Program Schedule

You can take Academy of Art University’s pre-college art experience program year-round. For Spring and Fall, all onsite classes are held on Saturdays. Plus, you can choose to take courses on-campus, or online. Jumpstart your college education and your career.

Spring 2023

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Onsite (Virtual Through Zoom)

Saturday, February 11, 2023PCAE Prep Day*
Saturday, February 18, 2023First Class Session
Monday, February 27, 2023Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Sunday, April 2, 2023 - Saturday, April 8, 2023Spring Break (No classes)
Saturday, March 25, 2023Last Class Session
Thursday, April 27, 2023Final Exhibition**
*Prep-Day Mandatory for all New/First Time Onsite Students
**10AM-12PM (Location TBD)

Online

Monday, February 13-Friday, February 17, 2023PCAE Online Orientation*
Saturday, February 18, 2023First Class Session Opens
Monday, February 27, 2023Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Sunday, April 2 2023 - Saturday, April 8, 2023Spring Break (No classes)
Friday, March 31, 2023Last Class Session Closes
TBDSubmit Work to PCAE Website **
*Mandatory for First Time Online students
**Academic Departments will select work for final exhibition. Please email preadmissions@academyart.edu for more information.

Summer 2023

Onsite (Virtual Through Zoom)

Monday, June 5, 2023Apply for Housing and Deposit
Saturday, June 24, 2023Move in Day* (Housing Students)
Saturday, June 24,2023PCAE Prep Day*
Monday, June 26, 2023First Class Session
Monday, July 3, 2023Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Tuesday, July 4, 20234th of July (no classes)
Friday, July 21, 2023Last Class Session
Saturday, July 22, 2023Final Exhibition (onsite)**
Saturday, July 22, 2023Hall Closing (Move Out)
*Prep-Day Mandatory for all New/First Time Onsite Students
**10AM-12PM (Location TBD)

Online

Monday-Friday, June 19-June 23, 2023PCAE Online Orientation*
Monday, June 26, 2023First Class Session Opens
Monday, July 3, 2023Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Tuesday, July 4, 20234th of July (no classes)
Saturday, August 5, 2023Last Class Session
TBDSubmit Work to PCAE Website **
Monday, August 14, 2023Final Exhibition (online)
*Mandatory for First Time Online students
**Academic Departments will select work for final exhibition. Please email preadmissions@academyart.edu for more information.


“It was the best experience of my life. I feel like that says something in and of itself. Go. Do it. It’s awesome.” —Maximilian


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