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Summer Programs

April 14, 2010

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Each summer the college offers a selection of summer programs for high school students looking to get an early jump on the college experience.  These two-week intensive programs in Music Industry, Fashion, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design and now Product Design offer high schoolers an opportunity to develop their skills, work alongside industry professionals and take trips to studios, showrooms and, of course, some of Philadelphia's endless array of cultural institutions. Most programs will have students sketching and developing prototypes of products similar to ‘deliverables’ professional designers create. Music Industry students spend time in our five recording studios learning about music production along with the ins and outs of the touring business and music licensing.

Our summer programs bring in industry specialists to lecture or work alongside students.  Architecture and Interior designers take trips to many of Philadelphia’s iconic buildings, sculptures and spaces.  All students gain valuable hands-on experience working with the latest computer-aided design, prototyping and drawing programs.  And, before leaving, students will work on a final project, whether it’s a product prototype in Product Design, a portable shelter in Architecture and Interiors, or fashion sketches and marketing plans for lifestyle products in Fashion and Design & Merchandising. Each program immerses students in the day to day experience they’ll encounter in college.  The programs are a big hit each year, so make your reservations today by contacting Tia McNair at 215-895-1834 or

For more information on our summer programs click here.