Pre-College Programs

Portfolio Prep

Pre-College Summer Studio
For grades 9-11

Learn how to build a strong portfolio during Portfolio Prep, a two-week residential studio. Working with Stamps faculty and staff, you will learn how to create, select, and best present your work for a competitive portfolio. You'll also learn about the college admission process, career options, and the advantages of earning an art & design degree at a world-class university.

Students live on the historic U-M campus and work in studios and will be invited to explore a range of techniques and media during the residency. Studio experiences will be enhanced through day trips to local museums to learn about historic and contemporary art and design.

Dates: July 24 - August 6, 2016
Cost: $2000
Financial aid available to students who qualify

Portfolio Prep: How to Apply

Go to SlideRoom to start your application. Once your SlideRoom account has been created, click "Start a new Submission", and select Pre-College Studios 2016. You will be asked to fill out application questions and upload the following:

  1. A representative portfolio containing 5 - 10 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).

In addition to the online steps (above), you'll need to ask an art teacher to write a letter of recommendation and email it to ad-summer@umich.edu before the deadline.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

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