Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students who are interested in design. Design Camp informs students about college study in design and raises awareness of the impact of design in all aspects of our everyday lives. The skills in design thinking and creative experience gained at Design Camp can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future.
Design Camp includes experiences in a range of different design disciplines. If you are interested in a discipline-specific program, please check out our Summer Studios.
2017 DESIGN CAMPS
Design Explorations Camp // June 12-16, 2017 // $600
Design Explorations Camp is a day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders focused on introducing students to design thinking through a series of hands-on design challenges that explore a range of design disciplines. Studio activities are designed to stimulate creativity and strengthen students’ creative problem solving and visual literacy.
Design Foundations Camp // July 10-14, 2017 // $750
Design Foundations Camp is an intermediate day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Camp participants are introduced to the design process through a series of interdisciplinary projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design focused on design fundamentals and the application of design in the real world.
Design Immersions Camp // June 25 – July 1 or July 23-29, 2017 // $1200
Design Immersions Camp is an overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th graders. Camp participants work with camp instructors on projects in a range of design disciplines. Design disciplines covered may include architecture, art + design: animation, art + design: fibers, design studies, graphic design, and industrial design. In addition to studio projects students participate in other activities all aimed at stimulating their creativity, strengthening their thinking, deepening their understanding of the design field, and preparing them for college and beyond.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for Design Camp 2017 is open now.
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