Cornell University's award-winning Summer College Programs for High School Students offers talented high school students the opportunity to experience campus life, earn college credits, and study with leading Cornell faculty members. Programs in Summer College include Introduction to Architecture and Art as Experience.
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Introduction to Architecture
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to take this six-week, 6-credit intensive program. Mornings are spent in lectures, given by Cornell faculty and visitors, that introduce topics such as architectural history, landscape architecture, cultural and environmental concerns, and construction systems. Afternoons and evenings are spent in the design studio.
Rigorous individual instruction from architecture faculty prepares participants for their final project, which they'll be able to add to their portfolio. Program highlights include field trips and a hands-on introduction to computer-aided design.
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Art as Experience
Art as Experience is an introductory course that expands a student's understanding of the ideas and practices of art today. Studio projects will introduce a broad range of media from drawing and collage to digital photography and video installation. Students will explore and respond to resources at Cornell and the course will be supplemented with readings, critiques, and field trips. The course will culminate in an exhibition where students will be responsible for the organization and installation of self-directed art.
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