The Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) at Academy of Art University is a tuition-FREE art and design education program for high school students. It’s a great opportunity to jump-start your art and design education while earning money toward your college degree. You can take the pre-college program on our campus in San Francisco or online year-round.
Explore your future, gain confidence in your creative abilities, and have the time of your life as an art and design student at Academy of Art University.
You’ll work in a collaborative environment with faculty members who are practicing artists, designers, authors, and entrepreneurs themselves. You’ll also learn from other creative, highly motivated high school students from around the world who will challenge, inspire, and encourage you to push your limits and produce your best work.