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    Summer@Rensselaer: Architecture Career Discovery


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Architecture
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will experience the rigors and rewards of a college-level architecture studio first-hand. The program provides specific architectural training and enables students to make more informed decisions regarding their college careers.

    This two-week class, taught entirely online, is designed to expose students to the experience of enrolling in a high-quality undergraduate architecture program. The core of this course is studio work. In studio, students are immersed in a rigorous creative process that starts with an idea, the development of abstract models, and ultimately leads to the design of an exciting and innovative architectural building proposal. Critique and evaluation of studio work is continuous, occurring in one-on-one discussions with the instructor and in larger group reviews with invited architec- tural critics. Studio work is complemented by a series of lectures and presentations, which explore the broader context of architectural practice, contemporary projects and practitioners, as well as more technical concerns such as drawing and model making. High school students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade in the fall, who are interested in future careers in architecture or design related fields and have a curiosity about the world, are encouraged to apply.

    The first week of the course will focus on building models and making drawings by hand. The second second week will focus on using the computer. Students will learn 3D modeling in Rhinoceros and 2D drawing and image editing in Adobe Creative Suite. This exciting immersive workshop will not only open your eyes about architecture as a future career but provide you with an impressive portfolio essential to be accepted into a premier program like Rensselaer.

    At the end of the program, students will have beginning proficiency in the following software: Rhinceros (3D modeling), Adobe Illustrator (2D drawing), and Adobe Photoshop (image editing).