University of Oregon

Design Camp 2015

Dates: July 2015, exact week TBA
Days and Times: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Cost: $800 (scholarships are available by application)

UO in Portland, White Stag Block,
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Ages 15+

Disciplines: Architecture, Digital Arts, Product Design

Are you interested in a career in Architecture, Digital Arts, or Product Design? For one week each summer, we invite you to come join us at the White Stag Block for this unique camp experience, anchored in one of Portland's most intriguing, inspired regions, the Creative Corridor. At Design Camp, you will engage in thoughtful creative conversations, hands-on design exercises, and field trips to meet professional architects and designers. Join us and discover your creative calling and your place within Portland's vivid design community.

Design Camp gives students interested in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design a chance to explore Portland's exciting architecture scene, and to model 3 dimensional spaces of their own designs.

Digital Arts
Students will explore how digital technologies like animation, graphics, and web design function and how art and technology come together to create culture.

Product Design
The product design curriculum in Design Camp explores how new products
are created – from drawing board to production. Students will have the opportunity to design and prototype products that make our world a safer, more sustainable, or just a more joyful place to live.

BE A DESIGNER. At Design Camp, you will gain an understanding of the disciplines you are interested in pursuing through exposure to working professionals and the tools and techniques of the trade. You will have the opportunity to dig deeper into the three disciplines and to make your ideas reality with a hands-on studio project. You will take part in discussions and design reviews, and make friends that will enhance your understanding and help inform your personal aesthetic.

OUR INSTRUCTORS. Our Design Camp instructors are all working professionals in their field, as well as being instructors and alumni of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts. They are passionate about bringing their professional practice to the classroom to introduce the next generation of designers the rewards, challenges, and joys of a creative career.

Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $800, including lunch, supplies, and field trips. Cost does not include housing*, additional meals, parking, or transportation to and from the school.

SCHOLARSHIPS.  Some scholarships available by application!  Scholarship applications will be posted April 15, 2015.  Please send all scholarship-related questions to  If you are applying for a scholarship, you can still register before awards are announced.  Please call Academic Extension directly and let them know you would like to register, and have applied for a scholarship: (800)-824-2714.

* Please note that student housing is not provided. Students must make their own housing arrangements. The White Stag Block is easily accessible via Portland's public transportation system.


Registration will open February 2015

Call UO Academic Extension: 1-800-824-2714, Email:
Payment is due at registration. If you need to negotiate special payment arrangements, or have applied for a scholarship, please contact UO Academic Extension at (800)-824-2714. Please specify when you register that you have applied for a scholarship.

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Make Good - School of Architecture and Allied Arts

70 N.W. Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209-4038

White Stag Block

P: 503-412-3718