Future BFA Prep - Online


Experience Art Academy of Cincinnati, online this summer while developing your portfolio and discovering new ideas. Connect with fellow creatives in an inclusive, supportive and creative environment. Login remotely and engage with AAC Faculty and Student Mentors through college-level art, writing, and design courses. Join in on virtual field trips, participate in student life events and meet individually with creative advisors about your vision and future.

Over 4 weeks, and 5 online courses you'll create an Independent Series of work while learning how to strengthen your portfolio, prepare for college, and expand your creative vision. Through the program you'll gain experience identifying your artistic voice. Expand on the ideas, themes and mediums that you're interested in while exploring new methods of making. Share your art in our Future BFA Digital Exhibition for our creative community of young artists, designers, and writers. Connect with new friends, current AAC students and Faculty, and explore Cincinnati's art scene online with private tours of museums, galleries and creative institutions.

Program Schedule Course Descriptions

Program Details

Future BFA Online is a college prep program for incoming high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who are interested in getting their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art, design or creative writing. Students can apply and register online through the links below to secure their spot in the program.

Admission Deadline:

June 25th

Program Tuition:

Online: $500
Payment Plan Available

Date and Times:

4 Weeks & 5 Courses on Weekdays July 5th - July 31st

Live Video sessions every day of class 11:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Class Sessions, Studio Visits, Field Trips, and Common Hour meet Monday-Friday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Student Life Events, Digital Exhibition, and Individual Studio Time are scheduled outside of class sessions and usually take place in the evening.

How to Apply?

  1. Fill out the application, submitting up to 5 images of current art, design, or creative writing work.
  2. You will receive an email in the following days on the status of your application.
  3. Enroll, register and complete payment on Active Net.

Please email tommy.ballard@artacademy.edu for questions, details or assistance in applying.

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