Pre-College Programs

BFA Preview

Summer Pre-College Studio for grades 9-11

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 U-M campus, make work in their own studio, and have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Under the guidance of Stamps faculty and staff, you’ll immerse yourself in studio work exploring both traditional and experimental media to produce a variety of projects. Students enhance what they are learning in the studio through field trips to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, and the Detroit Institute of Art.

In addition to studio classes, students will learn about the college admission process, career opportunities, and how to create a competitive portfolio. BFA Preview students will gain a more sophisticated understanding of creative practice and develop a more diverse portfolio. To conclude the program, participants mount an exhibition of their work and host a reception for friends and family.

Dates: July 9 - 29, 2017
Cost: $3000
Financial aid available to students who qualify

BFA Preview: How to Apply

Start your application today →

Go to Slideroom to start your application. Once your SlideRoom account has been created, click "Start a new Submission", and select Pre-College Studios 2017. You will be asked to fill out application questions and upload the following:

  1. A representative portfolio containing 5 - 8 images of your original work.  All images must be identified by title, date, medium, size, and other appropriate information.
  2. A high school transcript.
  3. If applying for a need-based scholarship: enclose a copy of your family’s most recent tax return, along with any other supporting documentation (such as: proof of unemployment, an AFDC medical card, or a statement of need from your high school counselor).

You'll also need to ask an art teacher to write a recommendation using Slideroom's online system.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Pre-College Programs staff by email or call (734) 764-0397.