Design Workshop
Session 1: June 18-23
Session 2: July 9-14Session Full

Auburn University's Design Workshop offers an engaging program for rising 9th – 12th grade students interested in a professional career in design. Hosted by the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction's School of Industrial and Graphic Design, this week-long resident camp offers an intensive design experience beginning with the identification of a design problem and rapidly progresses through idea generation, concept development, and exploratory prototyping.

Each day is filled with practical, hands-on design activities, technical demonstrations, and in-depth instruction. Foundation skills such as sketching, rendering, and prototyping are emphasized throughout the week as participants develop their solution to the issue at hand. Working in dedicated studio spaces, participants have access to photo, computer, and prototype fabrication labs.

Faculty, staff, and student assistants from Auburn University's School of Industrial and Graphic Design provide individual attention and guidance to each participant. Workshop leaders are recognized for their desire to communicate with young people and to share their knowledge of design. Departmental faculty members hold degrees and have professional experience in the fields of: industrial design, graphic design, architecture, and business. The faculty's diverse background ensures that participants receive a broad perspective on design.

Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

This camp is intended for rising 9th – 12th grade students.

HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.

FACILITIES:

Participants will spend most of their time in Wallace Hall and will gain an immediate appreciation for the vibrant creativity and innovation in our industrial and graphic design studios. One of the oldest programs in the nation, Industrial Design's graduate and undergraduate programs are ranked in the top ten degree programs nationally by DesignIntelligence.

Chris Arnold
Chris Arnold

Chris's professional experience comes from working in the architecture, communicative environment, and product design industries. In addition he is principle of DesignForesight, a design consulting and visualization firm that he founded in 2002.

Previous teaching experience includes course design and implementation responsibilities within large corporate training programs as well as with the Master of Science in Architecture at Mississippi State University. Professor Arnold currently teaches second year design studios and lectures at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels.

Research interests include the development of artifact documentation and knowledge management techniques within the design process, the cross-disciplinary application of design methodology in “non-design” fields such as business, and the integration of design methods within K-12 education.

Tuition is $785 per person and covers all instruction, housing, meals, transportation fees, and recreational activities. Enrollment will be limited to 24 students so register early.

For commuter option please call 334-844-5817.

NOTE: Session II of this camp is currently FULL but we do have a waitlist that you can sign up for. Should a spot become available, we will contact those on the waitlist in the order their signup was received.

Auburn Youth Programs Registration Process:

Before you register for camp, here is a layout of the full registration process as well as a few tips/tricks to help you along the way!

  1. Click the “Register Now” button at the bottom of the Registration Tab.
  2. Once redirected, please fully complete the Summer Camp Form Packet for your child
    • Please note that all fields are required
    • You will be prompted to upload a front & back picture of your health insurance card. At the end of the camp forms, you will come to a statement about payment for camp. Payment (either down payment or full) must be made within 24hrs to reserve your child’s spot in camp. If no payment is received within 24hrs, your child will be removed from the camp roster. If you are making the down payment, please call our office for assistance.
    • The completion of the Summer Camp Form Packet will take approximately 10-15 minutes
  3. Once you have submitted your Summer Camp Form Packet, you will be redirected to make payment via our online secure portal.
    • If you are new to camps at Auburn University, you will need to create a payment account.
      1. On the main page, click the button “Enroll Someone Else”
      2. At the bottom of the new page, click “Create Account”
      3. Please enter your child’s information with your e-mail
      4. Once complete, click “Add Account”
      5. You will be prompted to enter your e-mail again & confirm your information
      6. Next, make sure the registration fee is selected & click “Proceed to Checkout”
      7. Finally – enter in your credit card information to make payment
        Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
    • If you are a returner, please use the account you already created from a previous summer to log in. If you need help, please call our office for assistance.
      1. Use your existing e-mail and password to login
      2. Next, make sure the registration fee is selected & click “Proceed to Checkout”
      3. Finally – enter in your credit card information to make payment.
        Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

At any time during the registration process, if you run into a problem or have a question, please call our registration office at (334) 844 – 5100 or e-mail us at auyouth@auburn.edu. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45am to 4:45pm CST.

Session 1: Register Now

Session 2: Wait List Sign-up

Last Updated: May 5, 2017