The Pre-College Summer Session is a three-week, studio-intensive, residential program developed to provide high school juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates the chance to complete rigorous coursework and learn the critical skills to prepare them for college. Students are able to choose their own major amongst four: Graphic Design, Comic Art, Painting, or Digital Photography. Graduates of the program leave with three college credits and the confidence and experience necessary for any aspiring art student.
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) gives high school students who are Minnesota residents the opportunity to take courses at colleges and universities while still attending high school. You do not have to pay tuition as the program is funded in part by the State of Minnesota.
Enrollment must occur during your senior year and you may attend fall or spring semesters. High school seniors who live more than fifty miles from MCAD may apply to take classes through the online PSEO program. MCAD allows PSEO students to take one course per semester for two semesters for a total of six credits. These credits are transferable to the BFA or BSc degree programs.