CCAD College Preview program

CCAD has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 College Preview program scheduled for July 12–Aug. 1 out of consideration regarding the  COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of prospective students and the CCAD community. Those who have registered will receive a full refund. For more information, contact Jordan Smith at jsmith.9@ccad.edu. We look forward to hosting the College Preview next year. 

College Preview Group Photo

Dive into art school life—and earn college credits


Three weeks. One transformative experience. 

July 12–Aug 1, 2020

 

If you’re a high school student in grades 10-12 considering a future in art and design, College Preview at Columbus College of Art & Design will make your decision clear—and earn you three college credits. You'll select a program and participate in classes, workshops, and activities taught by talented CCAD faculty. 

In and out of the classroom, you'll have opportunities to meet and collaborate with other emerging artist and designers from all across the country. You'll live in one of our residence halls and experience campus and the Columbus community—just like a full-time student. 

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Programs

Animation
Comics & Narrative Practice
Fashion Design
Fine Arts
Illustration

Minors

Advertising & Graphic Design
Animation
Comics & Narrative Practice
Film & Video
Illustration
Photography

Multi-disciplinary tracks

Can't choose just one program to focus on? Choose one of three multidisciplinary tracks. This will allow you to sample more disciplines. 

Track 1 

Advertising & Graphic Design, Film & Video, and Photography 

Track 2

Contemporary Crafts, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design

Track 3

Animation, Comics & Narrative Practice, and Illustration

College Preview 1

 

College Preview Gallery

Program dates & deadlines

Sep. 2 — Registration opens | Early bird special

Dec. 3  — June 1 Regular registration period

April 1 — Suggested visa application deadline for international students

May 4 — Scholarship application deadline

May 15 — Scholarship applicants notified of awards

June 1 — Registration and nonrefundable registration fee ($250) due

June 12 — Tuition balance ($3,200) due

July 12 — Move-in and mandatory orientation

Aug. 1 — Commencement, exhibition, and move-out

 

Have a question? Call 614.222.3236 or email outreach@ccad.edu.

Collaborative workshops

Collaborative Workshops are a big part of your CCAD College Preview experience. They give you a chance to work as a team on real-world art and design challenges leading toward a capstone presentation. All students participate in six collaborative workshops.

 

Program costs

The program fee of $3,450 covers three college credits, three weeks of on-campus residence, all meals and all required supplies. Some optional off-campus excursions may not be included in the tuition. Portfolio-based scholarships are available specific to each major.

College Preview Gallery Onlookers

Scholarships

CCAD offers scholarships to help students finance their College Preview experience. If you are interested in receiving a College Preview scholarship, please complete the online scholarship applications. Students do not have to register to apply for a scholarship, but applying for a scholarship does not reserve your spot. To reserve your place, you must register and pay the $250 nonrefundable registration deposit. Scholarships are only applied towards tuition balance.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to exceptional students who demonstrate advanced creative and technical skill in their portfolios. Judging is based on your portfolio, GPA, and a personal statement. Please complete an online scholarship application through SlideRoom.

Need-based scholarships are awarded to students with limited financial resources. To apply please complete an online scholarship application through SlideRoom and fill out the NACAC Waiver Form. The NACAC waiver will be used to determine financial need. We use the NACAC Waiver Form because most schools are familiar with this form and it is a non-invasive way for CCAD to determine need. Your High school counselor or another designated school official will need to fill out and sign form.

Registration

(Or pay tuition balances)

CCAD has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 College Preview program scheduled for July 12–Aug. 1 out of consideration regarding the  COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of prospective students and the CCAD community. Those who have registered will receive a full refund. For more information, contact Jordan Smith at jsmith.9@ccad.edu. We look forward to hosting the College Preview next year.

College Preview Class Time

Leisure time & evening events

Each day, you'll have studio time for homework or to explore the skills and techniques demonstrated in class. Evening and weekend plans may include CCAD faculty lectures, off-campus outings and film screenings. This is your chance to explore CCAD’s campus, get more time in the studio and build friendships with others in the program. Off-campus trips may include visits to:

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

Safety & security

We're here to ensure your safety while you're at CCAD. That's why residence hall advisors and campus security staff are available at all times. You’re simply expected to follow all campus housing regulations and our student code of conduct. After you register, you'll find the specific rules and regulations in the information packet mailed to you.

Orientation

All residential programs begin with a mandatory orientation to get you settled into campus. Housing can be made available if you need to arrive before the first day.

College Preview Classroom II

College Preview refund and withdrawal policy

By registering for classes, you accept responsibility for paying for the entire session regardless of the method of payment and/or attendance in class. CCAD does not have an automatic withdrawal policy. Nonattendance does not constitute official withdrawal from one or more classes. To withdraw from a course and /or request a refund, you must a submit a withdrawal form. Tuition and fees are non-transferable.

Refunds are granted according to the following schedule:

Registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

A 100% refund of Tuition balance less $250 nonrefundable registration fee is eligible if withdraw by June 11.

A 50% refund of Tuition balance less $250 nonrefundable registration fee is eligible if withdraw by July 9 before 5pm.

No refunds thereafter

College Preview Withdrawal Form