Pre-College | Minneapolis College of Art and Design


MCAD provides high school students the chance to learn from professional artists at one of the top art and design colleges in the Midwest. A variety of classes are available, with some having the possibility to earn college credit. Offering a transformative education open to all backgrounds, MCAD gets you ready to confidently lead and practice in an ever-evolving world.

Pre-College Classes 

Single- and multi-week classes include drawing, graphic design, painting, illustration, portfolio preparation, and more, giving young artists exposure to tools and skills necessary to succeed in high school and college.

Pre-College Summer Session

An inspiring and challenging 2-week, 3-credit, studio art and design program, open to high school students who have completed sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option 

An honors program for high school seniors in Minnesota to take courses and earn college credit, free of charge.