Pre-College-School of Art - Carnegie Mellon University


The Pre-College Art Program at Carnegie Mellon University provides a rich and exciting opportunity for high school students to develop their artistic skills, ideas, and portfolios for college admission.

Working and socializing in a diverse and dynamic community of artist peers with an established professional faculty, students gain a preview of undergraduate campus life in a creative environment.


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SESSION 1: July 1 - July 19, 2013 (no class July 4)

Open Studios: MW 6:30-9:30pm CFA 304, CFA 313, CFA 318 | TR 6:30pm-9:30pm MM A6, DH B302
Field Trips: July 5, Carnegie Museum of Art, 1pm | July 12, The Andy Warhol Museum, 1:30pm
Portfolio Reviews: July 17, 6:30-9:30pm, School of Art, CFA 303, CFA 307, CFA 310
Family Weekend: July 20, 10am, School of Design Info Session, MMA6  | 12-2pm, Art + Design Exhibition CFA  | 2pm, School of Art Info Session, CFA303

SESSION 2: July 22 - August 9, 2013

Open Studios: MW 6:30-9:30pm CFA 304, MMA6 | TR 6:30pm-9:30pm CFA 318, DH C300
Field Trips: July 26, 1:30pm, The Mattress Factory | August 2, 1:30pm, TechShop
Portfolio Reviews: August 7, 6:30-9:30pm, School of Art, CFA 303, CFA 310

Saturday Classes & Workshops (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)

Summer Classes (2013)

Saturday Program Tuition & Scholarships

Attendance, Evaluations, Faculty

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Summer 2012 Pre-College

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Saturday Program

The Saturday Art Program is run by the School of Art, and is open to Pittsburgh regional high school students from 9th-12th grade. Classes meet on CMU's campus Saturday mornings between 9:30am-12:30pm.

Summer Program

Summer Pre-College offers two 3 week terms, June-July & July-August. The program is open to high school students nationally who have completed 10th grade and are between 16-18 y/o. Students have the option to be housed on-campus in dormitories as part of their residency, or commute daily. The program is run jointly between the School of Art & School of Design, and administrated through the University. APPLY / MORE INFO

Inquiries? Contact

Elizabeth Keller
Director of Pre-College Art Programs
P: 412-268-3852
F: 412.268.7817