Drawn by the quality and reputation of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the excitement of downtown Chicago, high school students of diverse backgrounds and experiences come to the Early College Program to strengthen their commitment to the study of art and design and develop a strong portfolio for college admission.

Fall, Spring, and Summer Courses for Commuters

Local students have the opportunity to participate in our fall and spring weekend courses, plus any of the summer offerings. These courses are open to all high school students, while juniors and seniors can earn college credit.

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Summer Institute with Residency Options

This nationally recognized program is open to local, national, and international high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors, or seniors. These all-day intensive courses offer students the chance to fully engage in art and design as they prepare for college.

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