Carnegie Mellon University

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMU Pre-College residential and in-person instruction has been canceled for summer 2020. 

Please visit each Pre-College academic program to see if online learning opportunities will be made available for any of our programs this summer.

All application fees and deposits that we have received to date will be refunded in full. 

Explore Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College programs and discover yourself this summer.

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Architecture

Explore the field of architecture through classroom and studio-based education. Students will gain architectural experience within the studio, supported by integrated coursework in analog drawing, digital media, seminars and workshops.

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Art

Hone your craft in this studio-based program. Students will participate in challenging courses, critique, workshops, portfolio development, and enjoy energetic interaction with dedicated faculty and talented peers.

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Computational Biology

Biological and medical research have become fully fledged computational disciplines. Students receive training in cutting-edge laboratory experiments to generate biological data as well as conduct the computational analysis of data that these experiments generate.

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Design

Design has never been in greater demand than it is now. Students will be introduced to the discipline of Design. Students will receive a foundation of skills through studio learning, lectures, critiques, and interactions with full-time faculty.

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Drama

Build your audition repertoire and portfolio in our Pre-College Drama program. Students will work with nationally acclaimed Acting, Music Theater, or Design/Production faculty to prepare for college admission. 

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Music

Refine your music skillset with talented peers and faculty. Students participate in a conservatory-style curriculum and experience life within a research university. Students engage in lessons and coaching that will help them prepare appropriate repertoire for undergraduate auditions.

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National High School Game Academy

NHSGA allows students an opportunity to learn the modern video game development process through art, music, design, and programming. Students participate in hands-on exercises, lectures, and discussion in this team-oriented experience.

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Summer Academy for Math and Science

SAMS provides students from underrepresented communities an opportunity to explore STEM-related disciplines and earn college credit. Students engage in a rigorous curriculum comprised of courses, seminars, hands on projects and professional/academic development workshops taught by faculty and staff.

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Summer Session

Earn college credit in this rigorous academic experience that mirrors the Carnegie Mellon University education. Students can choose from approximately 40 course offerings.

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Writing & Culture

In a rapidly changing world in which empathetic, deep thinkers are greatly needed, the Pre-College Writing & Culture Program explores writing and culture at the intersections of the humanities, arts, and technology.