Mount Ida College Announces Summer Design Week for High School Students

April 10, 2014-


Rising junior and senior high school students will have the opportunity to sharpen their design skills this summer during Mount Ida College’s Design Week. The program, beginning July 13 through July 18, invites high school students to get a taste of what it’s like to study design and related areas at the college level and to get informed and inspired about career paths in the design field.

The program will teach students to incorporate a wide array of design disciplines using state-of-the-art technology.

“We want to give high school students an opportunity to explore at the college level their interests and passions in a variety of design related fields,” says Jason Donati, Dean of Mount Ida’s School of Design. “Students will emerge from our one-week program with new skills, a new vocabulary for their area of interest, and increased confidence as an artist and problem solver – in addition to a portfolio for career pathways.”


Students will spend the week attending career-focused lectures, going to workshops and getting hands-on studio experience with leading design instructors.

In addition to experiencing Mount Ida campus life, students will choose from one design field workshop that interests them the most in the areas of: animation, game art and digital visualization; fashion design; fashion merchandising and marketing; graphic design; interior design; and commercial photography.

Students will have access to our on campus design studios throughout the week to conceptualize, work on and complete their own personal design portfolio.

For more information on how to reserve your spot at Mount Ida Design Week, visit our webpage at or contact us directly at (617) 928-4506. The deadline to register is July 3.