Programs for High School Students

Accelerate your preparation for a career as an artist or designer by studying at MICA. Spend your summer or time after school releasing your creativity by doing what you love at the home of one of America's top two studio arts programs, as ranked by Parade magazine. Build your portfolio, learn more about college admissions, or even travel internationally. Earn college credit that will give you a head start up your professional path.

Portfolio Prep

Portfolio Preparation Courses

Students in grades 9-12 can bolster their portfolios while learning about new areas of art and design, or gain more experience in one they love. Students 16 and above can apply to earn college credit.

Current course areas (through April 2011):

  • Developing Your Art Portfolio
  • Drawing
  • Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop
  • Painting

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Summ er Pre-CollegeSummer Pre-College

Immerse yourself in your passion for creativity this summer. Join the community of young artists and designers learning from MICA faculty members and visiting working creative professionals. You'll learn what it takes to create a great portfolio for your college application and what to do to prepare for college- all while expanding your artistic and intellectual horizons and push yourself to a new level of potential.

It's one of the most unique and challenging programs of its kind in the country.

You can earn up to 3 college credits, and travel to the world's centers of art and design: New York, Washington, DC, and/or Tuscany, Italy, the birthplace of the renaissance.

How's that for a summer vacation?

Study and work in a broad spectrum of media:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Gaming/ Animation
  • Video
  • Fiber/ Fashion
  • Ceramics
  • Product Design

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