Continuing Education . Pre-College
Attend one or both sessions
Session 1: July 8-July 20, 2018
Session 2: July 22-August 3, 2018
Sharpen your artistic skills. Experiment with new media. Build your portfolio. And focus on your art at Cleveland Institute of Art's Pre-College Program. During this two- or four-week residential program, you'll use the tools and processes available only to our students and experience the life of an art student at a premier college of art and design.
Alongside other students entering grades 10–12, you will:
The two-week long experience fee of $2,500 includes tuition, college credits, room and board (double occupancy), all meals, materials, access to facilities, and all activities.
The four-week long experience will include all of the above for two back-to-back courses with a fee of $5,000.
The two-week long experience fee of $2,000 includes tuition, college credits, lunch and dinner daily, materials, access to facilities, and all activities.
The four-week long experience will include all of the above for two back-to-back courses with a fee of $4,000.
Some financial assistance also available. Visit our scholarship section to find more information.
Students choose which session(s) they'd like to attend, and then choose one area of focus within their preferred session(s).
Applications are accepted through May 1, 2018. Here’s a look at what you’ll need:
International students will need to submit additional materials, including:
*CIA is a NASAD accredited school, and the courses in the Summer Pre-College program have been approved by faculty as credit bearing courses. At CIA these credits would replace a required elective course during your freshman year. The application of credit from coursework taken at CIA is based on how the incoming college assesses those credits. CIA can provide some supplemental materials to support the credit bearing nature of these courses upon request. Cleveland Institute of Art accepts up to six Pre-College credits maximum applied during a student's first year in the undergraduate program. Students should check with their intended school on their credit transfer policies.
CIA’s Pre-College program is supported in part through the generosity of General Motors.
Between each summer Pre-College Program is a full year of continuing education courses that can help you build your portfolio or experiment with new media. Take a look at our Adult + Young Artists catalog.