Pre-College Programs

Tyler Pre-College Programs offer creatively driven high school students the challenging and meaningful experience of learning with other young artists at one of the nation’s top schools for the study of art, design and architecture. Classes are taught by dedicated faculty and practicing professionals who provide students with an immersive, hands-on experience.

Students of all levels will find classes that allow them to explore new media and artistic interests, develop technical skills, discover creative career paths and create work suitable for a college admissions portfolio. Tyler's Pre-College programs are designed to introduce high school students to college-level courses while they pursue their passion for creativity and innovation.



COVID-19 Updates
In order to ensure the continued safety of all of our students, faculty and staff, we have decided to host our programs online for summer 2020. Each of our programs have been adapted specifically for online learning to allow students to engage in hands-on, project-based learning from the safety of their homes. Our online programs are designed to be as interactive as possible and will include a mix of:

- Live face-to-face instruction and presentations with your instructors
- Time for hands-on art making and projects, both independently and in small group
- Critique and discussion of projects with your instructors and classmates
- Virtual studio visits and guest lectures by practicing professionals
- Online resources such as virtual museum tours, site visits and demonstration videos
- Optional social activities allowing you to connect with your creative peers
- A virtual final exhibition to showcase the work you've created with family, friends and fellow pre-college classmates

Learn More About Online Pre-College Programs

  • Environmental Design Institute

    NEW for high school students! The Tyler Environmental Design Institute welcomes 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students to explore careers within landscape a

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  • Temple Summer Academy

    Temple Summer Academy invites students entering grades 11 or 12 to experience the academics, energy and culture of Temple University through this rigoro

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  • Portfolio Boot Camps

    Are you planning on applying to an art school? Designed as intensive portfolio preparation classes, these workshops are open to 11th and 12th-grade stud

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  • Art Start and DigiStart

    In order to ensure the continued safety of all of our students, faculty and staff, we have decided to postpone the summer 2020 Art Start and DigiStart p

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  • Architecture Institute

    Created as a rigorous introduction to the field of architecture, the Tyler Architecture Institute welcomes 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students. Through c

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  • Pre-College Summer Workshops

    High school students entering grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend the Tyler Pre-College Summer Workshops. A series of two-week hands-on workshops,

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  • Weekend Workshops

    If you are hooked on the excitement of creating art, many of these quick intense workshops are a fun way to focus on exploring new media or progress to

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