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Digital Design Camp

Digital Design Camp

NC State Digital Design Camp

Digital Design Camp is a multi-discipline pre-college design program organized by the NC State Design Lab for high school and middle school students. Digital Design Camp aims to inform students about the study of design and raise awareness of the impact of design on all aspects of our everyday lives. The design thinking skills and creative experience gained can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future.

Middle School Digital Camp

Design Foundations // Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

June 2125, 2021

A week-long introduction to design thinking and the design process for middle school students. Campers will explore a variety of design disciplines offered at the College of Design through 3 design projects with synchronous instruction.

Cost: $400 (includes instruction, Camp in a Box*, and guided activities)
Seats Available: 60
Student—Staff Ratio: 10:1
Program Description: Design Foundations (PDF)

Registrations after April 30 will incur a $50 late fee.

High School Digital Camps

Design Explorations // Rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade

July 1216, 2021

A week-long exploration of design thinking and the design process through five discipline-specific studio projects: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and art + design. Campers will participate in a variety of synchronous and asynchronous instruction to complete projects and participate in activities that broaden their understanding of design and explore paths of a design major in college.

Cost: $500 (includes instruction, Camp in a Box*, and guided activities)
Seats Available: 100
Student—Staff Ratio: 10:1
Program Description: Design Explorations (PDF)

Registrations after April 30 will incur a $50 late fee.

Design Immersions // Rising 11th and 12th Grade

June 15, 2021 // Early Summer Orientation
July 2630, 2021 // Design Fundamentals Week
August 913, 2021 // Studio Project Week

An immersive, pre-college program that introduces students to the fundamentals of design and the process of creating portfolio quality projects in a virtual studio environment. Participants will experience self-guided, summer-long assignments and two weeks of synchronous and asynchronous instruction to create one studio project preparing them for college study in design and beyond.

Cost: $500 (includes instruction, Camp in a Box*, and guided activities)
Seats Available: 80
Student—Staff Ratio: 10:1
Program Description: Design Immersions (PDF)

Registrations after April 30 will incur a $50 late fee.

*Camp in a Box

Our digital campers will be mailed a ‘Digital Design Camp 2021’ box which includes all the basic supplies needed for Digital Design Camp studio projects. From the items inside, to the box itself, every piece will be used in Digital Design Camp activities!

For more details, please see the ‘Supplies & Equipment’ section under our Design Camp Registration Process and Policies page.

Need Financial Assistance?

Students demonstrating financial need and motivation to participate in Digital Design Camp may apply for Financial Assistance Scholarships through their Digital Design Camp application. Applications for students requesting financial assistance are due by April 16, 2021, but as spots are limited early application is strongly encouraged!

Financial Assistance and Scholarships 
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