Summer Career Academy in Architecture & Interior Design
The Summer Career Academy in Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Texas at San Antonio offers a two-week summer introduction to the design disciplines and careers of architects and interior designers. Taught by faculty members of the College of Architecture, the Summer Career 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 architecture or design experience is not required. Curiosity is the only prerequisite.
What students will do:
Held in the studio classrooms at the UTSA Downtown Campus Monterey Building, the course will introduce participants to many of the challenges and rewards involved in the creation of the designed environment. Just a short walk from campus, 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 thinking, model construction, spatial thinking, photography, and the organization of architectural information. Participants will also engage in field trips to local architecture and design firms and projects currently under construction as well as tours of significant San Antonio architecture.
Summer Career Academy participants will:
- develop an appreciation of the designed environment
- develop familiarity with actual construction and design practices
- explore drawing, modeling, and design thinking
- explore creative and visual thinking skills
- utilize observation and communication skills
- gain clarity about the education necessary for design professions
When: 12:30pm - 4:30pm Monday through Friday, June 10 – 21, 2013
Where: The Architecture Studios of the Monterey Building, UTSA Downtown Campus
Who: High school students, college students, and others interested in architecture and interior design careers. (High school-age students must be in good standing to be eligible to participate.)
Cost: $650 This includes individual studio space in which to work, and tools and supplies necessary to fully engage in daily exercises, including basic supplies and materials, field trips, use of computer resources, the opportunity to interact with design professionals and faculty, and the opportunity to meet other design students.
Admission is on a first come – first served basis. Space is limited to 28 students.
Note: The Summer Academy is two weeks of daily classes, not an overnight residential program.
Information and application materials:
Prof. Stephen Temple
Phone: (210) 458-3023