Many colleges and universities offer summer art camps or Pre-College programs that allow you to get a taste of what college and art at their college might be like. Check out some of these links to many fabulous program opportunities. Remember many of these programs are expensive, but the schools often offer scholarships.
UW- Green Bay: Summer Art Camp for grades 7-12
Choose to study a variety of media and techniques and live on the unique UWGB campus.
SCAD precollege and Summer Programs:
Study art in Savannah, Georgia.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design:
MCAD offers great pre-college programs in the exciting Twin Cities.
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation- Summer Seminar in Colorado. Scholarships available.
Pratt in NYC
Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute's PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD):
Fantastic Pre-College and Summer Studio Intensives are offered to students. You can commute daily or opt to live on the interesting Milwaukee Third Ward campus.
School of the Art Institute in Chicago
Study art at SAIC in the amazing Chicago Art Institute.
Rhode Island School of Design
RISD is one of the top art schools in the country. Sample a bit of the campus and more with their pre-college and summer programs.
California College of Art
For more than 25 years, CCA’s Pre-College Program has been an inspiring opportunity for high school students to study art, architecture, design or creative writing in an art school setting while earning 3 units of college credit.
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
This summer, experience one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities for young artists and designers. Collaborate with MICA expert faculty, visit working professionals, earn college credit, learn how to put together an application portfolio that stands out, and dramatically expand your creative skills. Live, learn, and socialize on campus with other creative-minded students like you from all over the world. In addition, travel to the global centers of art and design: New York, Washington, DC, and even Italy—the birthplace of the renaissance.
How's that for summer vacation?