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Summer Design Primer 2019

Architecture - Industrial Design - Interior Design - Landscape Architecture - Visual Communication

The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers a summer introductory course focused on the design disciplines of architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, and visual communication design. The Summer Design Primer is designed to help you explore and succeed in your design education at Arizona State University. The course will introduce basic design skills such as: sketching, interpretation and visual organization of information, creative thinking, model construction, spatial thinking and adobe creative suite. 


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Monday, June 10 – Friday, July 12, 2019


Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, July 12, 2019 – Final exhibit of students


The Design School on the ASU Tempe campus, 810 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287.
Design North Building


Registration is open. Register here.

The early-bird registration deadline is May 13th, 2019. The final registration deadline is June 7, 2019.



Incoming Design Freshmen who are enrolled at Arizona State University for the Fall 2019 semester. In addition, area high school students who have completed their Freshman year by July 2019.


Students will be provided dedicated design studio space where they can work closely with design faculty.


$1,800 if paid between May 14- June 7, 2019; Early-bird pricing if paid on or before Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.is $1,250.

Cost includes: Classes and seminars; supplies and materials; field trips; use of computer resources and library; the opportunity to interact with design professionals, design faculty, and local design professionals; the opportunity to become familiar with the ASU campus and to meet other freshmen interested in design.


ASU Housing is not provided.

Design Disciplines

Visual Communication Design


Landscape Architecture


Interior Design


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Industrial Design