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Industrial Design

July 15th - July 19th

July 22nd - July 26th (Optional)  

Industrial Design  Summer Program 

A Commuter Program

Apply Online (PROGRAM FULL) (Application deposit required with application, payable with Credit Card)


    About the program

    Digital Fab Program Information  

    The Industrial Design & Making Workshop will provide aspiring design students with an immersive experience in digital design. The workshop will give students a 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 workshop, students will be well experienced in industrial design and making and will leave with several portfolio ready projects.

    Week 1 - July 15th –July 19th 

    The first week of The Industrial Design & Making Workshop will provide aspiring design students with an immersive experience in digital design.  Students will get 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. 

    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.

    Week 2 - July 22nd –July 26th (Optional)

    The second week of The Industrial Design & Making Workshop will focus on the design process. Students will be lead through a series of design exercises that cover everything from ideation, prototyping to the fabrication of a functioning product.  With the completion of our workshop, students will be well experienced in industrial design and making and will leave with several portfolio ready projects.

    Tuition for the Industrial Design & Making Workshop is $800 for one week, or $1500 for both weeks.

    Tuition includes all tools, supplies, and daily lunch.


    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  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 one-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 from our campus. Phone (215) 387-8000 or visit University City Sheraton
    3. The Study hotel: On Drexel's campus.  Phone (215) 387-1400 or visit The Study

    Registration 

    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.  Transcripts can be e-mailed to eps49@drexel.edu or mailed to the address below. 
    • Online Application with $300 application deposit

    A $300 deposit must be included with your application. Acceptable forms of payment are Credit Card.  If you would like to pay with a check or money order please contact Erik Sundquist at 215.895.2334 or eps49@drexel.edu to make those arrangements. 

    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 $500 for one week and the the balance of $1200 for two weeks will be due by June 21st. 

    All items must be clearly labeled and e-mailed or mailed to:

    ATTN: Erik Sundquist
    Drexel University
    URBN Center, Bldg. 71-105B
    3501 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    E-mail items to: eps49@drexel.edu

    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.


    Tuition 

    Dig Fab About Two

     Tuition is $800 for week 1 (one week) or $1500 for weeks 1 and 2 (two weeks) 

    The tuition 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.

    Questions? Call 215-895-0239 or e-mail Erik Sundquist at or eps49@drexel.edu