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Summer Pre-College Programs

New England

Pre-College Program
Rhode Island School of Design

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: June-August
Eligibility: ages 16-18
Location: Providence, RI

Summer Studios
Massachusetts College of Art & Design

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

Visual Arts Summer Institute
Boston University

Application Deadline: March
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: July
Eligibility: ages 15-18
Location: Boston, MA

Pre-College Summer Program
New Hampshire Institute of Art

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: July
Eligibility: ages 15-19
Location: Manchester, NH

Pre-College Program
Lesley University College of Art & Design

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

Art & Design Portfolio Building Course
Champlain College

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

Pre-College Program
Corcoran College of Art & Design

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

Lyme Pre-College Academy
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Duration: each class is 5 consecutive days
Dates:
varies according to each class
Eligibility: high school students
Location: Old Lyme, CT

Young Artist Programs
Delaware College of Art & Design

Application Deadline: June
Duration: varies
Eligibility: high school students
Location: Wilmington, DE

Pre-College Program
Suffolk University

Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: July- August
Eligibility: ages
Location: Boston, MA

Summer Immersive Workshops
Montserrat College of Art

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

Pre-College Program
Maine College of Art

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

Pennsylvania

Summer Institute
University of the Arts

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

Art:  Summer at Penn
University of Pennsylvania

Application Deadline:  
Duration: 4 weeks
Eligibility: grades 9-12
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Summer Pre-College Art
Carnegie Mellon University

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

Summer Academy 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

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

Summer Art & Design Institute
Moore College of Art & Design

Application Deadline: June
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
July -August
Eligibility: grades 10-12
Location:  Phildelphia, PA

New York

Summer Art Intensive
The Cooper Union

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: July – August
Eligibility: ages 15-18
Location: New York, NY

Pre-College Academy
Parsons School of Design

Application Deadline: rolling
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: August
Eligibility: grades 9-12
Location: New York, NY

Pre-College Program
Pratt Institute

Application Deadline: March
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: 
July
Eligibility: ages 16-18
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pre-College Program
School of Visual Arts

Application Deadline: July
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
July
Eligibility: ages 14-18
Location: New York, NY

Pre-College Program
Maryland Institute College of Art

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
June -July
Eligibility: sophomores & juniors
Location: Baltimore, MD

Pre-College Program
Fashion Institute of Technology

Application Deadline: June
Duration: varies
Dates:
varies
Eligibility: grades 9-12
Location: New York, NY

Pre-College Art Program
Molloy College

Duration: 5 weeks
Dates:  July-August
Eligibility: high school students
Location:  Rockville Centre, NY

Summer Art for Pre-College Students
Skidmore College

Application Deadline: rolling
Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: July-August
Eligibility: grades 10-12
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Portfolio Preparation for College Bound Students
Alfred University

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 4 days
Dates:
July 9
Eligibility: grades 10-12
Location: Alfred, NY

Summer College
Cornell University

Duration: 2 weeks
Dates:
varies
Eligibility: high school students
Location: Ithaca, NY

South

Pre-College Summer Intensive
Virginia Commonwealth University

Application Deadline: March
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
July
Eligibility:  grades 9-12
Location: Richmond, VA

Pre-College Program
Ringling College of Art + Design

Application Deadline: rolling
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
June -July
Eligibility: ages 16-18
Location: Sarasota, FL

Visual Arts Summer Intensive
University of North Carolina

Application Deadline: 
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
June -July
Eligibility: ages 14-18
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Pre-College ArtLab
Kansas City Art Institute

Application Deadline: May
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
July
Eligibility: grades 9-12
Location: Kansas City, MO

Midwest

Early College Program
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Application Deadline: varies
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
varies
Eligibility: ages 15-18
Location: Chicago, IL

Pre-College Summer Program
Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates:
July
Eligibility: grades 10-12
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Summer Residential Studios
University of Michigan

Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: July 9
Eligibility: grades 9-11
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pre-College Program
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

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

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

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

West Coast

Summer of Art
Otis College of Art & Design

Application Deadline: June
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
July
Eligibility: ages 15 + older
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Pre-College Program
San Francisco Art Institute

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

Art Summer Institute
University of CA, Los Angeles

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

Summer Arts Institute
Stanford University

Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: varies
Eligibility: ages 14-17
Location: Stanford, CA

Pre-College Program
California College of the Arts

Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:
July-August
Eligibility: grades 9-12
Location: Pasadena, CA

Pre-College Program
Cornish College of the Arts

Application Deadline: April
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: varies
Eligibility: ages 14-18
Location: Seattle, WA

Pre-College Program
Laguna College of Art & Design

Duration: 5 weeks
Eligibility: high school students
Location: Laguna Beach, CA

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