Pre-College Studio Intensive: Digital Photography and Filmmaking

This class 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. / Facilities fee of $40 and materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition.

What to Bring: Digital camera such as a point-and-shoot or Digital SLR camera (no cell phone cameras, please) memory card (4GB or more); packed lunch. 

Registration for this class will close on Friday, August 1 at 3:00 p.m.

About Our Precollege Studio Intensives

Week-long Studio Intensives are designed to give high school students ages 15-18 a chance to explore a college-like curriculum in rigorous sessions. Each section introduces topics and processes that MCAD students study while pursuing their undergraduate degrees. Students receive one college credit for successfully completing both classes in a section.

Please note: This is a (1) credit-class. All students registering must take this class for credit. Credits are accepted by other institutions on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed by MCAD. It is recommended that students save syllabi and all evidence of their work.

Students who successfully complete a Summer Studio Intensive will receive an MCAD undergraduate application fee waiver (value: $50)!

Students must be fifteen years, and not older than eighteen years of age, on the first day of class. View complete policies here.

Class Savings

/ Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day, same-family registrations only)


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765. 

Course Details

Course Number: SE 1500 03
Dates: Aug. 4 – Aug. 8
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a half-hour unsupervised lunch)
N. Lewis/E. Johnson
Main Building Room 230
Non-Credit Tuition: $650.00
1 Credit Tuition: $650.00

Registration Details