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S1 Online: Design Projects (Topic: Architecture) (Ages 15-18)

In this course, you will learn about contemporary design with a focus on Architecture. Through collaborative work and one-on-one mentorship, students learn how architects develop design ideas, do research, draft and develop their projects and represent proposals. You’ll be introduced to using traditional materials as well as software such as Adobe, Rhino 3D or others. You will learn about contemporary designers and build design skills from drawing, drafting, researching, and ideation. The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, visiting artist presentations, online museum resources, as well as time for self-directed work and comprehensive faculty advising. You'll engage in discussions and critiques with a vibrant online community of other students from throughout the country and around the world, create portfolio-quality work and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs.

"The 1 on 1 sessions with the teachers were really helpful and I appreciate them for taking the time to really understand the students, their work and their specific styles, and guide them in the right direction. On top of that, they always kept the discussions interesting by being open in the discussions and talking about a variety of things, from college options to our designs in the class to our own passions." – Design Projects Online student

1.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $1,785
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded.

There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We're happy to help.

Option 1: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition. You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the full cost of tuition, at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Option 2: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Select this option if you would like to apply for merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Pay full tuition now.
Apply for merit scholarship/need-based financial aid and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1002
Course instructor David Thomas