Career Explorations in Architecture

Study Architecture in Historic New Orleans at Tulane University

Information Session

Architecture is a discipline and a career that requires professional training. High school students considering career options may have had little opportunity to become acquainted with the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, academic investigation and professional training that forms an architectural education. Career Explorations in Architecture is designed to offer students a short, intensive introduction to architecture to help them make informed decisions about their direction in post-secondary education and beyond.

Students will spend their three weeks in the School of Architecture exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture. Lectures, field trips, discussions, critiques, and other activities during the four-hour daily class session will be supplemented by regular design exercises to be completed outside class time. Students will sample the intensity as well as the subjects of a collegiate architecture curriculum. 


The program is intended for high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Younger students who demonstrate maturity in their attitudes and schoolwork may also apply. High school graduates may apply as well, and presently enrolled Tulane and Newcomb students may take the course for college credit.


At the completion of the course, high school students who pursue a degree at Tulane University will have earned a university elective worth three credit hours. Students who pursue a 5 year Master of Architecture (M. ARCH) or a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSA) at Tulane University School of Architecture will have earned an architecture elective worth three credit hours. Credits are non-transferrable.


The program runs from July 12 - July 31, 2015. Class meets in the mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a lecture, film screening, or a skill building demonstration. In the afternoon studio meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Field trips around New Orleans are scheduled for Saturdays (weather permitting) and are optional for day students. Field trips scheduled during class that require additional time will be announced in advance.


Tuition for Career Explorations in Architecture is $2,000.00.


Most of the materials for the course will be supplied by the program. Some equipment and supplies, which can be kept for later use, may be brought or purchased. A complete list of necessary and recommended equipment, all of which will be available for purchase at the Tulane Bookstore, will be handed out on the first day of class. The total cost of the equipment will be about $150.00.


Students attending the program who wish to live on the Tulane campus during the course may make arrangements to occupy a dorm room. Costs range from $500.00 - $700.00; dependent on single or double occupancy. Room arrangements must be made directly with Associate Dean of Students, Jill Stoll. Cost may vary by 10%.


Because enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to apply early. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015. As soon as the completed application is reviewed, the student will be notified of acceptance. After June 1 we will consider your application on a space available basis only.

2015 Program Application Form - Online

2015 Program Application Form - Download as a PDF


Further information on Career Explorations in Architecture may be obtained by contacting:

Jill Stoll
Associate Dean of Students

Tulane School of Architecture
Richardson Memorial Hall 304
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Career Explorations in Architecture
Prospective Students
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