Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Programs

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

Stamps Pre-College Programs include non-residential, afternoon Spring Studios and residential Summer Studios. 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. Click the links below to sign up for an online information session, and start your application today.

Spring Studios

Drawing for Artists & Designers

Spring Studio for grades 9-12 / May 7 - June 13

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 >

Design Fundamentals

Spring Studio for grades 9-12 / May 6 - June 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

Spring Studio for grades 9-12 / May 6 - June 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 >

Summer Studios

BFA Preview

3-Week Summer Residential Studio for grades 9-11 / July 7 - 27

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 28 - August 10

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 >

Digi-Fab Discovery

2-Week Summer Residential Studio for grades 9-11 / July 28 - August 10

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 >