Pre-College Art Experience Program - Summer Semester

What is the Summer Pre-College Art Experience?

  • A four to six week intensive program offering up to three classes either online or in San Francisco
  • Get a glimpse into college life, meet other young artists and explore a variety of art & design fields
  • Students must be entering high school as a sophomore, junior or senior year in the fall

Note: 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 2018 are not eligible for the Summer 2018 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.

Upcoming Program Dates: Summer 2018

Onsite Students
June 29 - 30, 2018Move In Days*
(Housing Students)
June 30, 2018PCAE Prep Day**
(Non-Housing New Student Orientation)
July 2, 2018First Class Session
July 4, 2018No Class - 4th of July Holiday
July 8, 2018Last Day to Apply/Drop/Change class schedule
July 26, 2018Last Class Session
July 28, 2018Final Exhibition
July 28, 2018Hall Closing (Move Out)
*Move In between 9am-5pm, Dinner with Housing at 5pm, 6:30pm Orientation.
**Prep-Day Mandatory for all new/1st time onsite students who are not in Housing.
Online Students
June 22, 2018Student Portal Walkthrough*
June 25 - 29, 2018Online Orientation - Sample Class**
July 2 - 3, 2018First Class Session
July 4, 2018No Class - 4th of July Holiday
July 8, 2018Last Day to Add/Drop/Change class schedule
August 9 - 11, 2018Last Class Session
August 11, 2018Submit work to PCAEDAILY***

*Video Guide For Students enrolled in at least 1 online class
**For First Time Students (duration: 1 hour)
***Online students may submit art work to to be showcased on our Pre-College Blog

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

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