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Design Immersion Days

SCI-Arc's Design Immersion Days is a four-week summer program devoted to introducing high school students to architecture and design. Rising juniors and seniors will be offered the opportunity to explore careers in architecture and design or simply satisfy deep curiosities about how products, buildings, and environments are designed and made.

Among skills students will acquire in the program are freehand sketching, photography, critical and analytical thinking, non-linear thinking, design drawing, design modeling, graphic presentation, and portfolio layout and design.

Admission for Design Immersion Days is on a rolling basis until the program start date. Early application is recommended to secure a place in the program. A $200 enrollment deposit is required upon acceptance in order to secure a place in the class.

Scholarship support is available for domestic students whose family income qualifies them to receive financial aid. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants need to fill out a separate Financial Statement & Scholarship Application and submit to the Admissions Office an official copy of their high school transcripts, in addition to the required application materials listed below.

Qualified applicants will be reviewed for scholarship on rolling basis starting
April 1 until all scholarships have been awarded. Scholarship applications must be submitted along with the application materials listed below. Early submission is recommended. A $350 enrollment deposit is required upon acceptance in order to secure a place in the class.

DID Application Materials:
- Online application form
- $25 Application Fee
- One-page statement of purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS score (for international students only)
- Financial Statement & Scholarship Application (to be considered for scholarship) - Copy of parents/guardians' most recent tax documents* (to be considered for scholarship)
- Official High School Transcripts with GPA listed (to be considered for scholarship)

*Families who are undocumented or who will not be filing taxes for this past year should contact the Admissions Office for additional information.

For more details about the program, including courses, program timeline, faculty and scholarships, please visit the DID program page.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at 213.356.5320 or

Application available online January 1, 2016.

Download the DID poster:

Contact us at 213.356.5320, or Request Information.

Tuition: $3,350
(includes lunch, field trips, course materials & studio kit)

Other expenses:
Accommodation not included.

Scholarships available; see application or contact us for more details.