CMU’s Pre-College Art program helps you take your artmaking to the next level. Throughout the program, you’ll be challenged to experiment in both traditional and new media, expanding your technical skills and conceptual thinking. A team of accomplished artists teach the rigorous, college-level curriculum modeled after our undergraduate program. With small class sizes, you’ll have lots of opportunities for individual instruction and constructive feedback, providing incredible opportunities for growth.

The Pre-College program gives you a preview of both life on campus and academic study in a top-ranked art program. In addition to encouraging experimentation, the program also includes development opportunities to build a competitive portfolio for admission into leading undergraduate art programs.

We offer a three- or six-week option for both commuter and residential students. For both options, you’ll take classes Monday through Friday Thursday and participate in Friday workshops.