Taubman College Announces ArcStart, a New High School Summer Program

Taubman College is seeking applications for its new high school summer program ArcStart. ArcStart is a three-week residential program that offers local high school students the opportunity to experience the rewarding intensity of a college architecture studio. The program will provide these students a taste of life in a vibrant college town along with the confidence and skills to pursue a career in architecture.

ArcStart will provide academic preparation, highly individualized academic advising, and the personal attention of faculty in an intensive yet nurturing environment during the summer. Skill-building workshops will increase the student’s ability to understand, evaluate, and communicate ideas. In addition to attending required courses in drawing, model making, and three-dimensional technologies, students will obtain a broad academic foundation of principles in subject areas considered essential to subsequent study in architecture.

Living on the University of Michigan’s north campus, students will experience the collegiate lifestyle and will have an excellent opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, develop a peer support network, and familiarize themselves with the campus and its resources. Students will benefit greatly from presentations conducted by the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Admissions on how to prepare for higher educational studies. The three-week session culminates in an exhibit of their work and a reception for the participants and their guests.

Admission is limited to 16 high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years for the 2009–10 academic year. The program is open only to Michigan residents. Minority and low-income students are strongly encouraged to apply. The program is offered at no cost to admitted students.

Applications deadline extended to May 20, 2009. For more information about ArcStart, contact:
Phone 734-936-0221

2009 ArcStart Brochure (pdf, 60Kb)
2009 ArcStart Application (pdf, 56Kb)

U-M Detroit Center – South Studio
3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 150
Detroit, Michigan 48201