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    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Digital Drawing & Watercolor in Architecture


    • Listing Type: Summer Camps & Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Arts, Painting & Drawing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
    • Call: (413) 577-2112
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    Learn about Summer 2024 Pre-College opportunities at UMass Amherst. Our residential and 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. Our programs feature faculty-led courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and the #1 campus dining in the U.S., as ranked by the Princeton Review. 


    This 2-week program is designed for students who want to explore the fundamentals of digital drawing and digital watercolor. Emphasis will be on architecture and landscape architecture.

    Students will learn to use Adobe Photoshop to create digital art in a computer and use Procreate and Adobe Fresco apps to draw and paint on an iPad or iPhone. Basic artistic and design concepts will be covered, such as perspective, composition, color theory, and value. This digital art program is project-based so that students will end the course with a collection of digital representations of what they have learned.

    No experience needed. For high school students at all levels who are interested in architecture, landscape architecture, or fine art.

    Online courses will be delivered through live meetings and will include offline assignment and projects. Courses meet synchronously 3 - 5 times per week primarily using Zoom, but may use other communication tools. Courses will be managed through UMass Amherst's Moodle or Blackboard platforms. 

    Schedule: Online Live Sessions Monday - Friday 11:00am - 12:30pm (EDT). 


    Students attending the online program are expected to attend all class sessions live in real time. In order to prioritize the health and well-being of participants, eligibility is restricted to applicants residing in time zones where class hours do not extend beyond midnight. Please use a time zone converter to check when class sessions will meet in your time zone. 

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: July 15 - July 26, 2024

    Two-Week Online Intensives: $1,865

    *Program fees listed above include tuition and registration; materials and software may be required.
    *All programs require submission of $35 application fee.