Pre-College Program

Want to get creative and experience a slice of college life this summer? You’ve come to the right place.

July 3 until July 27, 2018

Information Session Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 11 am to noon.  Register at

Work with supportive, talented artists, meet new friends, and develop a portfolio of work in ACAD's Pre-College Program.

Our Pre-College Program is an accredited program for students 16–18 years old who've completed either grade 10, 11 or 12. This month-long, intensive program is held each July and focuses on building your portfolio, a key element of our Bachelors degree application process, while giving you a chance to check out campus life at ACAD.

The Pre-College Program builds your intellectual, artistic, and practical skills to set you up for success with your post-secondary studies. You get to experience college-level expectations and pacing while earning three ACAD degree credits that count towards a first-year elective course.

This program is also recognized by other art schools, and credits are transferable.

For more information please contact the Continuing Education office by email or phone at 403.284.7640.

Better yet, attend our Information Session Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 11 am to noon. Register at

Why Pre-College?

There are many benefits to attending our Pre-College Program, besides learning a whole lot about art + design.

What Will I Do?

Learn more about what’s involved, the schedule, and activities over the month.


How much will it cost?


Mark your calendar.


Stay at SAIT residence while attending Pre-College.

Pre-College Program Bursaries

Need financial assistance? Apply for a Pre-College Program bursary and get the support you need.

Ready to Apply?

The Pre-College Program application process involves four steps.