Career Explorations in Architecture
Summer Pre-College Program
Career Explorations offers students a short, intensive and engaging introduction to architecture. As high schoolers consider careers, they may not yet have been exposed to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, academic investigation and professional training that forms an architectural education. Students will spend three weeks exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture with Tulane professors and local practicing architects. Lectures, studio time, digital workshops, field trips, discussions, and critiques will be supplemented by regular design exercises to be completed outside class time.
The program is intended for high school students who have completed at least 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.
The program runs from July 8-28, 2018. Class meets Monday thru Friday in the mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a lecture, film screening, or a skill building demonstration. In the afternoon studio meets from 1-3 p.m. Field trips around New Orleans are scheduled for Saturdays and evenings (weather permitting) and are optional for day students.
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. Credits are non-transferable.
Tuition for Career Explorations in Architecture is $3,000.
Most of the materials for the course will be supplied by the program. A complete list of necessary equipment to bring will be provided upon acceptance, all of which will be available for purchase online or at the Tulane Bookstore. The total cost of the materials will be about $100.
Students attending the program who wish to live on the Tulane campus during the course will stay in a double-occupancy, suite-style dorm with communal kitchens and social lounges. While living on campus, students will also have access to the Reily Student Recreation Center. Housing cost will be $640.
The 2018 application will be available in January.
Further information on Career Explorations in Architecture may be obtained by contacting:
Director of Career Explorations
and by checking out the program on Facebook
Tulane School of Architecture
Richardson Memorial Hall
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118