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High School Programs

Taubman College currently offers two programs engaging high school students in architecture.

ArcStart 2022 

2022 dates have been announced:

2 week virtual program
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1* (Overview of Schedule)
10am to 4pm EST Daily + Optional Workshops 7-8:30pm EST 

*Alternative schedule being offered for Detroit Public Schools Community District students due to your extended academic calendar. 

Please click here for program details and to start your application.

Applications are due March 31, 2022.
*Update as of April 1: We are still accepting applications, but they will only be reviewed if space becomes available in the program. 

ArcStart: A Pre-Architecture Residential Summer Program for High School Students

ArcStart is a pre-architecture program designed to introduce students to experience the studio intensity of a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture. The program hosts 45 students as a residential program at U-M's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor from July to August. The program is open to U.S. students.

Michigan Architecture Prep

Michigan Architecture Prep is an innovative and integrated academic and career-focused learning initiative for high school juniors in metropolitan Detroit who are interested in becoming architects and design professionals.

This program offers students a college course for high school credit focused on architecture, design thinking, mathematics and visual art while exposing students to practitioners and professional architecture practices. Students will also receive individualized career counseling that includes workshops on post-secondary education, exploring ways to finance the cost of college, creating a resume and portfolio, and preparing for interviews and presentations.

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