Summer Pre-College Programs

New England

Boston, MA

Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Summer Studios

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: July-August
Eligibility: entering grades 11, 12

Boston University
Visual Arts Summer Institute

Application Deadline: March
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: July
Eligibility: ages 15-18

Suffolk University
Pre-College Program

Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: July- August
Eligibility: ages

Burlington, VT

Champlain College
Art & Design Portfolio Building Course

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates:  July
Eligibility: rising high school juniors & seniors

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University College of Art & Design
Pre-College Program

Duration: 2 weeks, 4 weeks
Dates: July -August
Eligibility: rising sophomores, juniors, seniors

Old Lyme, CT

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Lyme Pre-College Academy

Duration: each class is 5 consecutive days
Dates:
 varies according to each class
Eligibility: high school students

Manchester, NH

New Hampshire Institute of Art
Pre-College Summer Program

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: July
Eligibility: ages 15-19

Montserrat, MA

Montserrat College of Art
Summer Immersive Workshops

Application Deadline: open 1 week before each course begins
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: 
June -July
Eligibility: ages 16 or older

Portland, ME

Maine College of Art
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: 
July
Eligibility: rising sophomores, juniors, seniors

Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: June-August
Eligibility: ages 16-18

Washington DC

Corcoran College of Art & Design
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: July
Eligibility: rising juniors & seniors

Wilmington, DE

Delaware College of Art & Design
Young Artist Programs

Application Deadline: June
Duration: varies
Eligibility: high school students

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Summer Academy 

Application Deadline: June
Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: July -August
Eligibility: rising 9-12 graders

Moore College of Art & Design
Summer Art & Design Institute

Application Deadline: June
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
 July -August
Eligibility: grades 10-12

University of the Arts
Summer Institute

Application Deadline: June
Duration: 1, 2, 3, and 4 week programs
Dates: varies
Eligibility: 9th-12th graders

University of Pennsylvania
Art:  Summer at Penn

Application Deadline:  
Duration: 4 weeks
Eligibility: grades 9-12

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University
Summer Pre-College Art

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 3 weeks, 6 weeks
Eligibility: high school students

New York

Alfred, NY

Alfred University
Portfolio Preparation for College Bound Students

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 4 days
Dates:
 July 9
Eligibility: grades 10-12

Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
 June -July
Eligibility: sophomores & juniors

Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: March
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: 
July
Eligibility: ages 16-18

New York, NY

The Cooper Union
Summer Art Intensive

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: July – August
Eligibility: ages 15-18

School of Visual Arts
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: July
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
 July
Eligibility: ages 14-18

Parsons School of Design
Pre-College Academy

Application Deadline: rolling
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: August
Eligibility: grades 9-12

Fashion Institute of Technology
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: June
Duration: varies
Dates:
 varies
Eligibility: grades 9-12

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University
Summer College

Duration: 2 weeks
Dates:
 varies
Eligibility: high school students

Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College
Pre-College Art Program

Duration: 5 weeks
Dates:  July-August
Eligibility: high school students

Saratoga Springs, NY

Skidmore College
Summer Art for Pre-College Students

Application Deadline: rolling
Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: July-August
Eligibility: grades 10-12

South

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Art Institute
Pre-College ArtLab

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
 July
Eligibility: grades 9-12

Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University
Pre-College Summer Intensive

Application Deadline: March
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
 July
Eligibility:  grades 9-12

Sarasota, FL

Ringling College of Art + Design
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: rolling
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
 June -July
Eligibility: ages 16-18

Winston-Salem, NC

University of North Carolina
Visual Arts Summer Intensive

Application Deadline: 
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: 
June -July
Eligibility: ages 14-18

Midwest

Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan
Summer Residential Studios

Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: July 9
Eligibility: grades 9-11

Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin
Pre‑College Art + Design Programs

Application Deadline:
Duration: 1 week, 4 weeks
Dates: June -July
Eligibility: current sophomore and juniors in high school

Chicago, IL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Early College Program

Application Deadline: varies
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
 varies
Eligibility: ages 15-18

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: June
Duration: 2 weeks, 3 weeks
Dates: varies, in July
Eligibility: high school students

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Pre-College Summer Program

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
 July
Eligibility: grades 10-12

West Coast

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna College of Art & Design
Pre-College Program

Duration: 5 weeks
Eligibility: high school students

Los Angeles, CA

Otis College of Art & Design
Summer of Art

Application Deadline: June
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
 July
Eligibility: ages 15 + older

University of CA, Los Angeles
Art Summer Institute

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates:
 varies
Eligibility: high school students

Pasadena, CA

California College of the Arts
Pre-College Program

Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
 July-August
Eligibility: grades 9-12

San Francisco

San Francisco Art Institute
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
 June -July
Eligibility: grades 10-12

Seattle, WA

Cornish College of the Arts
Pre-College Program

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: varies
Eligibility: ages 14-18

Stanford, CA

Stanford University
Summer Arts Institute

Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: varies
Eligibility: ages 14-17