Pre-College Programs

Design Fundamentals

Spring Pre-College Studio for grades 9-12

Interested in graphic design? Get your start in Design Fundamentals!

Design Fundamentals focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers when working creatively in two dimensions. Students will gain familiarity and hands-on experience with a variety of two-dimensional practices and media. The majority of each class session is structured as studio time, giving students significant time to build their 2D design skills and to apply new concepts. Analog, digital, and lens-based media will be employed. Lectures, demonstrations, handouts, and slides will enhance covered material.

Design Fundamentals meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:30 pm at the Stamps School of Art & Design for a total of eleven sessions.


May 6 - June 12


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Early Action Deadline: March 1, 2019
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

The following materials are required:

  • A portfolio of 5-8 images of your work
  • A 250 word personal statement
  • High school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from an art teacher, academic teacher, counselor or mentor



Scholarships are available to select students who have been accepted into the program. Students seeking financial assistance for Stamps Pre-College Studios must complete the “Financial Assistance” section of the SlideRoom application with the help of a parent/guardian and provide all required materials. A limited number of full and partial awards will be provided to students who demonstrate need and merit.


Contact our Pre-College Program Coordinator.