Architecture Camp: Studio 2
Are you looking to apply to an architecture or design undergraduate program? Do you need to build a strong college-bound portfolio of creative work? Then join us for this seven-day intensive skill building course for students age 17 years or older. Studio 2 is designed to assist you in your preparation for admission to an architecture or design college. This learning opportunity is perfect for students wanting to explore the fields of architecture and design or seeking a gap-year opportunity to broaden their personal experience.
The students in this program will be exposed to traditional elements of the first-year studio foundation, typical of courses required in architecture, design and the visual arts. The intended outcome of this course is to assist students in the creation of three projects suitable for a college-bound portfolio. Students will explore 2D and 3D design problems and mediums as well as craft and critique. Instructors will introduce the students to many of the vocabulary, processes and skills needed to be successful in the visual arts and architectural professions.
Students applying to this program will need to communicate through their application materials an existing base of skills in one or more art mediums. Digital (CD) or printed portfolios should be submitted with your application to this program. The instructor for this course is Aron Temkin, Dean of Architecture at Norwich University.
- Fallingwater, an iconic building and teaching tool, will be utilized to inspire students
- Creation of three strong college-bound portfolio projects
- Familiarization of creative and critique process
- Exploration of architecture and design professions
- Rich scholarly discussions
Dates and Tuition:
Early admission applications must be postmarked by March 31
Standard applications must be postmarked by April 30
Residency dates are: July 9 – 16
Tuition, room and board: $1300
Early admission discount: $200
Please include a statement in the application defining your financial need. Fallingwater will consider all requests for financial assistance on a case-by-case evaluation once admission has been granted.
Student residents live dormitory-style at the Kirkpatrick House at High Meadow, a split-level house located on the scenic Bear Run Nature Reserve, within walking distance from Fallingwater. The highlands setting, with unsurpassed views of nearby Laurel Ridge will recharge your creativity. We hold classes at the adjacent open-air studio and on-site at Fallingwater. Meals are prepared locally and feature seasonal ingredients.
All students who have a digital or printed visual arts portfolio and have completed their junior or senior year in high school are eligible to apply. We limit enrollment to 10 students each year.
We are currently accepting applications for Architecture Camp: Studio 2.
- Early admission applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2013
- All applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2013
Your application must include the following information:
- Name/address/phone/email address
- Parents' names/work or day phone/email address
- School name/address/principal's and sponsoring teacher's name. If you have been accepted to an undergraduate school, include the name and contact information.
- A cover letter, introducing yourself, your interests, and how you discovered our program.
- A 300-word essay, describing your current and future aspirations in the fields of architecture, design and the visual arts. Pay particular care to describe the type of past, current and future explorations that you feel are critical in your development as a student of the creative arts and how this residency experience will benefit you.
- A digital or printed copy of your existing visual arts portfolio must be mailed with your application materials. (Note: only applications containing both essays and portfolio will be considered)
- Two letters of recommendation from sponsoring teachers or adults who know of your interest in architecture and the visual arts (these may be mailed separately).
Education Programs Coordinator
PO Box R
Mill Run, PA 15464
Questions and Additional Information:
Contact Jennifer Hiebert, Educational Programs Coordinator at 724-329-7826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.