Summer Courses

Learn from our World-renowned faculty and explore the exciting design district of downtown San Diego

Join us for a Summer Intersession courses designed to give participants a deep dive into exciting topics in architecture and design, while enjoying the beautiful summer in California.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is globally recognized for our world-renowned faculty, industry connections and inspiring urban campus community. Our campus lies in the heart of the San Diego design district close to leading design studios, rich art community and innovative companies. Whether you are exploring the downtown skyscrapers, visiting San Diego’s world-class museums, or soaking up the sun on the beach, there is plenty to keep you inspired during this summer.

Summer Intersession 2017

High School Design Experience
Program Dates: August 7th-10th, 2017
Program Fee: $750

Join us for a summer studio created for high school juniors and seniors who are seeking an opportunity to experience design school. Collaborate with other creative high school students and explore the city of San Diego while learning about design. We offer a four-day summer program combining hands on workshops, studios, field trips, guest speakers and special events.

California by Design
Program Dates: August 14th-24th, 2017
Program Fee: $1,500

California by Design is an integrative design studio where students are exposed to the West Coast region as a very specific context for design innovation. California is more than a place— it’s a lifestyle and worldwide it is known as the epicenter of innovation for action sports and hi-tech products and services. This studio will uncover what it means to be Californian by exploring its cultures, lifestyles and industries (such a surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, entertainment, and start-ups) and then examining their unique influences on fashion, behaviors and imaginations. Students will learn how the design of artifacts relates to built environments. They will also explore how design is influenced by California’s history, culture, environment and economic trends.

Register for NewSchool’s Summer 2017 Intersession programs.