Academy of Art University’s free Pre-College Art & Design Experience (PCADE) is for every high school student who wants to take a deep dive into their own creative universe. Study animation, game design, fashion, fine art, photography, filmmaking, and much more.
We’ve designed our college-level courses for high school students new to art and design, and for those who want to take their skills to the next level. You will collaborate with other artists and make new friends in an environment that embraces what is unique about you.
Your PCADE experience can be on campus in San Francisco or online—anywhere in the world, on your schedule, in your time zone. Or combine the best of both worlds and join our on-campus classes in real-time via Zoom as a participant from your home, wherever you live.