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 2018

Onsite Students
September 29, 2018PCAE Prep Day*
October 6, 2018First Class Session
October 13, 2018Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
November 10, 2018Last Class Session
November 17, 2018Final Exhibition

*Mandatory for First Time Onsite students

Online Students
September 28, 2018PCAE Student Portal Video Guide*
October 1 - 5, 2018PCAE Online Orientation**
October 6, 2018First Class Session Opens
October 13, 2018Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
November 16, 2018Last Class Session Closes
November 17, 2018Submit 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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