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Summer Design Academy

The UMass Amherst Summer Design Academy provides an opportunity for high school students interested in  architecture,  landscape architecture, urban or interior design the  opportunity to  experience the profession and see firsthand the kinds  of activities  that take place in a university design program.

The Design Academy's interactive educational experiences include design exercises, hands-on building and model-making activities, a visit to an architecture office and a construction project as well as  lectures, discussions, and campus tours.

The 2013 Summer Design Academy is a two week program running from July 8-21st from 9am -4pm.

There are two ways to participate:

  • the non-residential option for students who will commute to campus each day.
  • the residential option for students who will stay on campus for the two weeks.

Both options are offered as part of UMass Amherst's Summer College. For more information, see Summer College

To see examples of last year's work and to receive updates, visit our Facebook page: UMass Amherst Pre-College Summer Design Academy.

In The News: The Summer Pre-College Academy Springfield Republican article from Summer 2011.