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K-12 Experiences

Design Camp

The College of Design at Iowa State University offers an immersive, on-campus experience that provide youth with a sense of what it is like to be a student in the college. Our camp is a collaboration between the College of Design and ISU Extension & Outreach.

Design Dimensions 2020 Dates TBD

Design Dimensions is our six-day, five-night summer camp with day camp option for high school students.

Design Dimensions focuses on 2D, 3D and 4D thinking across disciplines while providing hands-on experience with the latest design technology. Discover how to create and manipulate structures and objects, create your own zine, develop illustrated characters and so much more!

  • Appropriate for students interested in all programs offered by the College of Design: architecture, studio/fine arts, community and regional planning, graphic design, interior design, industrial design and landscape architecture
  • For students entering 9th through 12th grades and 2019 high school graduates
  • Stay in residence halls on campus and enjoy evening activities at Ames landmarks
  • Engage in day programming offered at the College of Design
  • Opportunities available for Science Bound students

Camp Fees

  • Traditional 5-night camp: $495
  • Day camp: $345

2019 Sessions

  • Illustration
  • Tiny houses
  • Interior design
  • Stop-motion animation
  • FLEx
  • ‘Zines
  • Mini-mobiles
  • Living walls
  • Acrylic pour painting
  • Sculptural games

*Registration for Summer 2020 camp will open in spring 2020*

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