Pre-College Art Experience Program - Spring Semester

What is the Spring 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.

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

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Upcoming Program Dates for Spring 2019

Onsite Students
February 16, 2019PCAE Prep Day*
February 23, 2019First Class Session
March 2, 2019Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
March 30, 2019Last Class Session
April 6, 2019Final Exhibition

*Prep-Day Mandatory for all First Time Onsite students.

Online Students
February 15, 2019PCAE Student Portal Video Guide*
February 18-22, 2019PCAE Online Orientation**
February 23, 2019First Class Session Opens
March 2, 2019Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
April 12, 2019Last Class Session Closes
April 13, 2019Submit Work to PCAE Website ***

*Mandatory for First Time Online students.
**Mandatory for First Time Online students
***Online students may submit art work via email to be showcased on our Facebook and our Instagram.

Summer & Fall Semesters


  • Students staying in campus housing must take three 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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