NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) brings an innovative approach to educating students interested in architecture, construction management, graphic design, interactive design, and interior design. The three-week Summer Exploratory Program (July 22–Aug. 9, 2013) invites you to learn how design can make a difference in your life and introduces you to careers that engage in some of the most creative, challenging, and rewarding global design issues of our times. NSAD’s hands-on approach to the Learn-by-Doing tradition is complemented by contemporary design thinking that bridges multiple disciplines. As you learn from accomplished educators and guest experts, you will be exposed to fundamental design issues that will help you test your dreams. You will get advice on how to build a portfolio and connect with professionals and students who can help point you in the right direction to make the most of your talents.
The Summer Exploratory Program is a three-week series of individual and team activities including such design fundamentals as spaces and places, proportions, harmony, materials, model building, and basic computer skills (Photoshop, AutoCAd & Sketchup). You will be introduced to topics about sustainable design, architectural history and theory, urban planning, interior design, digital media, and the social and cultural responsibilities of being a designer in the 21st century. Each of the assignments you complete during Summer Exploratory will be reviewed so you can build upon your strengths while learning about the education process for a designer and preparing for the profession. Key to this approach is the integrated educational experience you will receive from a design school that is led by passionate faculty and professional guest experts.
San Diego’s ideal location attracts many tourists, particularly during the summer months, because of its warm, Mediterranean climate and surrounding beaches. The city itself is known for its rich culture, and NSAD is located in the East Village of downtown San Diego, a newly renovated area a few blocks away from the historic Gaslamp district and its many shops, boutiques and restaurants. We invite you to come join us during the Summer Exploratory Program and make NSAD your academic destination. Come to San Diego to learn about global design.
The Summer Exploratory Program is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the foundations of global design as well as its overlapping fields in architecture, construction management, interior design, graphic design, and interactive design. No experience is required.High school students must be at least 16 years old and must have completed their sophomore year before participating in the program.
International students must be at least 16 years old and must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The Summer Exploratory Program is offered in English.
On the second and last Friday of every month from February to June, NSAD will host a Summer Exploratory information session and campus tour, starting at 4pm.
For questions regarding how to apply, please contact Cecchetia (Shaya) Norward at email@example.com or call (619) 684-8883.
ROOM + BOARD
Students are expected to bring or buy their lunches throughout the duration of the program (except on the first and last days of class).
Student housing is offered this year at Hostelling International San Diego, Downtown. This is a shared housing accommodation that consists of a private room with four twin beds and a bath. Hostelling International San Diego, Downtown is located just 6 blocks (10 minute walk) from campus in the historic Gaslamp District of San Diego. If you are under 18 and need housing you must stay at the Hostel under the supervision of NSAD's Resident Advisor. All housing reservations and payments must be made directly with Cecchetia Norward, Summer Exploratory Coordinator. For further questions, please contact Cecchetia Norward at (619) 684-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are over 18 and prefer private accommodations there are several preferred hotels in the downtown area that may suit your needs. You can also contact Newport Place or Golden Hill Place for additional private accommodations in the immediate area.
TUITION, FEES + DEADLINES
Tuition: $1795 (includes a materials kit)
Early Application Deadline: June 10, 2013
Late application fee, assessed after June 10: $250 (non-refundable)
Total cost w/housing: $3,295
Total cost w/o housing $1,795
View the Summer Exploratory Cancellation Policy.
Please forward all inquiries to email@example.com or call 619-684-8883.