Design Summer Camp Program

Program for high-school students

From the printed page to digital interaction, learn to turn your creativity into world changing design. Participants will step into the studio and gain experience working in a collaborative learning space, preparing them for a project oriented post-secondary environment. This unique one-week intensive summer program, open to high-school youth (ages 15-18), is devoted to the practice of visual design and creative problem solving, giving participants the opportunity to gain familiarity with the techniques and facilities of a university design studio with a focus on visual exploration and real-world problem solving. Over the course of the week students will create, critique, and apply their visual design skills in dynamic ways that will set them on a path to be tomorrow’s design leaders.

The 2020 Summer Camp has unfortunately been cancelled due to COVID 19, but we look forward to offering this exciting camp again in 2021. For more information, or to be added to a waiting list, please email us at

Learning and Career Growth

In this camp, students will:
1. Learn to solve problems using visual design.
2. Explore opportunities that would benefit a potential career or personal interest in the design industry.
3. Gain hands-on experiences using industry standard design techniques and applications.
4. Experience university level instruction in an interactive studio/classroom environment.
5. Improve teamwork and problem-solving skills through peer-to-peer feedback and instructor led critiques.
6. Make new friends and have fun!

Duration & Delivery

This one-week summer camp will run Monday – Friday, July 6 – 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classes are located at Allard Hall at MacEwan’s City Centre Campus.

Admission Requirements

This Design Summer Camp is open to high-school youth (ages 15-18) with an interest in developing an understanding of possible design career fields through hands-on experiences. Basic computer skills and an interest in design are required.

How to Enroll

Participants and parents or guardians will be required to submit a completed Activity Registration Form and Consent/Waiver Release Form. Once enrolled, please submit the completed forms via email to

For more information about the Design Summer Camp program, please contact or call our office at 780-497-5030.


Fees are $495 to complete the program and are due at the time of application.

Student Information

-Drop-off/sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Allard Hall, with in-class activities starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. Specific room information will be provided at the time of registration. Please note - before and after care will not be provided.
-Participants will be required to sign-in and out each day, unless indicated otherwise upon registration by a parent or guardian.
-Participants will break for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch will not be provided so be sure to plan accordingly.
-Please come prepared with a notebook, pen and pencil. Additional supplies will be provided.
-For parking and public transit information, please visit City Centre Campus > Transportation Services


If you have any questions about your enrolment, or if you would prefer not to enrol online, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

School of Continuing Education
phone: 780-497-4400
toll-free: 1-855-797-4400

We're moving

The School of Continuing Education will move to Allard Hall at City Centre Campus Fall 2020.