Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DesignPrep at Cooper-Hewitt


The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum offers a series of FREE design-education programs for New York City high-school students, developed to introduce them to collegiate and career opportunities in design. Programs include hands-on activities led by professional designers, college visits, studio visits as well as professional development workshops.

DesignPrep Scholars

The “Sophomore” Scholars Program is a component of DesignPrep. In addition to participating in a variety of DesignPrep workshops in the Spring, Sophomore Scholars will attend a one-week Design Camp at North Carolina State University. Design Camp challenges students to explore their creativity and critical-thinking skills through a range of techniques and media. Participants work with camp instructors on projects involving each of the following design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design and graphic design. Students learn to work individually and collaboratively to broaden their understanding of the world around them.
Application Deadline: December 16, 2011
The “Juniors” Scholars Program is a component of DesignPrep. In addition to participating in DesignPrep workshops throughout the Spring, Juniors are placed into paid internships with professional designers on projects that explore the design process and address issues relevant to their daily lives. The Scholars Program seeks to challenge young minds to think creatively about solving problems, paves a path for them toward higher education and career opportunities in design, and empowers them to shape the world’s future.
Application Deadline: December 16, 2011

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