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West Coast USA College Visits
Preview College Tours (PCTs) offer unique educational experiences, combining college campus tours with guided museum visits and cultural sightseeing. Created especially for rising high school juniors and seniors, PCT helps students become better informed about US art colleges, their programs, facilities and staff. Students will bring their portfolios and will have the opportunity to meet individually with representatives and faculty from top art and design colleges.
The West Coast USA college tour will visit prestigious art schools in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Students will get tours of the colleges, learn about admissions requirements and will meet with representatives for individual portfolio reviews and receive personal feedback on their work and advice on how to improve and edit their portfolio.
During the program, there will be time scheduled for guided museum and gallery visits and cultural sightseeing. Students will be supervised by chaperones at all times during the program.
The tour will be guided by Hans Evers and will include group information sessions on art college admissions and individual coaching on how to prepare for portfolio reviews.
Students are expected to arrive in San Francisco (SFO) on Saturday February 3, and will depart from Los Angeles (LAX) on Saturday February 10. PCT is housed in three star hotels, with students sharing rooms. Ground transport is by luxury coach, and all meals and museum entrance fees etc. are included in the cost for the tour. Students are responsible for purchasing their own RT air tickets from China to the US and for obtaining tourist visas. Students can travel individually, with school groups and/or accompanied by a parent or educator.
We will visit:
San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Art Center College of Design, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Otis College of Art and various colleges at the University of Southern California (USC).
the De Young Museum of Art, the San Francisco MoMA, the Castro and Fishermans’ Wharf, Hollywood, LA Art Walk and downtown LA galleries, LACHMA, the Hammer Museum, Westwood, Santa Monica, Universal Studios, and Disney Land.
7 nights in 3 star hotels
3 meals per day
ground transport by luxury coach
museum and tourist venue visits and entrance fees
art college admission lectures from Preview staff
tours of 8 top art colleges
individual portfolio reviews from college admission staff
Cost is $2,650 per person.
(Parents are welcome to join)
Payments are due on or before January 12th and can be paid directly through the Preview PCT website.
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PCT Program Director
President and Founder of Preview. Hans has over 15 years of admissions experience at MassArt, SMFA/Tufts, as Associate Dean of admissions at MICA, and as head of admissions at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Hans was also Director of College Guidance and AP art teacher at DASH in Miami for 6 years, where he advised students on their application and scholarship portfolio’s to the top Art Colleges in North America and Europe. Hans has an MA in Art History and an MFA in Sculpture from SMFA/Tufts University.
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