Pre-College Summer Programs and College Programs

Our seniors have compiled a list of programs they’ve either participated in or hope to be able to join.

This is a fantastic resource for freshmen, sophomores and juniors to add a summer art or design class to their schedules or start thinking about college-level art or design programs.

Design Career Fair Portfolio Review


Interested in going to Art School? Here are some schools who have reached out to our students. Check them out:

Otis College of Art and Design

Rhode Island School of Design

Boston University School of the Visual Arts

Laguna College of Art & Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Maryland Institute College of Art

Art Center

Congrats to Rachel Kim!

10th Grade WINNER of the Earth Day Poster Contest!

Earth Day by Rachel Kim


your to-do list when on campus:

  1. enjoy free popcorn while watching our video projects and animation reels in HLG during lunch!
  2. come visit us in the UA building: see the art from visual imagery to AP drawing + painting in the hallway-gallery!
  3. get your art merch from the ua3 graphics store — student-made pins & seed packets for planting!

2021 Human Rights Poster Contest

Back-to-School-Night Info

Please visit the course links in the above menu to view Visual Arts Info and course syllabi. Questions? Please email a Visual Arts Teacher HERE

Instagram Accounts

Here is a list of IHS IG accounts that you’ll want to follow for celebration, inspiration, and information! 

Artful Humans of Irvine High

IHS Fine Arts

Perales Art Room


Irvine High Yearbook


Officially NO Summer Assignments… but a preview

Officially there are NO longer Summer Assignments… but a preview of a course and the expectations can be really helpful for incoming AP students. Knowing generally about the journey on which you are about to embark will help you on your path to success!

Visit each AP course homepage link below for useful info to get started:

AP Art History

AP 2D Design (photography)

AP 2D Design (computer graphics)

AP Studio: Drawing and Painting

AP 3D Design