Discover Pre-College and Middle School Summer Programs

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Pre-College Summer 2024

Registration opens February 2, 2024

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Pre-College Week 1: July 22 – 26, 2024

Pre-College Week 2: July 29 – August 2, 2024

DCAD’s Pre-College Summer Program is designed for rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in pursuing an art and design education or who just want to enhance their skills.

Through our immersive one- or two-week summer program designed specifically for teens, you will have an opportunity to learn what it’s like to study art in college, further your practice, and discover some of the many career options you can pursue while having fun with other emerging creatives just like you!

Not in high school yet? DCAD is now offering a one week Middle School Camp for aspiring animators, illustrators, artists, and designers. Registration opens February 2, 2024.

Middle School Camp: July 8 – 12, 2024.

Additional information and registration for DCAD’s popular summer Pre-College Program and Middle School Camp will be available starting February 2, 2024. 



Pending availability, scholarships are typically available for DCAD’s Pre-College Immersive Program for High School Students and Middle School Camps. Application forms with be available starting February 2, 2024 pending funding.