Pre-College Programs

Consider the idea that fields such as architecture, art, and design can spark change. These fields give you the skills to develop projects that radically alter the way people understand complex issues, bring communities together, and transform the built environment.

Whether you aspire to be a professional designer, artist, or architect or you are interested in exploring how the design process can enrich your interests in other fields of study, there's no better place for you this summer than the WashU Art & Design Pre-College Programs!

Both our Architecture Discovery Program and Portfolio Plus Program offer rigorous instruction that prepares you for college-level work. Our programs are recommended for rising juniors and seniors in high school.

What You Can Expect:

- Learn from WashU faculty
- Experience the intensity and community of studio culture
- Build a portfolio for college admission
- Create work in our outstanding facilities
- Present your work in a final review and public exhibition
- Earn college credits
- Live on campus
- Visit some of the finest museums, galleries, and buildings in the region
- Tour architecture firms and artists' and designers' studios

Want to know more? Visit the pages for our Architecture Discovery Program and Portfolio Plus Program, or contact:

Mariana Parisca
Admissions Counselor

Courtney Cushard
Coordinator of Special Programs

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