Pre-college Summer Programs

Summer Architecture+Design

The College of Architecture and Design offers summer programs in a state-of-the-art university setting for exceptional high school students interested in architecture, digital design, industrial design, and interior design. The programs offer a full week of design exploration on a variety of scales organized around an introduction to each discipline. In the summer of 2016, the College will offer the following summer programs:



Students will design and develop projects by using cutting-edge design software, take a design-themed field trip and present their projects digitally to a jury that selects several winning designs and awards.

July 10-15 and July 17-22 (two sessions)

Register here.


Design + Make

Be both artist and engineer by making beautiful things that work. This hands-on program will expose you to the various physical and digital media, design methods and state-of-the-art fabrication tools that will bring to life your own unique and functioning products.

July 10-15

Register here.


Video Game Design

A collaboration between the College of Architecture and Design and the College of Computing Sciences, this program will teach coding and digital design principles to develop video games for mobile and desktop platforms.

July 17-22

Register here.


Activities are organized around group meals with students, faculty and professionals in a variety of settings. Students sample college life by staying in Laurel Hall, NJIT’s Michael Graves-designed co-ed dormitory, where they are accompanied by male and female chaperones made up of NJIT faculty and students.

The College has offered summer programs for over a decade and draws future designers from across the United States and Europe. Alumni of the program have gone on to study design and architecture at prestigious universities with many now employed in top design firms.

The registration fee for each session is $1500 and includes all meals, overnight accommodations in residence halls, supplies and all costs associated with any off-campus field trips.

For more information regarding program details, registration, or other inquiries contact us at