LAWRENCE — Does seven days of living, breathing and sleeping design as a Jayhawk sound like the best summer vacation? Then, it’s time to register for the 2018 KU Design Camp.
KU Design Camp is a pre-college summer program offered to high school students who are interested in design and are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year. Campers get the chance to explore the field, learn directly from award-winning faculty at the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) and enhance their creative portfolio from June 10-16.
“I think what makes this camp unique is that students get to 'do' design not just talk about it. It really prepares you for studying art and design in college,” said Jeremy Shellhorn, assistant professor in design.
Each day the campers will be engaged in two studio topics of their choice. The studios are taught by KU professors overseeing a project taught in one of their college-level courses. The topics cover a wide array of design interests in architecture, brand identity design, photography, 2-D animation, publication and packaging design.
“The students work with enthusiastic instructors in remarkable facilities on projects that build skill, teach problem-solving and help them take steps towards who they want to be,” said independent artist and design lecturer Kent Smith.
Throughout the week, current KU design students will serve as resident assistants, sharing their tricks of the trade and providing their insight about life as a design student at KU. The camp concludes with a gallery exhibition for families and guests to see what their campers created during their week at KU.
“Students work on projects from KU college-level courses taught by KU professors. The projects are a great way to start or enhance their creative portfolio,” said Outreach Coordinator April Czarnetzki.
To learn more about registration, camp fees and the overall experience, visit https://rockcha.lk/KUdes18reg
The KU design program began in 1921 and has been named “Best Design School” five times at the National Student Show in Dallas in recent years. The School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the following design programs: Illustration & Animation, Industrial Design, Photography, and Visual Communication Design.