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Making + Meaning (M+M)

Making + Meaning is a five-week summer program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture that introduces the principles of architecture in a hands-on exploration of spatial experimentation, design methodologies and the creative process.

During this intensive program, students survey and challenge the discipline's boundaries by drawing, making and constructing. Methodologies range from material experimentation to compositional strategies; from imagination to inhabitation.

Making + Meaning students meet leading thinkers in architecture, engage in open dialogue, delve into the city of Los Angeles' wealth of experimental architecture and produce a rich creative portfolio crystallizing their explorations.

The program derives its strength from the diverse backgrounds of its students. From those gauging their interest and curiosity in architecture, to those beginning an architectural degree, Making + Meaning is a platform for individual learning in a collective environment; an introduction to the discipline of architecture and a welcome to SCI-Arc's culture and community.

Admission for Making + Meaning is on a rolling basis until the program begins, however early application is recommended to secure a place in the program. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A $500 enrollment deposit is required upon acceptance in order to secure a place in the class. A limited number of scholarships are available each summer for the M+M program. Students wishing to apply for a scholarship for the M+M program must submit an additional scholarship statement and an official copy of their most recent academic transcripts in addition to the application materials listed below. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis beginning April 1, 2015. Early submission is recommended.

M+M Application Materials
– Online application form
– $25 application fee (non-refundable)
– Resume/Curriculum Vitae*
– Statement of interest*
– Two (2) to five (5) samples of creative work*
– TOEFL/IELTS score* (for international students only)
– Scholarship Statement* (to be considered for scholarship)
– Official Academic Transcripts* (to be considered for scholarship)

*All required application materials must be submitted electronically through SlideRoom.

For more details about the program, including courses, program timeline, faculty and scholarships, please visit the M+M Program Page.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at 213.356.5320 or


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July 13 - August 14, 2015

Completed application form
$25 application fee (non-refundable)

Submit through SlideRoom:
One-page statement of interest
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Samples of visual creative work (minimum two (2) to maximum five (5) pieces
TOEFL/IELTS score (for international students ONLY)
Scholarship Statement (to be considered for scholarship)
Official Academic Transcripts (to be considered for scholarship)

TUITION: $4,500
Other expenses:
Room & Board: not included
Materials (estimate): $200