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Pre-College Community Practice Experience

Pre-College Community Practice Experience

Welcome to The Boston Architectural College’s Pre-College Community Practice course (FND2007). Through this experience, students discover the vital role of design in the public realm.

About Community Practice

An over-the-shoulder view of a student's drawing of the inside the Massachusetts General Hospital Either Dome.

In this course, you will harness design-thinking as a tool for social change while working with community members to create impactful designs.

You will collaborate with pre-college and undergraduate design students in small teams that engage and design within local communities. This course focuses on effectively communicating complex information, fostering shared goals, and considering the multiple meanings of community within the design process.

You will learn to define and identify key concepts related to community engagement as well as address issues related to social equity and cultural diversity; reflect on your work; and communicate design ideas with clarity and intention.

CityLab students sketching of the inside the Massachusetts General Hospital Either Dome.

Community Practice yields three college credits and is offered online during the Fall semester and onsite during the Spring semester.

Join the BAC’s Pre-College Community Practice course and start using the power of design to shape the future of our communities!

Who is Eligible?

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Community Practice is a first-year undergraduate course open to high school juniors and seniors.

Interested in learning more and signing up? Email Pre-College Now!

Fall 2024 Course Information

FND2007 Community Practice will meet virtually on Thursdays from 4-7PM EST from August 29– December 5. This course is 3 credits.

Registration opens on April 29, 2024. Email for registration and tuition information.

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