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Summer Studios

The NC State Design Lab Summer Studios program is a series of discipline-specific art and design pre-college programs for high school students held at the College of Design at NC State. Each studio is one week long and includes a mix of short and long-term projects, small group critiques and final project presentations. Additionally, instructors may plan field trips, invite guests to share their work and to participate in reviews. The week concludes with an exhibition of student work.Register for Summer Studios

Summer Studios is a discipline-specific program. If you are interested in a program that explores a range of different design disciplines, check out our Design Camp program offerings.

2017 Summer Studios
REGISTRATION CLOSES, Friday May 19th

The Design Lab will be offering six Summer Studios for high school students this summer at the College of Design across two sessions:

Summer Studios Session A // June 12-16, 2017 // $800

Architecture* – Dana Gulling, Faculty

Art + Design: Animation – Emil Polyak, Faculty

Art + Design: Fiber Arts – Gabriel Duggan, Adjunct Faculty/Professional

Graphic Design* – Rachael Paine, Graduate Student/Professional

Summer Studios Session B // July 10-14, 2017 // $800

Architecture* – Rebecca Necessary, Adjunct Faculty

Graphic Design* – Rachael Paine, Graduate Student/Professional

*Architecture Summer Studios will feature different projects between sessions, but may cover similar concepts. Graphic Design Summer Studios will feature the same projects between sessions.

View the Summer Studios Sample Schedule and Policies Handout

Participating students will have an opportunity to engage in a week of hands–on design experience in a specific design discipline. The cost for Summer Studios is $800 per session. This includes instruction, supplies, lunches, activities, and insurance for the week.

Studio instructor

How to Register

Registration for 2017 Summer Studios is now open.

For more information on the registration process please visit our Registration Information Page.

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Who Should Come to Summer Studios?

  • Students eager to learn more about a specific area of art + design in a college environment
  • Students who have prior knowledge and hands-on experience developing projects using design thinking
  • 10th-12th graders wanting to meet other creative students their age who are interested in art and design
  • Students who are curious about the world around them and have ideas for how to make it better
  • Students who have attended our Design Camp and are interested in an in-depth exploration of one specific design discipline

 

Summer Studios Financial Assistance + Scholarships

The Design Lab will consider requests for financial assistance based on demonstrated need and student motivation. Scholarships are also available and will be awarded based on need, student motivation and teacher recommendation. Please note that we are unable to provide full scholarships to Summer Studios. The deadline to apply for financial assistance and scholarships for Summer Studios is April 3, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications for Summer Studios Financial Assistance and Scholarships.

To receive monthly updates on our programs, including information on Summer Studios, please sign up for our newsletter here. We hope to see you at the Design Lab soon!