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Georgia Tech College of Design

Formerly known as the College of Architecture

Pre-College Summer Programs

Be the Future of Design

Be the Future of Design Pre-College studios are 2-week 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.

While students are not required to live on campus, we do offer a residential portion of the program. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.


Session 1: June 19th-June 30th – Architecture, Music Technology
Session 2: July 10th-July 21st- Architecture, Industrial Design

Pre-College Architecture Studio

Have you always been curious about architecture? Do you want to be part of teams designing buildings of the future? 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 will provide hands-on experience in drawing and making to test design ideas for an architectural project. Campers will leave with an understanding of the path to a career in architecture, as well as a design project ready for inclusion in their own portfolio. We’ll have a seat waiting for you.


From the 2016 Architecture Camp

Pre-College 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 this exciting career in our hands-on camp.

Together we’ll explore why everyday objects are made the way they are. Campers 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.


Pre-College Music Technology Studio

The Georgia Tech Music Recording and Mixing Camp is designed for students entering grades 9-12 to explore and enhance their understanding of the world of Studio Recording. Each camper will develop skill sets in music recording, mixing and sequencing. They will also learn real life studio experiences from professional engineers and producers. In addition, students will be exposed to a variety of other Music Technology modules including Machine Listening, Performance Technologies and Music Information Retrieval.

Topics include: recording a band, microphone techniques, signal processing, MIDI sequencing, sound design, music for film, live sound reinforcement, robotic musicianship.

Students will have access to their projects for inclusion in their own portfolio.


Watch one of our Music Technology students giving an impromptu performance
at the Women in Music Technology fall concert