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Career Explorations in Architecture

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Architecture is a discipline within the liberal arts and a career requiring 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 sophmore 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 will receive 3 college credits. Students in Career Explorations in Architecture who eventually enroll in the Tulane University School of Architecture, will receive elective credit for the course.

The program runs from Sunday, June 23 - Friday, July 12. It meets mornings from 11 to noon in the lecture hall, and in the afternoon, a studio meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Field trips which may require additional time will be scheduled periodically.

Tuition and Fees 
Tuition for Career Explorations in Architecture is $2,000.00 in addition a $25.00 application fee must accompany each application. Tuition is payable at registration.

Most of the materials for the course will be supplied by the program. Some equipment and supplies which may 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 $100.00.

Students attending the program who wish to live on the Tulane campus during the course may make arrangements to occupy a dorm room. Cost is $760.00, single or double room available. Room arrangements must be made directly with Assistant Dean Wendy Sack - wdsack@tulane.edu. Cost may vary by 10%

Because enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to apply early. As soon as the completed application and fee are received, the student will be notified of acceptance. Download the application and submit by May 1, 2013. Write “Career Explorations in Architecture” at the top and mail to the School of Architecture.

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

Wendy Sack 
Assistant Dean

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