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  1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Discovering New York City Architecture: A Foundation in Design, Theory, and Practice

Architecture is about the making of places where people spend their lives. Architects are not only concerned with the exterior and interior design of a building, but also the environment as a whole. This online course introduces the theory and practice of architecture, from the ancient world through today, with emphasis on Western tradition. Then, look ahead to cutting-edge and future concepts in the field, including sustainability. Through lectures, exercises, and workshops, explore architectural products within their formal, structural, and functional contexts and gain an understanding of how physical and cultural determinants of architecture relate to their environment. This pre-college course is perfect for high school students who are considering majors or careers in architecture and design.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in a career in architecture or design

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of architectural products within their formal, structural, and functional contexts
  • An introduction to the theory and practice of architecture, from the ancient world through today
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

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Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule

Deadlines

Application is now closed! We look forward to posting Summer 2023 information in early January 2023.

Application Requirements and Fees

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