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Digital Fabrication Workshop

Digital Fabrication Workshop for High School Students

July 24 - August 4, 2017

    About the program

    Digital Fab Program Information  

    Digital Fabrication Workshop will provide aspiring design students an immersive experience in digital design and fabrication. The two-week workshop give students hands on experience in 3D digital modeling, 3D digital scanning, 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC routing within Drexel University’s state of the art digital fabrication lab.

    Students will engage in several assignments that will guide them through a design process, where they will see their own ideas and designs come to life.

    Instruction in various methods and techniques of digital design that work across many different design disciplines will appeal to students interested in studying a variety of types of design including industrial design, product design, architecture, and mechanical engineering. 

    With the completion of our Digital Fabrication Workshop, students will be well experienced in digital fabrication and will leave with several portfolio ready projects.

    Program Format 

    Digital Fab About One

    Classes: Classes will run Monday through Friday between the hours 9:30am – 4:30pm, with one lunch break.

    Closing Reception: The program is capped by a reception the evening of the last day of the program. Students who complete the two-week program will receive a program certificate.

    Facilities: Drexel offers state-of-the-art digital fabrication equipment including micro and small-scale tools geared toward model making and small-scale prototyping. In addition the Lab has three Universal Laser Cutters, a range of 3D printers, 3D scanners, and a CNC router.

    Meal Plan: Drexel will provide you with lunch every day during your two-week program.

    Health Services: You are required to submit proof of health insurance prior to the start of the program.

    Housing: This summer program is designed as a commuter program therefore supervised residential housing is not offered. We can make recommendations for accommodations on or near Drexel's campus. Both options require a parent to stay overnight with the student if they are under the age of 18.

    1. Drexel On-Campus Dorm Accommodations: Short-term housing available to students and their parents in a Drexel Residence Hall. For more information visit: Summer Conference Housing
    2. The University City Sheraton Hotel: This hotel is walking distance to our campus. Phone (215) 387-8000 or visit University City Sheraton
    3. The Study hotel:  A new hotel on Drexel's campus.  Phone (215) 387-1400 or visit The Study


    Digital Fab About

    We welcome mature high school students, at least 15-18 years old, who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school by July.

    Apply by submitting the following items:

    • Your high school transcript; official or unofficial transcript.

    A $300 deposit must be included with your application. Acceptable forms of payment are Check or Money Order, or Credit Card (use with online application only).

    All applications will be reviewed upon completion and applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. Students who are not accepted into the program will receive a full refund of their $300 application deposit.

    Upon acceptance, we will mail an information package to you and your family with additional program information and, of course, more forms to complete. The $300 deposit will be credited towards the full tuition cost. Upon acceptance, your deposit is non-refundable. The balance of $1,700 will be due by July 1. 

    All items must be clearly labeled and mailed to:

    ATTN: Summer Program Coordinator
    Drexel University
    URBN Center, 71-1A10C
    3501 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    How soon will you hear from us? All applications will be reviewed as we receive them and applicants will be notified within 3 weeks from receipt. Admissions decisions are based upon academic preparation and a commitment to learn. We will mail an acceptance letter and an information package to you and your family with additional program information, and of course, more forms to complete. Enrollment is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis upon review and acceptance of the application.


    Dig Fab About Two

    The tuition of $2,000 includes:
    • Classes and lectures with Drexel faculty.
    • One lunch meal per day.
    • Supplies and materials.
    • Closing reception for students and parents.
    • Tuition does not include student health care coverage. All students must provide proof of insurance in order to enroll in the summer program.