2014 Summer Career Academy in Architecture & Interior Design
The Summer Academy in Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Texas at San Antonio offers a two-week summer introduction to the design careers and education of architects and interior designers. Taught by faculty members of the College of Architecture, the Summer Academy provides hands-on insight into the creative and professional practice of architecture and interior design. It is intended to help high school and college students ponder whether architecture or interior design is right for them. Previous design experience is not required. Curiosity is the only prerequisite.
Design & Career Exploration
Held in the design studios of UTSA’s College of Architecture, participants will be introduced to many of the challenges and rewards involved in creating the designed environment. Within a short walk, downtown San Antonio will be our laboratory for both visual and hands-on design exercises that engage personal exploration in introducing basic design skills such as: sketching, creative and spatial thinking, model construction, photography, and the organization of architectural information. Field trips will take you to local architecture and design firms and construction projects, as well as significant San Antonio architecture.
UTSA Summer Academy participants will:
- develop an appreciation of the designed environment
- become familiar with actual construction and design practice
- explore drawing, modeling, and design thinking
- explore creative and visual thinking skills
- utilize observation and communication skills
- visit offices of design professionals & construction sites
- gain clarity about the education of design professions
SESSION 1: Monday-Friday, June 9-20, 2013
$650 (all ages accepted)
SESSION 2: Monday - Friday, August 4 - 15, 2014
FREE for 9th grade SAISD students only
(fee supported by UTSA GEAR UP 2)
(Session 2 must be 9th grade SAISD student rising to 10th grade in Fall 2014. Session 2 application will require one letter of recommendation.)
The Summer Career Academy is for high school students and others interested in architecture and interior design careers. Classes are held in the Monterey Building on the UTSA Downtown Campus. Fee includes studio space in which to work, tools and supplies necessary to daily exercises, field trips, free lunch, and the opportunity to interact with design professionals, faculty, and design students.
Participants receive FREE UTSA T-shirt, sketchbook, pencils, tracing paper, ruler, and UTSA bag.
Note: Summer Career Academy daily classes meet 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Academy is not an overnight residential program. Daily lunch provided FREE. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 28 students per session.