Pre-College Art Experience

The Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) is a dual-scholarship program in which students can earn scholarship dollars by taking no-tuition pre-college classes at the Academy.

Current high school students can take art and design courses at Academy of Art through an Academy-funded scholarship that covers application fees and tuition costs. In addition, students who pass their PCAE classes earn scholarship dollars towards future undergraduate studies at the Academy. It is a great way to get a head start on your university education, build your professional portfolio, and explore a variety of art and design fields. Kick start your future—apply to the PCAE today.

About Pre-College

High school students can get a taste of what it’s like being a student at the Academy of Art University. Learn more about the Summer PCAE program.

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Since 2002, we have helped thousands of online art students from all over the world realize their professional and creative ambitions. Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Take full or part-time classes. Let nothing stand in your way of pursuing your creative goals.

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