Enhance your skills while getting a taste of life at one of the most unique universities in the country.

UArts offers a range of programs for high school students that build your skills, enhance your artistic vision, and expand your perspective in visual, writing, and performing arts.  Work with creative professionals and UArts faculty who’ll deliver knowledge you can take with you—out of the classroom and into the real world.

Saturday School

During the school year, Saturday School offers immersive, college-level courses for high school students designed to activate your creativity.  Classes are offered in visual, writing, and performing arts over eight Saturdays in the fall and spring.  

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Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a dynamic and challenging program for high school students, where you’ll gain substantial foundational skills and college-level training while working with UArts' expert visual, writing, and performing arts faculty to earn college credit. Residential and commuter options available.

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Learn more about Pre-College @ UArts

Pre-College provides enrichment opportunities for students in grades 9–12 in visual, writing, and performing arts through programs that embolden young artists to think creatively and work collaboratively.

Pre-College Programs