UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Summer Design Academy

    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Summer Design Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Architecture, College Courses, College Experience, STEM, Design
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Learn about pre-college opportunities Summer Session 2021. Our online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world. 


    This summer, high school students are invited to enroll in a regular UMass introductory architecture studio. The course will be offered online.

    In this foundation studio course we will explore the vital effects of architecture and their representation. In the first part of the course students will be using primarily 2-dimensional media, to explore the development of concepts through projects focused on graphic storytelling, mapping, and translation.

    Students will enhance skills in drawing and drafting techniques, and also work through the design process to familiarize themselves with concept development, iteration, analysis, and critique. This part of the course will expand into 3-dimensional spatial exploration and design of habitable space.

    The program provides an opportunity for high school students interested in architecture, landscape architecture, urban or interior design to engage in the kinds of activities that take place in a university design program.

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: June 28 - July 15, 2021

    Three-Week Intensives (with three academic credits): $1,877 + materials kit (self acquired) 

    *Program fees listed below include tuition and registration.
    *Supply list will be sent to students prior to course
    *All programs require submission of $35 application fee.

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