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Pre-College and Prep

VCUarts offers a number of programs for students in grades K-12 and beyond.

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Pre-College Summer Intensive

We’re committed to helping you grow as artists, designers and to learn innovative technologies to understand the type of career you can have.

Our summer 2021 virtual programs will be announced in late January to include building your portfolio in the fine arts and design, fashion merchandising, creative coding, mobile app design, video game design and more.

The pre-college summer program will be offered July 6 to July 31, 2021 in two sessions over four weeks. This program is for students who will be rising sophomores or rising juniors in the summer of 2021.

Session I: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Session II: 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Program Fee: $1,000 per session

Sign up to receive announcements about application requirements, final programs to be offered and important dates to register.

Limited need-based scholarships (full and partial) will be considered.

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Creative Arts Day Camp

Children in grades K-9 get experience in sculpture, digital media, printmaking, painting, drawing, bookmaking, fibers and more.

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Music Pre-college Programs

The Department of Music regularly hosts events for middle and high school students and their families.