Carnegie Mellon Univerisity Pre-College

Architecture

The study of architecture is an exciting multidisciplinary activity that combines design creativity, historical perspective, technical knowledge and social responsibility. The Pre-College Architecture Program is structured to introduce you to each of these areas and for you to experience studying architecture in a university setting.

Overview

The Program
Architecture is a discipline that has traditionally occupied a unique role in the shaping of this built environment. The study of architecture is an exciting multidisciplinary activity that combines design creativity, historical perspective, technical knowledge, and social responsibility. The Pre-College Architecture program is structures to introduce you to each of these areas and for you to experience studying architecture in a university setting.

Achieve
We set our goals high. As a student in the Pre-College Architecture Program you will:

• Acquire design, drawing, model building, computer and public-speaking skills, and establish a strong knowledge base central to helping you succeed as a college freshman
• Investigate principles of form, function, space and technology through the act of learning by doing
• Take initiative and be given responsibility to challenge your own design abilities and critical thinking skills
• Be exposed to the research, scholarship and practice of accomplished architects, artists and designers who will act as faculty and visitors, and have direct access to their work and ideas
• Develop an impressive portfolio of creative work in a variety of media

Gain a knowledge base that will help you succeed as a college freshman while developing an impressive portfolio of creative work!

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