I attended CCA's Pre-College program after my sophomore year of high school. I hadn't taken any real art classes at that point, but had begun to be interested in graphic design on my own.
A CCA counselor at a college fair told me about the Pre-College program and encouraged me to apply. She said that there were scholarships. I was excited to get a full scholarship to attend the program! I lived in San Francisco, so I commuted on BART.
I remember that it was such a dynamic environment—meeting people from all over the country and at different levels of high school; I was a sophomore. Others were juniors and seniors.
My teachers were amazing and held us to a high standard. I enjoyed going to the workshops and activities in the evenings after class. I really liked the people around me. Pre-College definitely made me want to come to CCA when I graduated from high school.
Right now I am a sophomore at CCA. Even though I loved the Pre-College graphic design program, I decided to become a Community Arts major. This summer I am hoping to attend CCA's summer study abroad course to El Salvador. I am half Salvadorian and my Art and Society teacher is really inspiring to be around.
I don't know what the future holds for me, but attending CCA's Pre-College program definitely motivated me to get serious about studying art.
Lowell High School
summer 2005/2006: Graphic Design / Drawing & Printmaking
BFA Candidate, Community Arts
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