Pre-College Program

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

Post-Secondary Credit Course

July 6 - July 31, 2020

Decisions have not yet been made on the suspension of Pre-College due to COVID-19.

Registration is still open, and any inquiries can be directed to Melissa Kern at

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

The Pre-College Program is a credited First Years Studies studio elective, which means you will earn three credits toward an undergraduate degree. These credits are recognized at any art and design school across North America, giving you a head start on any program you choose. 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 university-level expectations and pacing while earning three AUArts 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.

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 for these important Pre-College deadlines!


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.