Discover Pre-College Programs at DCAD

Students at Pre-College

Fuel Your Passion Before College

Summer 2023 – Registration is Now Open…

DCAD’s Pre-College Programs are designed for rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in pursuing an art and design education.

Through a variety of workshops, courses, and other events designed specifically for teens, you will have an opportunity to learn what it’s like to study art in higher education, further your practice, and discover some of the many career options you can pursue.

Whether you plan on applying to an art and design college, are looking to hone your skills and craft, or if you simply want to try something new, Pre-College programs are the opportunity you’re looking for!

Registration for DCAD’s popular summer one or two week-long Pre-College Immersive Program for High School Students is now open! Visit our Eventbrite page for information and to register. Space is limited.



Scholarships are available for all Pre-College courses, workshops, and the summer immersive program. Please contact [email protected] to request a scholarship application form.