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.


Interested in signing up for upcoming pre-college programs? Click here to fill out our notification form, and we'll email you as soon as the application for our upcoming session of BFA Preview is available!


Contact our Pre-College Program Coordinator.