Programs of Study

College PreView Registration

How to Register

  • To participate in 2014 College PreView, you must be in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12, now.
  • To secure your place in the program click the Register Now button, to create an account (or log in to an existing account), then register and pay your nonrefundable $250 deposit.
  • You will receive a notice via email to pay the balance of your College PreView tuition and select your areas of interest.
  • If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please follow the instructions below. You do not have to pay your deposit before applying for a scholarship, however, paying the nonrefundable deposit reserves your space in the program.
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How to Apply for a Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships are available, ranging from $250 to $1,500. To be considered, you must complete an online scholarship application. As part of that application, you must submit a digital portfolio of three examples of your work, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement.

  • First, visit ccad.slideroom.com and sign up for an account.
  • Once you have your account, log into Slideroom, choose “College PreView,” and review the details about how to prepare and submit your application materials.
  • When your application materials are ready, log back into Slideroom and submit your application.
  • You will receive an email verifying that you have successfully submitted your application.
  • You will receive another email by Tuesday, April 15, telling you whether you got a scholarship.
  • After you find out about your scholarship, you must register and submit your deposit for the program by Thursday, May 1.

Program Costs & Deadlines

The program fee $2,950 covers three college credits, three weeks of on-campus residence, all meals, all supplies, and all costs related to local transportation, admission, and food for off-campus activities. Scholarships are available.

Important Dates

  • Nov. 1: Online registration opens
  • March 15: Scholarship application deadline
  • April 15: Scholarship applicants notified of awards
  • May 1: Registration and nonrefundable tuition deposit ($250) deadline
  • June 2: Tuition balance ($2,700) due
  • June 15: Refund requests deadline
  • June 22: Move-in and mandatory orientation
  • June 22–July 12: College PreView in session
  • July 12: Reception, exhibition, and move-out
  • July 25: Grades mailed

Curriculum

The Collaborative Core in the CCAD MindMarket

Collaborative Core projects are key to all majors at CCAD—so they’re also a big part of your College PreView coursework. In them, you’ll work as a team on real-world art and design challenges for industry and community partners in the CCAD MindMarket. Based on the major(s) you’re most interested in, you’ll select one of the following areas as the focus of your work in the Collaborative Core:

  • Lens and Screen Arts (Animation, Cinematic Arts, and Photography)
  • Make, Market, Repeat (Fine Art and Fashion Design)
  • Virtual Modeling and Fabrication (Interior Design and Industrial Design)
  • Persuasion and the Visual Narrative (Illustration and Advertising & Graphic Design)

Creativity Workshops

Creativity Workshops are short, intensive lectures and hands-on sessions that challenge you to expand your innovation skills and creative abilities. They include:

  • Concept Calisthenics
  • Design Thinking
  • Technical/Technique
  • Creative Habit-Making
  • Think. Do. Reflect. (Repeat.)

Lectures

College PreView lectures discuss best practices, professionalism, and possible career trajectories in art and design. Topics include:

  • Creativity and professionalism
  • Portfolio development and college admissions
  • Firsthand career experiences of creative professionals
  • Different contexts for art and design

Leisure Time and Evening Events

Guided social activities and off-campus trips round out College PreView.

College Credit

If you attend all classes, complete all assignments successfully, and earn a C or better, you will be granted three college credits.
 

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