High School Students Test Drive College During Summer Preview Program

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Columbus College of Art & Design offers three week college immersion experience in art and design

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Deciding on a college is one of the most important decisions teenagers and their parents will make. This is especially true when considering an art and design school because of the focused curriculum.

Fortunately, before teens make this investment in their future, they can take a test drive of a potential college, career and often a new part of the country. Columbus College of Art & Design offers students entering grades 10 to 12 in the fall a three-week college immersion experience in art and design with the College PreView program.

“I knew I wanted to pursue art, but hadn’t chosen a college or area of study, “ said Lillie Templeton, who traveled hundreds of miles from her home in Wadesboro, N.C. to attend CCAD’s College PreView the summer before her high school junior year. “It was a great experience, helping confirm my desire for an fine arts education, exposing me to different majors and giving me ideas for possible career opportunities.”

Teens live in CCAD residence halls, take classes taught by college faculty, meet professional artists, exhibit their work, explore Columbus and its art scene and have an option of extending their experience with an excursion to New York art galleries. They learn about everything from fashion and interior design to advertising and graphic design and animation to photography. Students earn three college credits for participating in the program.

CCAD also offers a Discovery Club for those entering grades 7 through 10. Students explore their creative self in a fast-paced, weeklong residential art camp. Starting their artistic journey early allows them to make even better college and career choices.

Students and parents interested in learning more about College PreView or Discovery Club can visit http://www.ccad.edu/ce/cp. Photos from the programs can be viewed and downloaded at http://flickr.com/gp/77678141@N07/SDeuA2/

Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts. http://www.ccad.edu


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