Save BIG on tuition by submitting your Pre-College application between February 5 - March 29.
Pre-College provides an immersive art school experience.
July 8 - August 2, 2024
Pre-College is a four-week intensive summer program where you will experience life as an AUArts student. Work alongside other talented young artists creating art, building your portfolio and earning university credits.
Pre-College provides an opportunity to practice working independently, flexibility, and building a purposeful connection with your peer group through interactive projects and discussions.
Besides immersing yourself in art and design, you will also:
Build Your Portfolio
Experiment with different mediums, tools, and techniques to build a body of work to use as your portfolio. Engage in critiques with your peers while receiving feedback from your instructor to enhance your work. Finish the month a solid, varied portfolio that will prove impressive for post-secondary admissions and bursary applications.
Prepare for University
Pre-College is your chance to experience what post-secondary life is like. Follow a university-level curriculum with studio classes under the mentorship of professional artists and designers. Preparing you for the transition into post-secondary studies and re-shaping your approach to art and design.
Pre-College is equivalent to an AUArts' first year studio elective. Which means, you will earn three credits towards your undergraduate degree and a head start on whatever program you choose.
Join a Community
Connect and work with others who share a passion for art and design. You will forge friendships and collaborative partners that will support you over Pre-College's four-weeks, across your undergraduate, and beyond. In just a month, you may form friendships that last a lifetime.
What will I do?
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Fees & tuition
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Ready to apply?
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