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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 16 – July 18, 2014

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

Friday, July 18, 2014 – 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.

Architecture – Milagros Zingoni
Industrial Design – Dosun Shin
Interior Design – José Bernardi
Landscape Architecture – Rebecca Fish-Ewan
Visual Communication – Michelle Fehler

Housing: Limited housing is available for out-of-state students who are enrolled at ASU for the fall 2014 semester. Please visit ASU's Guest and Conference Housing to make your reservations.

Eligibility: Incoming Design Freshman who are enrolled at Arizona State University for the fall 2014 semester. In addition, area high school students who have completed their junior year by July 2014 and will be high school seniors in August 2014.

Register: The deadline to register online for the Summer Design Primer is May 15, 2014.

Cost: $1,500 if paid on or before May 15, 2014 at 5 p.m.; $1,800 if paid between May 15 – June 13, 2014.
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.