Summer Pre-College Studio Intensives Ages 15-18

Inspired by our three-week Pre-college Summer  Session, these courses are designed to give high school students a chance to explore a college-like curriculum in intensive, one-week sessions, exploring topics and processes that MCAD students study while pursuing their undergraduate degrees.

Students receive one college credit for completing each course in a section successfully. If later accepted into MCAD's degree program, this credit would count as a general elective toward the student's degree.

Note: We are unable to make any exceptions to the stated age limits for these classes. Thank you for your understanding. 

This class focuses on the Fine Arts division, highlighting the majors of drawing and painting. Students will work in MCAD's professional and expansive drawing and painting classrooms to hone their skills and define their creative vision. Using traditional drawing and painting media, teens will get the chance to explore the wide range of techniques used by fine artists today. Participants will work from observation to add advanced work to their portfolios. / Professional nude models may be used in this class. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 18 - Jul 22
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with an unsupervised 30-minute lunch)
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This intensive focuses on the Media Arts division, highlighting the majors of Photography and Filmmaking. Students will work in MCAD studios and labs to hone their technical skills and define their point of view. Participants will create advanced projects in both digital photography and filmmaking and build their media arts portfolios using the same state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that MCAD degree-seeking students use. / Students will have a 30 minute campis-based unsupervised lunch. / Facilities fee of $40 and materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Aug 1 - Aug 5
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with an unsupervised 30-minute lunch)
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In this week-long Intensive, high school students will explore the majors of graphic design and illustration. Graphic design and illustration are used in tandem to convey concepts and communicate ideas. Students who excel in both areas of study are some of the most sought- after in the design world. Using traditional methods along with the latest software, teens will get the chance to work on real-world projects similar to those given to designers and illustrators today. Participants will also work hands-on to create work that will add depth and variety to their portfolios.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 25 - Jul 29
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with an unsupervised 30-minute lunch)
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Produce your own prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio. This week-long workshop for teens will include demonstrations of relief, embossing, collagraph, and monotype printmaking techniques. Learn how to carve linoblocks, including a multi-color reduction plate; try drypoint on plexiglass; experiment with embossing, chine-coll_, and collagraph printing; and discover the monotype process, including how to print by hand and with a press. Non-toxic, water-based inks will be used. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 11 - Jul 15
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with an unsupervised 30-minute lunch)
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