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Our summer Pre-College Programs are geared to high school students. These two programs—Portfolio Plus (art) and Architecture Discovery Program—give students the opportunity to develop skills that are fundamental to the fields of architecture, art, and design while producing work in a real studio.

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Study Art and Design!

Apply to the Portfolio Plus Program.

Study Architecture!

Apply to the Architecture Discovery Program.

Hear from Our Students

“The Architecture Discovery Program made me realize that architecture is much more than buildings. Through the structure and the process, we learned more. In the lectures we learned about a lot of things like landscape architecture and sculptural pieces. It made me rethink how diverse architecture is.”

What You Can Expect

We are excited to host our students on campus in St. Louis for summer 2024.

Experience the school’s studio culture

Learn new tools and techniques in our expansive facilities

Meet other aspiring artists and designers from across the country!

Enjoy immersive, daily, college-level courses taught by WashU faculty

Develop your portfolio and preparing for college admissions

Receive mentorship from current WashU students and recent alumni

Present your work in a final critique and public exhibition

Earn college credit