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Join the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP) for an intensive four-week Summer Academy in Architecture! The Academy is offered exclusively to high school students who have successfully completed their sophomore or junior year of study, and runs from July 5 - August 1, 2015. The program offers a 3 college-credit curriculum with a variety of studio, seminar and field experiences, extracurricular activities and field trips, allowing students to understand architecture as a possible area of college study, and as a career. Students gain a broader view of the field while developing skills and portfolio materials to add to their applications to professional school. Workshops, lectures, demonstrations and off-campus experiences complement daily design studios.  And stay tuned to hear about our exciting option to travel to Shanghai!

 

Summer Academy

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The 2015 Summer Academy will be offered from July 5 - August 1

Summer Academy students study in the School’s award-winning facilities alongside undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in SAAHP’s summer programs. Interactions among the Summer Academy programs through extracurricular events, lectures and field trips give the participants in both programs a better understanding of the interactive possibilities within the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation. Students are also advised on the college admissions process and portfolio development in preparation for college applications. Supervised dormitory life, with student activities programming on evenings and weekends, is included in the program. In addition, this year's Summer Academy in Architecture will provide students with college credits.

Program Highlights

Broaden your understanding of architecture as an area of study as a profession

Learn through a daily curriculum of design studio, hand drawing or CAD lab class and foundations seminar

Visit significant architectural sites in Boston, Cambridge, Newport, and Providence as well as beautiful Block Island

Earn 3 college credits for the successful completion of ARCH 100 - Exploring Architecture

Develop high-quality work for inclusion in your college application portfolio

Experience college life by living and dining on campus and participating in a full range of extra-circular activities

Costs

The comprehensive 2015 fee is $4,100, inclusive of tuition, fees, housing, meals, and some supplies. Applications, including a nonrefundable $300 deposit, are due by May 14, 2015. The remaining balance is due by June 20, 2015. Scholarships are available!

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Contente by phone (401) 254-3683 or by email at saahp@rwu.edu

2015 Summer Academy in Architecture, July 5 - August 1, 2015
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