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Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to architecture and design.

Participants are offered the opportunity to explore careers in architecture and design or simply satisfy deep curiosities about how products, buildings, and environments are designed and made.

The culmination of the DID program is a one-day comprehensive portfolio workshop, which is designed to introduce beginning design students to the concepts, techniques, and strategies necessary to complete a successful design portfolio.

Registration Process:

Admission for Design Immersion Days is on a rolling basis until capacity is reached. Early application is highly recommended to secure a place. A $25 dollar application fee is required to apply. Upon acceptance an additional $350 non-refundable enrollment deposit is required in order to secure a place in the class.

Scholarship support is available for students whose family income qualifies them to receive financial aid. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit all required application and scholarship materials no later than May 15, 2018. The $350 enrollment deposit will be waived for students who are awarded a scholarship for the program.

A workshop participant presenting her project to Sci-Arc faculty
A workshop participant presenting her project to Sci-Arc faculty

The DID program tuition will cover lunch, supplies and transportation to and from weekly fieldtrips. SCI-Arc does not offer housing for the duration of the DID program; therefore students will need to arrange for housing on their own. Design Immersion Days is open to international students who score a minimum of a 92 on the TOEFL. SCI-Arc does not issue I-20’s for students attending the Design Immersions Days program. International students attending this workshop will be responsible for acquiring their own visa for the duration of the program.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $3,350 (includes lunch, field trips, course materials, and studio kit)
Other expenses: accommodations not included

*Full scholarships available, based on need

DID Application Materials
  • Online application form ($25 application fee)
  • Personal Statement
  • TOEFL/IELTS score (for international students only)
  • Counselor Recommendation Form* (to be considered for scholarships)
  • Copy of high school transcripts with GPA listed (to be considered for scholarships)
two girls and three boys jumping in excitement
two girls and three boys jumping in excitement