close proximity to classroom studios and facilities. The strong sense of community that develops between students, faculty, and staff makes SADI a truly unique experience.  
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 shared bathroomssneak preview of the college experience. Laundry facilities, lounge areas and vending machines are located throughout the residence hall. Sage Dining Services creates a variety of delicious meals for students.  
Security and staff are on duty 24 hours a day. We adhere to curfews, visitor restrictions, and chaperone policies. 


Independent studio time, field trips and organized activities enrich the SADI experience and complement coursework. Evening and weekend activities include gallery openings, city tours, shopping, and day trips. Sundays are unscheduled to provide time for rest, reflection or extra studio time.  


SADI students work in large, fully equipped studios with professional visual artists. They receive ample time in these studios, in order to develop finished works and portfolio pieces. Evening studio time, which takes place after dinner, is a fun and motivational space for SADI students to work and interact.  


The surrounding city of Philadelphia is both intimate and completely accessible. Moore is located in the heart of it all, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, surrounded by world-renowned museums, restaurants, shops and other attractions, as well as the Schuykill River and scenic Fairmount Park—perfect for sketching, exercising, and socializing with new friends.  
Questions? Email our team at ce@moore.edu!  

How to Enroll

A completed enrollment form and $206 enrollment fee are required to reserve your space. SADI’s enrollment fee is nonrefundable. Early enrollment is suggested, as space within studio concentrations is limited.

  • Women and nonbinary students grades 10–12
  • Students from anywhere in the U.S.
  • International students who have strong English-language skills. Students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL or SAT scores. Minimum TOEFL scores are 500 (paper exam); 173 (computer exam); or 61 (internet exam). Questions about the TOEFL or obtaining a student visa shouldbe directed to Moore’s AdmissionsOffice at enroll@moore.edu or 215.965.4015.

Planning to pay the SADI enrollment fee via credit card using Moore's Self-Service portal?  Please complete the 2021 SADI Enrollment Form to reserve your course selections today!

Email your completed form to ce@moore.edu once your online payment is processed. (If you've paid online, please disregard the payment section of this form.)

Online enrollment and tuition payments for SADI are conducted via Self-Service, Moore’s online registration portal. If you have not used the system before, please read through the following steps below to ensure a successful and complete registration process.

  • NEW USERS: If this is your first time registering through the online portal, please follow the prompts to create a new account.
  • RETURNING USERS: If you have forgotten your username and/or password, follow the steps above for new users. Email ce@moore.edu after completing your registration; we will merge your records. If you have used the self-service portal before, log-in with your username & password.

After setting up account/logging into Self-Service

  1. On the Self-Service home screen, please select Find Courses. This will take you to the Search page tab.
  2. Under Section Search, please enter SADI in the Keyword box. Select the search button. Options to add the SADI enrollment and tuition fees will appear. Please select one or both options. (The tuition fee can be paid at a later date. It must be paid in full by June 1.) You will have the option to view your cart or proceed to registration. 
  3. Please have your preferred credit card readily available. Self-Service accepts all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express.

Completing your registration in Self-Service

  1. Ensure you have a few minutes to complete all the steps at once, without your computer going idle. The system can time out and make registration difficult or incomplete.
  2. Disable all pop-up blockers and allow cookies.The site’s payment window appears as a ‘pop-up’ and requires ‘cookies’ to properly function. Failing to do so could result in an unsuccessful registration. 
  3. A pop-up window for the payment portal will appear. Enter credit card details and billing information. Upon completion, an auto-reply confirmation will be sent to the email address provided during registration.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, your payment may not have successfully gone through. In this instance, please email ce@moore.edu to check on your registration status.

Unable to register online?

Please contact the Continuing Education Office for additional registration options at 215.965.4030 or via email at ce@moore.edu.

Please complete the 2021 SADI Enrollment Form and mail with your payment to: Moore College of Art & Design, SADI, 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

If you need assistance, contact the Continuing Education Office at ce@moore.edu, 215.965.4030. Enrollment confirmation and welcome materials will be "provided" after the completed enrollment form and $200 enrollment fee are received. Please allow 10 business days for processing.

Tuition and Policies

  • TUITION FOR SADI 2021: $5,810

Tuition is inclusive of all costs including enrollment fee, room, meals, art supplies, college credits, extracurricular activities and field trips. Payments can be made online, by mail or over the phone. Full payment must be received by June 1. 

Please mail all SADI tuition checks to:

Moore College of Art & Design

Attn: Continuing Education - SADI

1916 Race Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

In the event that SADI 2021 must shift to an online format, given the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, tuition will be reduced to $3,090. Please stay tuned in spring 2021 for the latest updates on program format and additional information.

Written notification of withdrawal must be submitted to the Continuing Education Department by email to ce@moore.edu. No refunds are to be given to students asked to leave SADI for violations of policies or regulations. Program costs excluding the enrollment fee are refunded according to the following schedule: 

Withdrawal prior to June 4: 100% minus nonrefundable enrollment fee 

Withdrawal prior to July 5: 70% minus nonrefundable enrollment fee 

Withdrawal after July 5: no refund 

Please allow 4-6 weeks for the processing of refunds 

  • Students who successfully complete SADI will receive three (3) undergraduate-level college credits.
  • Students may request transcripts for transfer of credit to other institutions.

Moore is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art andDesign and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Students are expected to demonstrate high standards of personal conduct and respect for personal belongings, college property and the rights of students and staff. A student handbook detailing program rules and responsibilities is mailed to enrolled students.

Prior to attending SADI, students and their parents or guardians are required to sign a Rules and Responsibilities Agreement.

For Moore’s Policy of Non-Discrimination and Compliance with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, visit moore.edu/nondiscriminationpolicy.


We are thrilled to be hosting SADI as an in-person, on-campus experience this summer! After a long year of remote learning, there is so much to see and do here at Moore. We can’t wait for you to benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities and proximity to Philadelphia landmarks.
To ensure safety for all, we are requiring that all eligible SADI students receive the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated, including the two-week waiting period, before coming to campus.  We want to ensure that while SADI students have fun this summer while keeping our community safe.  
While completing your registration paperwork for SADI, please submit a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card in addition to your Health History and Immunization forms to healthservices@moore.edu.  These forms will be located in your Official SADI Welcome email, which is sent upon submission of your full tuition payment (due by or before June 1, 2021). 
Recent research has shown that the currently available COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and they are a useful way to protect ourselves from new variants. With current plans underway for a full return to on-campus classes in the fall, SADI student vaccinations will help our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe learning and working environment for everyone. The College’s decision to require vaccinations is in line with recent news from other nearby higher education institutions whose students, along with Moore’s, make up a significant portion of Philadelphia’s population throughout the year.
Exemptions to the vaccination requirement will only be provided for medical, religious, or personal beliefs. To be exempt from the vaccine requirement, you must complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Request Form and submit it to healthservices@moore.edu.



Our first priority at Moore College of Art & Design is the health and safety of our entire community—that’s why in summer 2020, we shifted SADI to an online format, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And guess what? We still had a blast!

Online SADI classes utilized a mix of creative learning approaches and a range of formats, including small group discussions and demonstrations.

Our faculty created a flexible, fun and engaging virtual learning environment, with a structured weekly calendar of regularly scheduled classes and checkins via email and Slack messenger. Students enjoyed a wide range of activity throughout each day—and not all of it took place in front of a screen!

We customized our course schedule to include our most popular offerings, and the ones that work best for online learning and career prep:

  • Animation
  • Foundation Studio I: Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Foundation Studio II: Visual Thinking & Color Theory
  • Painting OR Game Design

Students also received FREE access to Adobe Creative Cloud and a complimentary at-home SADI Essentials Kit, valued at over $400, featuring high-quality art supplies: drawing pads, canvases, colored pencils, chalk pastels, acrylic paints, charcoal and more!

  • Social events such as Animal Crossing and Minecraft nights
  • Weekly talks with successful Moore alumni like Isabelle Staub and Amy Ignatow
  • Professional development workshops on college prep, career prep, exhibition submissions, socialmedia presence, home studios and creative mindfulness
  • Portfolio preparation and mock interviews with Moore’s Admissions staff
  • Virtual Study Halls for mentoring with Moore BFA students and completing homework
  • A culminating online exhibition on Moore’s website, featuring individual galleries of each student’s art and design work

In spring 2021, we will pay close attention to guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia to determine whether SADI 2021 will take place online.

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