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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College . Courses 

Pre-College Courses

Students choose one area of study and earn three college credits for each session they attend.

Pre-College courses cover all 15 of CIA’s majors, and course selection is an important part of the application, where you will select your first, second, and third choice. 

Students choose which session(s) they'd like to attend, and then choose one area of focus within their preferred session(s).


Session 1: July 8 – July 20

Session 2: July 22 – August 3


Completed applications will be reviewed after the May 1 deadline, and students will be notified of admission decisions by May 14 through email. If accepted, students will receive an emailed confirmation packet to complete. The confirmation packet will contain important forms that must be reviewed and returned to us, along with a tuition payment and housing deposit by June 15, 2018.

College Credit

Participating students earn three college credits for satisfactorily completing their chosen two-week Pre-College Program. A maximum of 6 college credits can be earned.

Performance level will be assigned by the program instructors and indicated by a letter grade ranging from A to F. This grade will be based on student participation and attendance, and will appear on the student’s transcript for CIA.

Studio time will include mandatory life drawing classes. Parents should be aware that nude models will be utilized for life drawing classes; a permission slip will be included in the packet of materials sent upon acceptance.


CIA reserves the right to cancel a Pre-College class due to low enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. If you are registered for a class that is canceled, you will be moved into your next-choice per available space. Decisions on class cancellations will be made by June 15, 2018.

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