Summer is Starting with a Bang!
Registration is already closed for Summer 2013 sessions, but we'll be back next summer, opening registration again in March. Be sure to check back closer to that time to get all of the details, or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions beforehand or would like us to email you informaiton on DAAPcamps 2014.
Residential DAAPCamps Pre-College Experience
for High School Students
Classes are taught by DAAP faculty, professional guests and visiting artists, and are also staffed with current DAAPstudents as assistants.
Classes meets from 8 am-9 pm with a long break at dinner. An exhibit and celebration culminates the camp on saturday morning.
Room and board are provided in this residential camp experience, along with supervision by the DAAP student life director and her staff.
$1499 tuition inclusive/week
For full details, check out our PDF brochure.
Architecture and Interior Design
Architecture and Interior Design DAAPcamp is a week long immersive experience designed to introduce high school students to three aspects of architectural and interior design education at UC, the college atmosphere, the academic design process, and the design professional environment. Students will have the opportunity to experience the college atmosphere through living and working with peers that share their interests and become familiar with the campus and dormitory life. During the day, they will be involved in design studio projects at the top rated School of Architecture and Interior Design. Then in the evening, they will participate with DAAPcampers from other design disciplines in organized activities and events before returning to the dormitories for the night.
The design project explorations will introduce students to the design process and a variety of contemporary representation techniques such as sketching, drafting, and building physical and computer models of their design ideas. Students will receive individual attention from design faculty and graduate teaching assistants and the week will culminate in an exhibition and celebration of student work. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the professional world of Architecture and Interior Design through visiting design offices in the city and meeting with design professionals, giving them a better understanding of what architects and interior designers do in their day to day work environments. In addition, there will be field trips to significant contemporary and historic buildings for students to experience the varied and rich collection of architecture and interior design the city and campus have to offer.
Success in fashion design is based on a broad set of specialized skills perfected and applied over the years. In the DAAP program our students learn, develop and master these skills over five years, combined with hands on experience in the co-op program. During this weeklong course we introduce the student to key areas in fashion design, in which each day is designed to enlighten and engage the student in this design process. This opportunity instills a collaborative work ethic in communicating constructively, while offering a true preview of the college experience, and the DAAP way of life.
Graphic Communication Design:
Thinking + Making + Experiencing
Graphic Communication Designers build bridges that allow people to understand by using typography, motion, sound, color, symbols and images. Using these tools, they arrange them into messages in a simple, effective, and visually pleasing manner. Messages created by graphic communication designers will either need to persuade, inform, educate, or entertain a targeted audience for a specific purpose. Campers will use these same basic tools of visual communication (image, color, typography, composition, time, and interaction) in order to visually communicate messages through 2D and digital interactive media in order to solve peoples’ everyday problems. Additionally, campers will tour award-winning design firms specializing in areas ranging from packaging to interaction design.
Industrial Designers are innovators and communicators who are skilled at understanding user needs and translating this knowledge into new product and vehicle concepts. Professionals in this field focus on improving and adding value to the human experience, and quite literally make The World a better, easier to use place. Product and transportation designers work on a diverse range of products, from electronic devices to furniture, and from cars to transportation systems.
The summer 2014 Industrial Design DAAPcamp introduces teens to the dynamic profession of industrial design. Throughout the week we will engage in sessions with Industrial Design faculty and students to begin their journey to further development of drawing skills, learn about design procedures involved in creating and marketing innovative and useful products, and develop design concepts. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to hear lectures from and receive instruction from practicing designers, visit a local design firm and product manufacturer.
The goal of this week long camp is to provide prospective students with an introduction to the profession, an overview of the DAAP ID curriculum, and initial development of core skills that are requisite to becoming an effective and well-rounded industrial designer.
Not sure which creative field is the right one for you? Now DAAPcamps offers dailyDAAP—a sampler camp, providing DAAPcampers the opportunity to find out just a bit about a few of the many different disciplines offered here at DAAP. Learn about architecture, fine arts, fashion design, graphic communication design, and industrial design from professionals from our faculty and the creative fields.