Pre-College program

Want to get creative and experience a slice of university life this summer? You’ve come to the right place.

Post-Secondary Credit Course

July 5 - 30, 2021

Pre-College will be offered online in the summer of 2021. 

Pre-College Online Gallery

Curious about pursuing a degree here at AUArts? Get a feel for the life of our students with Pre-College, a 4-week intensive summer program where you can develop your portfolio and earn 3-credits towards your post-secondary education.

Due to Covid-19, Pre-College is being offered virtually, however, it provides an opportunity to learn practice working independently with flexibility, and build a purposeful connection with your peer group through rigorous and interactive projects and discussions.

Alberta University of the Arts Pre-College Program

Why Pre-College? We're glad you asked.
Besides immersing yourself in art and design, you will:

Build Your Portfolio

During the program, you will have a chance to build an awesome portfolio, engage in critiques, and utilize feedback to actively improve your work.  You will finish the program with a solid, varied portfolio that will prove impressive for post-secondary admissions and bursary applications.

Prepare for University

The Pre-College Program is your chance to experience what post-secondary life is like. You’ll participate in university-level studio classes under the mentorship of professional artists and designers. Students who participate in this program are more prepared for the transition into post-secondary studies. 

Earn Credits

The Pre-College Program is a credited First Years Studies studio elective, which means you will earn three credits toward an undergraduate degree. These credits are recognized at any art and design school across North America, giving you a head start on any program you choose.

Join a Community

Over the course of the month, you will meet other young people who are just as interested in art and design as you are. Many students who take Pre-College forge a special bond that carries them through their entire undergraduate degree at AUArts. In just one month, you may form friendships that last a lifetime. 

This program is also recognized by other art schools, and credits are transferable.

For more information please contact the Continuing Education office by email