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Westphal

Design, Arts, and Media Summer Institutes

Film & Television

Our Film and Television program is designed to explore cinematic storytelling through a one-week intensive course. By working with Drexel faculty and professional equipment, students will not only learn how to make a film, but why particular choices are made. By focusing on shot composition, mise-en-scène, screen direction, and continuity, students will better understand visual storytelling in both the film and television industries. The course is designed to both welcome novice filmmakers and grow experienced film students.

Dates July 15–July 19, 2019
Residential No (Commuter Program only)
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at westphal.admissions@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Dance as a Healing Art

Dance as a Healing Art is a one-week non-residential program designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the intersections of technique, choreographic process, and dance as a healing art. Each day will consist of two technique classes, a seminar on careers in dance, the choreographic process, and choreographic work time. The week will end with a culminating performance.

Dates July 14–July 19, 2019
Residential No (Commuter Program Only)
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility High school students who are 14–18 years old
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at westphal.admissions@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Discovering Architecture

For two stimulating weeks, students can come live on our campus and explore the fields of architecture and interior design. Participants will choose an area of study and collaborate in cross-disciplinary studios, as well as gain an understanding of each program and the ways they inform each other to further enhance individual projects. Drexel's professional full-time faculty of architecture and interior design teach the summer programs in studios and labs used by our very own students with coursework drawn from our undergraduate curriculum. The program includes sketching, drawing, designing, and model making along with professional guest lectures to produce a project that can be added to any portfolio. Field trips provide an insider's look at professional design firms to see firsthand the types of projects they work on and how they work in partnership with other disciplines to create built environments. Students will visit significant buildings and cultural centers in Philadelphia. Best of all, they will get to know Drexel and the Westphal College experience. 

Dates July 14–July 27, 2019
Residential Residential and Commuter options
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at architecture@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Industrial Design

Come explore the areas of industrial design and making at Drexel University. This two-week commuter workshop will expose you to a range of possibilities within digital design including 3D printing, 3D modeling, laser cutting, and CNC routing. Students will attend classes taught by Drexel faculty members in our Hybrid Lab, and have visits to sites in Philadelphia that will inspire and enhance the workshop experience. In addition, while working closely with an instructor, students will try their hand at designing prototypes and models. This program is perfect for innovators who have considered industrial design, product design, or product development. It will provide participants with hands-on experiences that allow them to bring their own ideas and designs to life.

Dates

July 15–July 19, 2019 (Week One)

July 22–July 26, 2019 (Week Two, optional)

Residential Commuter
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility High school students, ages 14–18 years old
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at westphal.admissions@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Discovering Interior Design

For two stimulating weeks, students can come live on Drexel's campus and explore the fields of architecture and interior design. Students will choose an area of study and collaborate in cross-disciplinary studios, as well as gain an understanding of each program and the ways they inform each other to further enhance their projects. Drexel's professional full-time faculty of architecture and interior design teach the summer programs in studios and labs used by our very own students with coursework drawn from our undergraduate curriculum. The program includes sketching, drawing, designing, and model making along with professional guest lectures to produce a project that can be added to a portfolio. Field trips provide an insider's look at professional design firms to see firsthand the types of projects they work on and how they work in partnership with other disciplines to create built environments. Students will visit significant buildings and cultural centers in Philadelphia. Best of all, they will get to know Drexel and the Westphal College experience. 

Dates July 14–July 27, 2019
Residential Residential and Commuter options
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at amt42@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Merchandising: Reimagining the Business of Fashion

For one exciting week, come live on Drexel's campus and explore hands-on the field of fashion merchandising. Students will learn from a carefully designed curriculum consisting of lessons, activities, and field trips. The experience is taught by the highly regarded Fashion Merchandising program. Faculty members all have extensive experience in various aspects of the fashion industry. Students will work individually and in teams to complete a variety of projects. This unique opportunity will immerse participants in the world of fashion while offering a preview of the college experience. During the program, students can visit some of Philadelphia's top cultural attractions, eat at several Philly restaurants, and visit corporate headquarters of fashion companies in the Philadelphia area. Best of all, students will get to know Drexel and the Westphal College experience.

Dates July 7–July 13, 2019
Residential Residential
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at westphal.admissions@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Fashion Design: Innovation and Transformation

For one week, come live on Drexel's campus and explore hands-on the field of fashion design. Students will attend a carefully designed curriculum consisting of lectures, demonstrations, studio work, activities, and field trips. Faculty members all have extensive experience in various aspects of the fashion industry. Participants will research concepts, develop ideas through sketching, and use innovative technology to produce a variety of sample projects that can help develop a fashion portfolio. This unique opportunity will immerse students in the world of fashion while offering a true preview of the college experience. During the program, students can visit local fashion studios and go on field trips to discover cultural attractions in the Philadelphia area. Best of all, students will get to know Drexel and the Westphal College experience.

Dates July 14–July 20, 2019
Residential Residential
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.

Graphic Design

The Graphic Design program at Westphal College of Media Arts & Design offers an exceptional one-week intensive residential program in graphic design taught by award-winning faculty, and it is open to high school students interested in learning about the vast creative world of visual communication. Hands-on studio classes include projects and critique leading to portfolio-ready work. Studio classes are supplemented by cultural field trips; guest presentations by faculty, industry professionals and alumni; special events; and more. This program is designed to give students a chance to help build their portfolios and get a sense of career opportunities in graphic design.

Dates July 7–July 13, 2018
Residential Residential
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at westphal.admissions@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Music Industry Summer Program

Drexel's Music Industry Summer program is an intensive one-week commuter program for high school students serious about acquiring a head start on understanding the basics and nuances of this incredibly competitive and energetic industry.

Dates July 14–July 19, 2019
Residential No (Commuter Program only)
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at westphal.admissions@drexel.edu or 215.895.1834.

Photography

The one-week residential Photography workshop will be an intensive exploration of the many facets that make up photography in the 21st century. We will cover all main areas of the medium with one- to two-day intensive lessons. We will begin in the studio covering the workflow of lighting both still life and portraits. Then we will move into our state-of-the-art digital labs where we will learn how to harness the full power of Photoshop and make large prints from the prior two days in the studio. Finally, we will spend two days in the darkroom exploring the alchemy that makes traditional photography such a magical process. We will also go on a field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to visit their Prints and Photographs collections where students will see, firsthand, prints made by the masters of the medium. Finally, the workshop will culminate with an exhibition of the work produced by the students, which parents and the public will be invited to attend to view.

Dates July 7–July 13, 2019
Residential Residential
Cost For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's Pre-College Programs website or contact us at photog@drexel.edu or 215.895.5869.