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Summer Design Primer

The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers a summer introductory course focused on the design disciplines of architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, and visual communication design. The Summer Design Primer is designed to help you explore and succeed in your design education at Arizona State University. The course will introduce basic design skills such as: sketching, interpretation and visual organization of information, creative thinking, model construction, spatial thinking and adobe creative suite.


Dates: June 15 – July 17, 2015

Time:  Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 3 p.m. – Final exhibit of students

Location: The Design School on the ASU Tempe campus, 810 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287.
Design North Building

Faculty: Students will be provided dedicated design studio space where they will work closely with design faculty.

Week 1 (June 15–19): Architecture - Philip Horton, Philip.Horton@asu.edu
Week 2 (June 22–26): Landscape Architecture - Paul Coseo, Paul.Coseo@asu.edu
Week 3 (June 29–July 2): Industrial Design - Dosun Shin, Dosun.Shin@asu.edu
Week 4 (July 6–10): Visual Communication Design - Michelle Fehler, michelle.fehler@asu.edu
Week 5: (July 13–17): Interior Design - Jose Bernardi, Jose.Bernardi@asu.edu

Housing: Limited housing is available for out-of-state students who are enrolled at ASU for the fall 2015 semester. Please Inform The Design School if housing is needed and our department will sign you up to stay with ASU’s Guest and Conference Housing to make your reservations. Deadline to to register for conference housing is May 1, 2015.

Eligibility: Incoming Design Freshman who are enrolled at Arizona State University for the fall 2015 semester. In addition, area high school students who have completed their junior year by July 2015 and will be high school seniors in August 2015.

Register: The deadline to register online for the Summer Design Primer is May 15, 2015.

Cost: $1,500 if paid on or before May 15, 2015 at 5 p.m.; $1,800 if paid between
May 15 – June 12, 2015.
Cost includes: classes and seminars; supplies and materials; field trips; use of computer resources and library, the opportunity to interact with design professionals, design faculty, and local design professionals; the opportunity to become familiar with the ASU campus and to meet other freshmen interested in design.