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Georgia Tech College of Design

Formerly known as the College of Architecture

Pre-College Summer Programs

High school students learn to sketch in the Pre-College studio.

Be the Future of Design Pre-College studios are 2-week residential workshops offered by the College of Design at Georgia Institute of Technology. The curriculum provides high school students interested in industrial design, architecture, and music technology the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a student here in the College of Design.

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Program Fee

Tuition to participate in the 2-week program is $2300 (includes housing, all meals, field trips, supplies and social activities).

Limited scholarships are available for students who display both academic merit and financial need. Students interested in a scholarship must indicate this on their application. In addition to the summer studio application, scholarship applicants must submit the Scholarship Application Sheet in addition to the program application.

Choose From Three Programs

A robot shaves the face of a quadroplegic man.

Architecture Studio

Have you always been curious about architecture? Are you interested in learning how to use emerging technologies to design buildings?

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.

James Hallam from the Interactive Product Development Lab displays the haptic gloves he invented.

Industrial Design Studio

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.

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

All will leave with a new understanding of this exciting profession, and a design project ready for inclusion in their own portfolio.

A student creates music through virtual reality technology.

Music Technology Program

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.

Each student will have the opportunity to create projects suitable for their own portfolio