Pre-College Programs

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Pre-College Summer Session

This three-week, studio-intensive, residential program provides high school sophomores through seniors the opportunity to complete rigorous coursework and learn critical skills to prepare them for college. Students leave with three college credits and the confidence and experience necessary for any aspiring art student.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)

This Minnesota program gives high school seniors the opportunity to take courses at colleges and universities while still attending high school.

Students who live more than fifty miles from MCAD may apply to take classes online. MCAD allows PSEO students to take one three-credit course per semester for up to two semesters. These credits are transferable to MCAD's BFA and BSc degree programs.

Summer Studio Intensives

Week-long intensive teen art and design classes provide high school students the opportunity to explore a college-like curriculum in paired topics such as drawing and painting, graphic design and illustration, and filmmaking and digital photography.