All NewSchool students will receive a 10% tuition discount for enrolling in the following courses this Summer:

  • Minors Courses* for:
    • Construction Management
    • Interior Architecture & Design
    • Product Design
    • Graphic Design & Interactive Media
    • Architecture

* Discount is available on Minors courses if Minor is declared

  • The Software Skill Building Series**:
    • Beginning REVIT
    • Advanced REVIT
    • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

**A survey of employers who hire NewSchool graduates reported that they actively seek graduates with software skills taught in these courses.

The minor in Construction Management is a total of 17–19 credit hours:

CM153 Introduction to Construction Management & Team Building
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Dennis Selke
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 5:00 PM
  • End Time: 6:20 PM
  • Description: This course is an introduction to the construction industry, the various types of construction, and the roles of the different professions involved. A brief description of the construction process is also provided. Students analyze the characteristics of an effective team model, review the role of a construction manager in the building team, and study the various career paths available to the construction management graduate.

CM201 Construction Graphics & Documents
Credits: 5

  • Instructor: Steve Clayton
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 2:50 PM
  • Start Time: 3:00 PM
  • End Time: 3:50 PM
  • Description: This course covers basic skills and techniques required to produce construction contract documents that conform to current building codes and standards, including working drawings, specifications, bid documents, addenda, and change orders

CM306 Fundamentals of Construction Scheduling
Credits: 5

  • Instructor: Ron Sutliff
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: T
  • Start Time: 4:00 PM
  • End Time: 6:50 PM
  • Description: Various methods of calculating the construction schedule will be addressed and implications of scheduling changes will be considered. Students will have some exposure to the critical path method using manual and computer-aided models

CM352 Construction Finance & Accounting
Credits: 4

  • Instructor: Momo Savovic
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 6:30 PM
  • End Time: 8:20 PM
  • Description: In this course, the student will study general business, accounting, and financial principles, as well as engineering economics, and how to adapt them to the unique characteristics of the construction industry. The course covers all of the key financial management principles needed by construction managers, addressing how they are applied in the construction industry and how they interact. Students learn how to account for the company’s financial resources, how to manage the costs and profits of a construction company, how to manage the company’s cash flows, how to evaluate different sources of funding a company’s cash needs, and how to quantitatively analyze financial decisions.

For the minor in Interior Architecture & Design, students must take all 4 classes listed below for a minimum of 15 credits:

DES595F Special Topic: Design Summer Studio
Credits: 6

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 1:50 PM
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • End Time: 5:50 PM
  • Description: The studio class explores design thinking and the design process as it applies to the creation of innovative experiences in the area of retail, exhibition or cultural experiences. The studio project involves design of interiors, products and digital media solutions as integrated elements of the experience.

ID213 Lighting Design
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Anjum Razvi
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: R
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 3:50 PM
  • Description: Students are introduced to lighting-design vocabulary, sources, systems, and luminaires. They will complete basic illumination calculations for interior lighting based on understanding human behaviors and social needs. Designs will be investigated for light as a form-giver to interiors as students integrate lighting with design of interior environments. Day lighting will be discussed as it relates to electric lighting. Virtual visits from lighting designers/educators from other cultures and countries will connect students to a global understanding of lighting design.

ID595C Special Topic: Space Planning for Interiors
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Denise Homme
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: T
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 3:50 PM
  • Description: The course introduces design thinking and the design process as it specifically relates to the organization and use of interior environments. Topics of focus include interior design programming, human anthropometrics and ergonomics, end-user needs and experience, and the use of schematics and ideation in the development and presentation of a space planning concept.

CDES110 Design Thinking
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Format: Asynchronous
  • Description: In this course, students examine design thinking methodologies, processes and tools, they explore design thinking theories, and how they can be applied to practical situations relevant to various academic disciplines and organizational roles. Among the topics covered are ideation, prototyping, iteration, and innovation. Students will also examine how they can harness the power of design thinking to create value for businesses, organizations, and society.

For the minor in Product Design, students must take one studio class and three lecture classes for a minimum of 15 credits from the options listed below:

DES595F Special Topic: Design Summer Studio
Credits: 6

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 1:50 PM
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • End Time: 5:50 PM
  • Description: The studio class explores design thinking and the design process as it applies to the creation of innovative experiences in the area of retail, exhibition or cultural experiences. The studio project involves design of interiors, products and digital media solutions as integrated elements of the experience.

DES595C2 Special Topic: Psychology of Design
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Bryan Rill
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: R
  • Start Time: 4:00 PM
  • End Time: 6:50 PM
  • Description: This course uses psychology to inform and inspire affective design. It introduces the biological and cultural factors that condition people’s needs, expectations, and desires. Students will learn about the perceptual and social brain, as well as the semiotics of media content and its effects upon human psychology. Students will learn how to assess and design to specific user needs by working in teams to create businesses that use psychology in media design. Examples include consultancies, design firms, app developers, or analytical services.

CDES110 Design Thinking
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Format: Asynchronous
  • Description: In this course, students examine design thinking methodologies, processes and tools, they explore design thinking theories, and how they can be applied to practical situations relevant to various academic disciplines and organizational roles. Among the topics covered are ideation, prototyping, iteration, and innovation. Students will also examine how they can harness the power of design thinking to create value for businesses, organizations, and society.

MD595C1 Special Topic: Sound Design
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Genadi Radiul
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: T
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 4:50 PM
  • Description: This course is an introduction to sound design and sonic branding techniques. In this software-based course, students will learn how to edit sound and apply it for audio enhancement of their productions. Students will also learn how to produce appropriate audio effects and transitions in computer environment.

DES595C1 Special Topic: Product Marketing for the Digital Age
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Deny Ehlrich
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 11:50 AM
  • Description: If a creative designs within a vacuum, does it really make an impact? Regardless of the product or service you design, this course will teach you the foundations of marketing for new media. Through a series of case studies and brand-building exercises, learn how to craft your own attention-grabbing marketing campaign.

For the minor in Graphic Design & Interactive Media, students must take all five of the lecture classes below for a minimum of 15 credits:

MD595C2 Special Topic: Photoshop for Entry Level to Expert – Imaging I
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Chris Clark
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: M
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 4:50 PM
  • Description: In this course, students will learn and master Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard software for creative image compositing, retouching, animation and effects. Learning critical imaging fundamentals and correct production techniques, students will take their Photoshop skills from novice to ninja.

MD595C3 Special Topic: Illustrator for Entry Level to Expert – Imaging II
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Chris Clark
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: W
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 4:50 PM
  • Description: In this course, students will learn critical vector art creation and manipulation skills while utilizing the industry-standard vector image design software, Adobe Illustrator. This is a must-have skill set for all design disciplines or anyone interested in digital illustration.

DES595C1 Special Topic: Product Marketing for the Digital Age
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Deny Ehlrich
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 11:50 AM
  • Description: If a creative designs within a vacuum, does it really make an impact? Regardless of the product or service you design, this course will teach you the foundations of marketing for new media. Through a series of case studies and brand-building exercises, learn how to craft your own attention-grabbing marketing campaign.

MD595C6 Special Topic: Create Your Online Portfolio
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Yoav Herman
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: W
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 12:50 PM
  • Description: This course will prepare you for the transition to professional life by developing two important tools – your online portfolio website and your LinkedIn profile. When done right, these two assets can land you job interviews and sell you as a leading candidate for job openings in your field. Each student will work on creating their own individual portfolio, while building a professional online presence in LinkedIn. Building a pool of connections and developing mutual beneficial relationships is the next step, and a key to your career’s success after graduation.

CDES110 Design Thinking
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Format: Asynchronous
  • Description: In this course, students examine design thinking methodologies, processes and tools, they explore design thinking theories, and how they can be applied to practical situations relevant to various academic disciplines and organizational roles. Among the topics covered are ideation, prototyping, iteration, and innovation. Students will also examine how they can harness the power of design thinking to create value for businesses, organizations, and society.

For the minor in architecture, the studio requirement has been waived for the summer. Students must take AR5441 and DES540 and three additional lecture classes from among the options listed below:

REQUIRED – AR5441 Advanced Presentation (in place of summer studio)
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Alan Rosenblum
  • Part of Term: Second 5 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 3:30 PM
  • End Time: 6:20 PM
  • Description: The course includes a variety of real and hypothetical projects. Methods and critique are the key course objectives.

REQUIRED – DES540 Multimedia (in place of summer studio)
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Philipp Bosshart
  • Part of Term: First 5 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 3:30 PM
  • End Time: 6:20 PM
  • Description: This is an advanced course in computer studies for students proficient in a variety of communication applications: bitmap, vector-based, 2-D and 3-D drawing, Word-based, and compositing. Students format and composite complex and disparate forms of communications, such as text, still photography, voice-over narration, sound effects, music, and 2-D and 3-D drawing. Students tell kinetic stories through film-like compositions on content themes, such as design-related biography, architectural history, personal portfolio (CD-ROM), thesis, and professional marketing and promotional materials ready for CD-ROM and the Internet.

AR5411 Visual Studies I
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Miti Aiello
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: F
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • End Time: 3:50 PM
  • Start Time: 4:00 PM
  • End Time: 5:50 PM
  • Description: Students will practice fundamental approaches toward freehand design drawing,
    learning the historical and social uses thereof, as well as techniques for unique project ideation.
    The coursework establishes a rational basis in which to derive meaning from environments via seeing, representing, and imagining various possible built outcomes.

AR231 Environmental Systems I
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Daniela Deutsch
  • Part of Term: First 5 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • End Time: 4:50 PM
  • Description: Energy efficiency and sustainability ultimately touch all aspects of architecture. This course will steer you through principles of climate-responsive design, in relationship with the study of human needs, comfort, performance and the sense of well being, prompting you on taking a holistic view on all building design approaches. From examining selected aspects of the physical environment to outlining basic passive design strategies, you will become familiar with the means by which environmental factors may be wisely utilized, controlled and modified as an integral part of the architectural design.

AR232 Environmental Systems II
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Daniela Deutsch
  • Part of Term: Second 5 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • End Time: 4:50 PM
  • Description: Built on the principles learned in ES I, this course introduces selected methods, technologies, and tools, for designing and constructing buildings able to achieve extreme energy savings, or even generate surplus energy. You will now learn interdependencies between passive and active measures, based on small-scale ‘design lab’ projects applications. An integrated design approach will be pursued, from initial passive design concepts minimizing energy consumption, to active systems integration and their energy supply used to compensate for the remaining loads on the building.

AR271 Building Systems I
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Dan Manlongat
  • Part of Term: 10 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 1:50 PM
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • End Time: 2:50 PM
  • Description: The course provides a fundamental understanding of traditional construction materials and building systems, including their production and installation methods, while examining both environmental impact and performance characteristics.

AR763 Architectural History III
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Miti Aiello
  • Part of Term: Second 5 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 1:00 PM
  • End Time: 3:50 PM
  • Description: This course is a survey of major movements, styles, and trends that occurred from the 18th through the 20th centuries, including American architecture and various Western and non-Western styles.

CSC5101 Beginning Revit (in sequence with 3D Studio Max)
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Amin Espandiari
  • Part of Term: First 5 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 11:50 AM
  • Start Time: 12:00 PM
  • End Time: 1:50 PM
  • Description: This course is a Beginner 3D computer drafting based on Revit with a focus specifically on Architectural design & Drawings. Students learn how the strength of software is employed to assist the Design and the documentation process. Students will independently complete advanced plan, Section and elevation drawings along with 3D perspectives, axonometric, and presentation Drawings.

CSC5111 Advanced Revit
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Amin Espandiari
  • Part of Term: Second 5 Weeks
  • Days: T, R
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 11:50 AM
  • Start Time: 12:00 PM
  • End Time: 1:50 PM
  • Description: This course is an Advanced 3D computer drafting based on Revit with a focus specifically on Architectural Form and Structural Analysis. Students learn how the strength of software is employed to assist the design and the Documentation process. Students will independently complete advanced structural analysis as using advanced modeling techniques enhance 3D perspectives, axonometric, and presentation Drawings.

CSC595C Building Information Modeling – Introduction
Credits: 3

  • Instructor: Amin Espandiari
  • Part of Term: Second 5 Weeks
  • Days: M, W
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 11:50 AM
  • Start Time: 12:00 PM
  • End Time: 1:50 PM
  • Description: This course explores basic reactions of building systems and their interface within building operations and architectural design on Revit with a focus specifically on System and Performance analysis. Students learn how the strength of software is employed to assist the building system and performance process. Students will independently complete advanced plan, Section and elevation drawings along with 3D perspectives, axonometric, and presentation Drawings.

Click here to view the complete Summer 2020 Course List*

Please note that only select courses are eligible for the discounted tuition rate.

As of 7/2/20

*Schedule subject to change

Current Students

  • Register for classes online at http://my.newschoolarch.edu. Not sure what classes to take? Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor now:

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New Students

  • New students starting at NewSchool in Summer 2020 should contact the Enrollment Department for more information. Email your Enrollment Specialist directly or contact enrollment@newschoolarch.edu | 619-684-8766.

NewSchool will deliver all Summer 2020 Quarter courses online for the duration of the Quarter. Summer Quarter begins on Monday, July 6, 2020, as scheduled in the Academic Catalog and the Academic Calendar.

The Student Online Learning Resources page provides information on the NewSchool student resources available during this time of fully online course instruction, including specifics on Online Learning Platforms, Online Learning Support & Services, Technology Resources, Student Resources, and Academic Information.

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