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Exploring Graphic Design

July 11-17, 2021

Apply Online: The Westphal College Summer Programs Registration
(Application deposit required with application, payable with Credit Card)

ABOUT THE SUMMER PROGRAM

An exceptional one-week virtual program in graphic design taught by award-winning faculty, and open to high school students interested in learning about the creative world of visual communications. Through directed, virtual studio-based instruction, students will work on projects that explore design process, participate in critiques and discussion and create portfolio-ready work. These offerings will be supplemented by virtual studio tours and online field trips, speakers, and workshops designed to give students an introduction to the design experience and to get a sense of career opportunities in the ever-expanding discipline of graphic design.

About the Graphic Design Program

The Graphic Design program at Drexel prepares students to inform, persuade, educate, and entertain through the creative use of words and images. Graphic Design students learn to conceptualize, design, and produce visual communication in a wide variety of media, including books & magazines, posters, ads, packaging, websites, information systems, exhibition design and motion graphics.

Student graphic design work from Drexel's Graphic Design Pre-college summer program.

Student graphic design work from Drexel's Graphic Design Pre-college summer program.


 

General Information 

Eligibility: We welcome high school students who are at least 16 years of age who have completed their sophomore or junior year by July, prior to the start of the program. We encourage anyone who is excited about design to apply and we limit each program to 15 students.

Faculty: Students will be taught by Drexel faculty from the Department of Graphic Design in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

What will you bring home with you: Students who successfully complete the one-week program will receive a program certificate from Drexel University’s Graphic Design Department. You will also take away the foundation of a diverse student portfolio with original art and digital files along with a lot of career insights and happy memories, too.

Registration and Payment: You may apply by completing the online application, submitting a copy of your high school transcript, and your 300 word personal statement of interest.  Transcripts can be e-mailed to wbr24@drexel.edu.

A deposit of $300 is required with your application. Your deposit will be returned if you are not accepted into the program. Upon acceptance, your deposit is nonrefundable. The balance of $700 must be paid by June 1, 2021. A final balance payment form will be provided. No refunds will be made once the program begins.

Application, Registration, Payment: You may apply by completing the online application, submitting a copy of your high school transcript, and your 300 word personal statement of interest. Transcripts can be e-mailed to wbr24@drexel.edu or sent by mail to the address above.

Student graphic design work from Drexel's Graphic Design Pre-college summer program.

Student graphic design work from Drexel's Graphic Design Pre-college summer program.

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 commitment to explore design. We will limit the program to approximately 15 students. 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.

Questions? Call 215-895-1836 or e-mail Bill Rees at wbr24@drexel.edu