Pre-College Summer Program

Pre-College Summer Program

The Pre-College program consists of two-week in-person workshops in architecture, building construction, industrial design, or music technology. Hosted by the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology, this program provides the opportunity to engage with our world-class faculty from Georgia Tech's community and current students and give high-school (rising juniors and rising seniors) students insight into what it is like to study at one of the Schools in the College of Design.



  • Architecture Session I & II, and Waitlist: Full 
  • Indsutrial Design Session I & II: Full 


  • Age Requirement: Student must be a rising Junior or Senior in High School 
  • Application Requirements:
    • Application
    • Transcripts (Unofficial)
    • Short Essay
  • Students are required to stay on campus for the duration of the program
  • Deadline: Admissions for this program are conducted on a rolling basis, and registration will be closed once the class reaches its full capacity.


*Springboard's Pre-College Program is independent and has no affiliation with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Programs (choose one discipline):

  • Architecture 
  • Industrial Design 
  • Music Technology

Dates: June 16, 2024 - June 28, 2024

  • Check-In Date: June 16, 2024
  • Program Duration: June 17, 2024 - June 27, 2024
  • Final Reception Celebration (Family and friends are welcome!) and Check-Out: June 28, 2024

Programs (choose one discipline):

  • Architecture 
  • Industrial Design 
  • Building Construction 

Dates: July 7, 2024 - July 19, 2024

  • Check-In Date: July 7, 2024
  • Program Duration: July 8, 2024 - July 18, 2024
  • Final Reception Celebration (Family and friends are welcome!) and Check-Out: July 19, 2024

Deposit (upon acceptance): $250

Program Fee Includes:

  • Room & Board 
  • Meals
  • All Supplies and Materials
  • Activities

Total: $2,300

The Difference of Design at Georgia Tech

The College of Design's academic approach is more dynamic than other design programs based on fine arts. While our students and our faculty have strong foundations in the traditional industries of architecture, building construction,  industrial design, and music technology, at Georgia Tech they regularly collaborate with engineers, computer scientists, and entrepreneurs. Our Pre-College Program focuses on the symbiotic relationship between technology, design, and construction. 

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Come join us for an energetic immersion into the field of design and making where students will interact with professors, current students, recent graduates, and local practitioners.

Our Pre-College summer experience provides hands-on experience in drawing and making to test design ideas for an architectural project. Participants will understand the path to a career in architecture, as well as leave with a design project ready for inclusion in their own portfolio.

We are offering 2 sessions of the architecture workshop.

Construction Science and Management (formerly known as Building Construction)

This program demonstrates that careers in the construction industry go beyond muddy construction sites. There are many career paths possible with a degree in Construction that leverage emerging technologies, project management skills, and provide employment opportunities beyond the field.

For two action-packed weeks, we offer hands-on building activities, construction site visits (in person and through immersive virtual-reality), meetings with industry leaders, and tons of practice with drones, laser scanners, 3D printing, Augmented/Virtual Reality, and robots! Learn how to use REVIT and other computer software to model a building and take home a 3D print of your own design-build project’s miniature replica as a souvenir.

Industrial Design

Industrial Designers design the products we use every day! Appliances, phones, tools, bikes, and many more products emerge through the creative thinking and making of Industrial Designers.

Explore the possibilities of this exciting career in our in-person camp. Students will enjoy drawing and modeling to test design ideas, along with learning about local industrial design firms on their way to making their very own consumer product.

Music Technology

Music technologists imagine new inventions for, new ways of listening to, and new ways of playing music.

The Music Technology Pre-College program explores ways we create and experience music. In addition to music production, we explore machine learning, music information retrieval systems, immersive audio environments, and performance technologies. We study the use of popular software and hardware in music creation, manipulation, and what future developments are on the horizon.

International Students

We welcome students from all around the world to our program! While our program is non-credit-bearing and does not process student visas, we happily accommodate students requiring a visa, regardless of the type. Ensure you have the appropriate visa for your country, and feel free to join us with any valid visa. Don't forget to showcase your conversational English skills through your transcripts. We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse and inclusive learning environment!

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