This program will be offered online!

This program has been converted to an online course: DEA 1100 Design Generation(s).

Featuring the same faculty and rigorous Cornell education as the on-campus version, this three-credit course will run June 22–July 10, 2020.

To enroll, review the course description, read about online courses and follow the registration steps.

Please contact us if you have questions.

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Immerse yourself in the history, theory & practice of design

If you've ever had a building leave you speechless, drawn more sketches than you can count, or saved packaging because it was too beautiful to toss, then your design literacy may be stronger than you realize.

This experiential program will introduce you to how designers think, solve problems, and improve our world. It will also help you build a portfolio suitable for future college applications.

You'll study both timeless designs and forward-thinking innovations and participate in hands-on workshops and digital explorations of interior, graphic, and product design.

You'll learn how to create study models, work as an individual designer or in a group, and manage your time. And you'll even mount your own show.

Finally, to help you prepare for a possible career in design, admissions staff will offer a seminar about the college application process, and you'll have a chance to meet with faculty to learn about professional possibilities in design.