Pre-College Studio Intensive: Illustration and Graphic Design

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. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch. / Materials fee of $40 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 15–18. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies here.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Mac OS X. Drawing skills and experience with the Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are helpful, but not required.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work. Please bring a packed lunch each day.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: July 17

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings: Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

Questions? Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

SE 1504 SU19
Date Start: 
Monday, July 22, 2019
Date End: 
Friday, July 26, 2019
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m
Main Building, Room 430 (morning) Main Building, Room 331 (afternoon)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 15–18
Days of Week: 
Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18
Pre-College Studio Intensive
Illustration and Comic Art
Graphic and Web Design
Drawing skills and experience with the Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are helpful, but not required.