summer design program
College portfolio preparation for high school students.

The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design Summer Design Program for high school students brings together state-of-the-art design facilities, professional faculty, and an energetic student community to provide an in-depth college preparation and portfolio building experience. Classes are designed to help high school students enhance their creative skills and explore various art and design fields—from industrial design and architecture to graphic design and animation. The hands-on, team-based exercises are taught by the same leading art professionals who teach the undergraduate courses at SASD.

 

SASD Scholarships
SASD offers a limited number on $250 scholarships per week. To apply for a scholarship, write a 200 word essay on why you are interested in art or design, and e-mail your essay to Richard Wilfred Yelle, Director SASD at: sasd@bridgeport.edu. Indicate how many weeks you wish to attend. Include 2-5 jpegs or PDF’s of your art or design work as an attachment if available. Your scholarship request will be answered within ten days of receipt via e-mail. E-mail with any additional questions.

LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS

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The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design is located directly on the shore of Long Island sound, with easy access to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. The address is:

Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC) 84 Iraristan Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604
Click here for directions.

CLASS SCHEDULE

There are two, one-week classes to choose from. Students may take either single-week program or the full two-week program.

Week one is July 8 – 12, and week two is July 15 – 19.

Classes take place from 8:30am to 6pm with a one-hour lunch break, which is provided for the students. Art supplies and materials will also be provided.

MONDAY
9:00 – 11:30
2D Design*
3D Design**
11:30 – 12:30
Lunch
12:30 – 2:00
Adobe Photoshop*
Adobe Illustrator**
2:00 – 2:30
Break
2:30 – 4:30
Drawing
4:30 – 6:00
Introduction to Portfolio Preparation
TUESDAY
9:00 – 11:30
2D Design*
3D Design**
11:30 – 12:30
Lunch
12:30 – 2:00
Adobe Photoshop*
Adobe Illustrator**
2:00 – 2:30
Break
2:30 – 4:30
Drawing
4:30 – 6:00
Portfolio Preparation
WEDNESDAY
9:00 – 11:30
2D Design*
3D Design**
11:30 – 12:30
Lunch
12:30 – 2:00
Adobe Photoshop*
Adobe Illustrator**
2:00-2:30
Break
2:30 – 4:30
Drawing
4:30 – 6:00
Portfolio Preparation
THURSDAY
9:00 – 11:30
2D Design*
3D Design**
11:30 – 12:30
Lunch
12:30 – 2:00
Adobe Photoshop*
Adobe Illustrator**
2:00 – 2:30
Break
2:30 – 4:30
Drawing
4:30 – 6:00
Portfolio Preparation
* Week one — July 8 – 12 ** Week two — July 15 – 19