Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Programs

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

COVID-19 Update

In light of the developing COVID-19 pandemic, it is with regret that we announce the cancellation of our spring and summer 2020 Pre-College programs. The University of Michigan has mandated that all spring and summer classes will be taught remotely and has asked all schools/units to align their Pre-College programs with this decision. The health and safety of our participants and staff is core to the mission of our programs. The uncertainty and fluidity of our current situation has diminished our confidence that we can provide a safe and productive learning experience this spring and summer.

While this news will certainly come as a disappointment, please know that this is by no means the end of the road. Stamps Pre-College is committed to supporting prospective students in their pursuit of a college career in art & design. In the weeks ahead, we will explore meaningful ways we can create a Pre-College community this summer.

Please direct any questions or concerns to

Spring Studios

Design Fundamentals

Non-Residential Studio | Grades 9-12

Interested in graphic design? Get your start in Design Fundamentals! Design Fundamentals focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers when working creatively in two dimensions. Students will gain familiarity… Read More >

3D Explorations

Non-Residential Studio | Grades 9-12

Did you know that all Stamps undergraduate students are required to take Studio: 3D as a part of their first year experience? Adding three-dimensional work to your portfolio suggests that you are prepared for the Stamps curriculum! 3D… Read More >

Drawing for Artists & Designers

Non-Residential Studio | Grades 9-12

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

Summer Studios

BFA Preview

Residential Studio | 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… Read More >

Digi-Fab Discovery

Residential Studio | Grades 9-11

Curious about resources available to students studying art and design at our top-tier, public research university? Digi-Fab Discovery introduces students to the Stamps Digi-Fab Studio, home to our cutting edge digital fabrication… Read More >

Portfolio Prep

Residential Studio | Grades 9-11

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 >