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.

Visit the SATURDAY & SUMMER program pages for a list of current classes and how to register.


  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Animation
  • Soft Art
  • Digital Video + Performance
  • Print Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Figure Drawing (live / nude models)
  • Industrial Design
  • workshops and field trips covering a wide varity of topics and skills

Life Models: The pre-college curriculum is meant to very closely mirror the first-year undergraduate program of study in Carnegie Mellon’s School of art. Our course work often requires that students work from nude models in classes such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. We expect all students to be respectful of one another, their instructors, and the models themselves in these instances. If a student is unable to participate in class because of nude models, it is their responsibility to approach the instructor ahead of time and receive an alternative assignment.

Attendance & Evaluation - Saturday & Summer Programs

APPLY 2016-17

FALL 2016 Deadline

September 30

SPRING 2017 Deadline

February 17



Inquiries? Contact

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

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