Summer Pre-College Program

Spend your summer at VCUarts!

The Summer Pre-College Program at VCUarts is a three-week residency program that offers rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to take one non-credit course at VCUarts and explore your interests in the arts. Students study with VCUarts faculty while developing their skills. In this program, you will collaborate with other young creatives from across the country and around the world.

Students will participate in supervised activities outside the classroom. In the past, students have toured museums, visited shopping districts, enjoyed outdoor green spaces, and more.

Program dates: July 7 – 26, 2024

At this time, we do not offer VCU credit for Summer Pre-College Program courses.

Summer 2024 program

About VCUarts

We are a top-ranked art and design school housed within Virginia Commonwealth University—a pioneering public research institution in the heart of historic Richmond, Virginia. We are a place where artists are at the center of innovative thought, where they’re creating work that feeds the soul and serves society.

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