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San Francisco Art Institute PreCollege Program

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day
  • Age of Campers: 15 - 18
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Accreditations: 2

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At the San Francisco Art Institute’s PreCollege Program, you will be immersed in a world of making art. A five-week, six-college-credit course of study for artists who have completed the tenth grade but haven’t yet started college, the program introduces participants to what it’s like to be in art school—to the broad range of techniques, concepts, and debates that make up the contemporary art scene.

Here, you’ll study with practicing artists (most of whom teach in SFAI’s undergraduate program), experiment with new media, and meet other students who—like you—are driven to create. You’ll also visit museums, exhibit your work, and develop a portfolio that will help further your artistic and educational goals. All of this takes place in beautiful San Francisco—a city full of activity and inspiration.


The PreCollege Program offers participants a well-rounded, introductory course of study and an experience comparable to that of first-year Bachelor of Fine Arts students at SFAI.

Students choose two core studio courses (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) that meet for three hours each, Monday through Thursday.


An exciting range of workshops and all-student activities fill Fridays during PreCollege, enabling you to meet new students, work with a range of faculty, explore the Bay Area art scene, and more.


2014 Dates: June 22-July 25


Courses offered:

·         Expressive Line and  Life Drawing

·         Painting and  Permuations

·         Screenprinting

·         Experimental Cinema

·         Installation Art

·         Black & White Photography

·         Color Digital Photography

·         Digital Animation

·         Sculptural Forms: Hand-Building and Materiality


Applications are accepted beginning January 1, 2014. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. International students and scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2014.


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