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CCA Pre-College Program

Last updated on Mar 14, 2023

Immerse yourself in an inspiring, creative community.

Make friends. Make art.

Applications are still open!!

In-Person Offerings

At CCA’s Pre-College Program, you’ll join a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers who share your passion for art and design. The program is open to all interested participants, those with little art and design experience and those with advanced skills.

We offer housing as well as meal plans for residential and commuter students.

Participants will have the opportunity to take studio-focused, college-level courses to help push beyond concepts to portfolio-ready pieces while earning 3 college credits.

We are still accepting applications!


July 6-August 2, 2023 (4 weeks)

Animation 2D/3D; Architecture; Comics; Ceramics; Fashion Design; Film; Graphic Design; Illustration & Drawing; Industrial Design; Interior Design; Jewelry/Metal Arts; Painting & Drawing; Photography; Sculpture

Our setting is the CCA San Francisco campus. Our backdrop is the San Francisco Bay Area, home to tech companies, world-class museums, and a dynamic ecosystem of artists, designers, and creatives from across the globe.

Online offerings, for students who wish to join us virtually.

These studios meet virtually 9 am to 3 pm PST Monday through Friday.

June 26-July 28, 2023 (5 weeks)

We are still accepting applications!

Animation 2D/3D; Comics; Fashion Design & Illustration; Game Design


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in art and design school? This is your time to grow as an individual and take your artwork to the next level!


The program is designed for students who will have just completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school by summer 2023.

Students must be at least 15 by July 2023 and not older than 18 to attend.

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