Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Programs

Spring & summer programs for high school students interested in art and design. Apply now.

2017 Stamps Pre-college Programs include non-residential, afternoon Spring Portfolio Intensive courses and two and three-week Summer Residential Studios. More than just art camp, our programs offer portfolio-building courses in art and design, training from Stamps faculty, and an up-close look at life on the campus of the University of Michigan. Learn more below, and start your application today.

Spring Portfolio Intensives

Drawing for Artists & Designers

Spring Portfolio Intensive for grades 9-12 / May 1 - June 14, 2017

The ability to draw is essential for all practicing artists and designers. In Portfolio Intensive: Drawing for Artists & Designers, students will learn drawing concepts fundamental to contemporary art and design practice. Our participants… Read More >

Sculpture/3D Design

Spring Portfolio Intensive for grades 9-12 / May 2 - June 15, 2017

Looking to stand out from the crowd? Adding 3D work to your portfolio can help! Students in Portfolio Intensive: Sculpture/3D Design will explore the fundamentals of form and space. Students will gain hands-on experience experimenting with… Read More >

Summer Residential Studios

BFA Preview

3-Week Summer Residential Studio for grades 9-11 / July 9 - 29, 2017

What is it like to earn a BFA degree at a world-class university? BFA Preview gives you a glimpse! BFA Preview is a three-week residential studio for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Our students live on the historic… Read More >

Portfolio Prep

2-Week Summer Residential Studio for grades 9-11 / July 30 - August 12, 2017

Portfolio Prep is a two-week residential studio for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Through integrative studio classes, students will gain firsthand knowledge about the college admission process and learn about the… Read More >