Read the latest Pre-College program news and learn about resources available to you.
Raw Art Works Partnership
The College of Art and Design has partnered with Raw Art Works to award college credit for the R2R course held in Lynn, MA. Using personal stories and experiences to draw from, students in R2R are asked to explore who they are, exposing their identities to the world. Students learn all aspects of professional filmmaking, gaining skills from storyboarding to directing. This is an excellent, yearlong course to build your portfolio and to take your skills to the next level; films from the program will be entered into festivals across the country and around the world. No experience necessary. For more information, contact Chris Gaines at email@example.com.Pre-College summer mural project on display during first fridayThe mural was shown in conjunction with The Happy Post project during SOWA First Friday on October 7, 2012. Location: Marian Dioguardi's studio (#223-B), SOWA art studios, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.Pre-College mural graces artist community High school students in the Pre-College program have resurrected a bit of the iconic Revere Beach, creating and hanging a new mural depicting summer fun in the Revere of old. Read moreLocal teen featured on WGBH expresses how the College of Art and Design's Pre-College program helped fulfill his passion for artIvan Gombya is a teenager playing many parts in life—loving son, football running-back, dedicated student—but as far as he is concerned, Ivan's title role is artist. Read morePre-College student wins poster contestLesley Pre-college student Ken Meaden was awarded "Best Poster from a High School student" at Boston University's World AIDS Day presented by the Global Health Initiative.
The Urbano ProjectURBANO empowers urban teens and professional artists to effect social change through visionary works of art and performance.The City of BostonBoston Youth Zone connects teens throughout the Boston area, providing resources for sports, activities, employment, homework help, and more. Apply to the Boston Neighborhood Network InFocus Youth Program for hands-on training in digital video and studio television production using the latest, state-of-the-art equipment.The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)During ICA Teen Nights, teens run the show, hosting everything from dance parties and artist talks to collaborative projects and workshops. If you're passionate about the arts and curious about the museum world, go behind-the-scenes by joining the Teen Arts Council. The ICA also offers innovative art workshops and programs specifically designed for teens; for qualified students, the Fast Forward digital media program is offered free of charge. What's more: admission to the ICA is always free for those 17 and younger.
Artists for Humanityemployment, classes, and apprenticeships City Stage Co.theater workshops and playwritingDorchester Community Center for the Visual Artsclasses, public art projects, events, and paradesHyde Square Task Forceyouth leadership opportunities and public art projectsRaw Art Works in Lynn, MAcreative support, film and fine art workshopsTeen Voicesa publication created by and for teen women.The Marble CollectionA magazine of the arts for and by Massachusetts high school students
The Gallery CollectionCreate-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship ContestArt Science PrizeThe ArtScience Prize is a year-long afterschool competition through which high school students develop innovative art and design ideas informed by concepts at the frontiers of modern science. The 2011-12 ArtScience Prize theme is Virtual Worlds.Young AudiencesYoung Audience of Massachusetts is one of the state's leading non-profits focused on providing students with access to quality arts programs.Young ArtsSince its founding in 1981, YoungArts has helped to support and nurture the careers of thousands of young artists.Alliance for Young Artists and WritersSince 1923, Awards given through the Alliance have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation's youth, and provides a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents.
College Courses For High School Students
Young Artist Residency
Online Portfolio Workshops
News and Resources
Office of Community Engagement
Our College Courses for High School Students host students from the Boston area as well as from around the world. Take a look at our Galleries to view student work.
Hear what students and faculty have to say about the Young Artist Residency (YAR) program.