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Pre-College courses are designed to challenge high school students at all levels of artistic experience. You may choose to try something new or explore in greater depth a discipline in which they are already interested.

Class enrollment ranges from 12 to 18 students.

Course Times

Program runs from June 25–July 20

Some courses take place Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch break); other courses are paired with a complementary discipline, each meeting for half the day.


The Pre-College faculty members (most are part CCA's degree faculty) are dedicated and highly accomplished artists, architects, designers, and writers who are interested in sharing their professional insights and experiences.

Students work on animation
Student and instructor work on architecture project
Ceramics glazes on a shelf
A students' hands resting on a paper
Young female student works on drawing on the floor
Young female student in studio
Fashion Design student works on aproject
Film students work on a set
Graphic Design students meet with instructor
Stuents affix illustrations to the wall
Industrial design work on exhibition
Young female student inspects fabric options
Students paint in the studio
Two students review photography
Sculpture pieces on exhibiton