Programs of Study


College PreView & Discovery Club

College PreView

June 21–July 11

Grades 10-12

(2015 graduates also welcome)

If you’re a high school student considering a future in the visual arts, College PreView will make your decision clear—and earn you three college credits.

Spend three weeks taking classes with our faculty, meeting professional artists, exhibiting your work, and exploring Columbus and its art scene. You’ll live on campus and take classes at one of the country’s best art and design colleges.You’ll leave campus ready to drive your college search.

In just three weeks, you will:

  • Get real-life experience within your chosen major.
  • Develop your skills and your portfolio.
  • Earn real college credit.

Find photos from last year and more on the College PreView Facebook page.

College PreView program fee: $2,950

Scholarships are available. Learn more on College PreView Registration page.

Discovery Club

July 5–11

Grades 7–9

If you’re in grades 7–9 and want to find out more about studying art and design, Discovery Club is for you.

Explore your creative side in an exciting residential art camp—and discover the many paths your artistic journey can take.

In just one week, you’ll explore majors and career paths so you can make better high school course choices. You’ll also get a taste of what it’s like to be a student at one of the country’s best art and design colleges.

Discovery Club program fee: $975

Scholarships are available. Learn more on the Discovery Club Registration page.

Sound Good?

Visit the College PreView or Discovery Club registration pages to find details on cost, how to apply and/or register, and a full schedule of important deadlines.

Residential Programs Info


College PreView and Discovery Club participants live on campus in CCAD’s residence hall.


All courses are taught by CCAD faculty, supported by current CCAD students. Professional artists and designers give lectures and facilitate special sessions and workshops.

Leisure Time and Evening Events

Group activities are led by CCAD faculty and staff, assisted by current CCAD students. Off-campus trips may include:

  • Columbus’s Short North Arts District (including Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams)
  • The Wexner Center for the Arts
  • The Columbus Museum of Art (right next door to the CCAD campus)
  • COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

Safety and Security

Residence hall advisors and campus security staff are available at all times to ensure campus safety and security. Participants in turn are expected to follow all campus housing regulations and the CCAD student code of conduct. Specific rules and regulations are included with the information packet mailed after registration.

Getting to Campus

Columbus is served by Port Columbus International Airport (airport code CMH). Airport pick-up and drop-off services are provided by CCAD’s security staff for all College PreView and Discovery Club students; service is available on request for Educators’ Summer Studio participants. If you plan to keep a car on campus during the program, you’ll be required to obtain a parking pass and park in designated lots. (More info about this is included in the information packet sent after you register.)


All residential programs begin with a mandatory orientation on the first day. If you cannot arrive in time, please plan to arrive the day before—and let program staff know well in advance. Housing will be made available if you must arrive early.


Outreach Programs Contact: email | admissions AT ccad DOT edu l 614.222.3261