I’m all about soaking up summer’s warmth and long leisurely days. To me, they are the best. However, summer is also a great time to get out and explore. It’s meant for traveling (touring a college or two), and for building up your artistic teen’s skills outside of the walls of high school. That’s why I highly recommend pre-college summer art programs.
Pre-college programs provide the chance for aspiring artists and designers to:
- Sharpen their skills,
- Enhance their portfolio,
- Explore new mediums,
- Gain a fresh perspective,
- Meet other teens with similar aspirations, and
- Get a real taste of campus life.
That’s a lot!
Residential and commuter programs take place across the country, typically lasting from one – six weeks. Consider those in your neighborhood or out-of-town for that first “living on campus” experience. You know; dorm food, roommates, etc.
Make sure to inquire about earned college credit when its application time. Here’s a wide mix to get you started on your search:
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
RIT College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester, NY
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Email: DAAPCamps@uc.edu for deadlines and information