Pre-College Art Experience Program - Fall Semester

What is the Fall Pre-College Art Experience?

  • A seven-week intensive program offers up to two classes either 1 online and 1 onsite in San Francisco or 2 online.
  • Get a glimpse into university life, meet other young artists, and explore a variety of art and design fields
  • All onsite classes are held on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in high school at the time of the program

Note: Students staying in campus housing must take four on-campus classes (only available in summer). Additional fees apply.


  • Students must be currently enrolled in High School. High School seniors graduating in 2019 are not eligible for the Summer 2019 Pre-College Art Experience program but are welcome to apply to undergraduate programs.
  • While international High School students cannot take onsite classes, we welcome them to participate in our online Pre-College Art Experience.

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Upcoming Program Dates for Fall 2019

Onsite Students

Saturday, September 28, 2019PCAE Prep Day*
Saturday, October 5, 2019First Class Session
Saturday, October 12, 2019Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Saturday, November 9, 2019Last Class Session
Saturday, November 16, 2019Final Exhibition
*Mandatory for First Time Onsite students

Online Students
Friday, September 27, 2019PCAE Student Portal Video Guide*
Monday-Friday, September 30 - October 4, 2019PCAE Online Orientation**
Saturday, October 5, 2019First Class Session Opens
Saturday, October 12, 2019Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Friday, November 15, 2019Last Class Session Closes
Saturday, November 16, 2019Submit Work to PCAE Website ***

*Video Guide for Students enrolled in at least 1 online class
**Mandatory for First Time Online students (duration: 1 hour)
***Online students may submit art work via email to be showcased on our Facebook and our Instagram

Get a head start on your arts education with our fall pre-college program.

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