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.