How To Apply: Pre-College

The Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) is a great way for current high school students to get a glimpse into university life, meet other young artists, and explore a variety of art and design fields.

This dual-scholarship program gives high school students the opportunity to take art and design courses through a scholarship that covers application fees and tuition costs. At the same time, students can earn scholarship dollars towards future undergraduate studies at Academy of Art University.

Ready to kick start your future? Apply to the Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) Program today.

Apply For PCAE

Basic Admissions Information

You must be in high school for the duration of the program.

All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Students can take a maximum of two classes—one online and one on campus, or two online. (All on campus classes run from 12:00 pm – 3:50 pm, Saturdays).

Pre-College Art Experience students can take a maximum of four classes, either on campus or online.

Complete Your Application

Complete your application to get started with our PCAE program.

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