Summer Camps for Pre-College Students Interested in Animation and Design


Do you think you want to be an architect, interior designer, urban planner, or landscape architect? Are you interested in learning about these professions and more before you decide on a college major?

The LSU College of Art & Design is hosting three summer camps for high school students interested in pursuing careers in the design professions: Architecture Camp (June 14–19), NOMA’s Project Pipeline Camp (August 6–9), and—for the first time ever—Landscape Architecture Explorations Summer Camp (July 13–17). And, for girls entering grades six through eight who are interested in learning more about what careers are available in science and technology, the LSU Center for Computation & Technology is hosting Alice in Computation Land (June 22–26).

Explore your options in one or more design camps at LSU this summer!

Architecture Camp

lsu architecture campArchitecture Camp is an exciting chance for high school students entering grades 10th–12th to discover the world of design and architecture. Explore basic design principles and techniques to create hands-on building and model-making activities while working with faculty and LSU School of Architecture students on real-life projects! Tour the unique architecture and landscape architecture of the LSU campus and visit construction sites and local architecture firms.

This one-week, residential workshop on LSU’s campus is sponsored by the LSU College of Art & Design and the LSU School of Architecture. Read more about Architecture Camp.

Camp Dates: Sunday–Friday, June 14–19, 2015

Course Fee: $795 (includes full program, housing, and meals)

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Registration is still open. Register NOW!

Project Pipeline Camp

lsu architecture campEach summer, the LSU School of Architecture hosts Project Pipeline, a day camp for 8th–12th grade students interested in pursuing an education and career in architecture and other design professions. Meet the people, professions, and ideas that make up the design profession. Work individually and collaboratively to address community focused issues through creativity and design innovation. Create the building blocks of a better city and design a community that reflects your academic, cultural, and design interests!

Project Pipeline is a mentorship program established by the National Organization of Minority Architects designed to encourage equality within the profession and introduce young students interested in the world of architecture and design to the profession. Read more about Project Pipeline Camp.

Camp Dates: August 6–9, 2015

Course Fee: $75 (includes daily lunch, snacks, and all materials and supplies)

Course fee is $50 if you register by May 31! Registration deadline is June 30, 2015.

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Landscape Architecture Explorations Camp

Hilltop_02Landscape Architecture Explorations: Design Ideas into Action is a weeklong day camp that takes place at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum. Developed by the faculty of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture for high school students age 14–18, the camp explores landscape architecture, an exciting profession that encourages creative expression and critical thinking and inspires civic responsibility. Attend individually tutored design and drawing workshops, information sessions, and lectures by advanced professionals and faculty. Tour the unique architecture and landscape architecture of the LSU campus, professional design offices, and award-winning project sites in the greater Baton Rouge area. And learn about the profession that focuses on the planning, design, and preservation of built and natural environments from gardens to rural landscapes to urban parks and infrastructure.

Come find out if landscape architecture is right for you! Read more about Landscape Architecture Camp.

Camp Dates: Monday–Friday, July 13–17, 2015

Course Fee: $125 (includes program, supplies, transportation, and lunch on Friday)

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Register by June 30, 2015!

Alice in Computation Land

lsu alice in computation landAlice in Computation Land is a five-day workshop at the LSU Digital Media Center, sponsored by the LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT), for girls entering grades six through eight who are interested in learning more about computational science and technology. Learn how to use computer applications in your daily lives and take a glimpse into what careers are available in the world of science and technology. The curriculum includes web-page creation and basic html; animation; computer modeling and simulation; guest speakers on research, women in business, and education; and more!

Read more about Alice in Computation Land Summer Camp.

Camp Dates: Monday–Friday, June 22–26, 2015

Course Fee: $70 (includes supplies, lunches, and snacks)

Register NOW! 

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Visit the College of Art & Design

If you are interested in pursuing an education and career in art and design but cannot attend summer camp—never fear—our doors are always open! Visit campus and meet the director or chair of your program of interest. LSU College of Art & Design counselors will facilitate and schedule a time for you to tour the school or the department you are interested in visiting. Visit for more information.