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Design Projects Online (Ages 15-18, 1.0 College Credit)

Combine your creative interests in architecture, interior architecture, designed objects, and visual communication design with skills from drawing and drafting to research and ideation to execute your ideas. Learn about traditional design materials as well as Adobe software (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop). The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, virtual museum resources, time for self-directed work, and comprehensive faculty advising. You'll engage in discussions and critiques about a variety of design topics with a vibrant online community of students from throughout the country and around the world as you create portfolio-quality work for college admissions to art and design programs.

Students taking this course must be ages 15-18 and in their junior or senior year of high school. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to earn 1.0 college credit. 

"The Design Projects course was amazing, and it really allowed me to understand design and architecture from a new perspective. The content really enriched my design skills helping me learn from my peers and the amazing faculty (instructors) who taught the course." - Design Projects Online summer 2020 student

"This course really deepened my understanding of design and helped me explore programs, all of which can be used beyond the classroom. Overall, this class was very well organized and all of the assignments were meaningful." - Design Projects Online summer 2020 student

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Class meeting time 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room Online
Course number 2575
Course instructor Stephanie Surjan, David Joel Thomas