For almost 50 years, the BAC's Summer Academy has provided high school aged students with hands-on design and material exercises. This Summer, the Academy will be offered in two separate formats: an on-site experience, or a synchronous virtual experience.
On-campus* students will experience live lectures, exercises, site and professional firm visits around Boston, and hands-on design and building in teams. Virtual students will explore case study buildings, attend site and professional firm visits through video streaming and chat, and will also receive kits of materials and supplies to allow them to participate in hands-on design and building wherever they may be. All students will have access to the latest in design software and computing through either our on-site computer labs or the BAC’s CloudLab.
In addition to the sketchbook that all Academy Students receive to record their experiences, students will also develop a digital and physical portfolio suitable for design school applications, and receive a 3D Printing pen to incorporate into their design explorations during and after Summer Academy.
Program Dates: July 5-August 4, 2023
Program Times: Online Track 9AM-12:30PM EDT | Onsite Track 12:30-4PM EDT
Format: Students can participate on-campus* or online!
Tuition: $1500, with an early bird special of $1200 if students apply by March 1st
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023
*On-campus participants are required to follow the BAC's COVID Policies, including submitting proof of full vaccination with boosters (once eligible) or an approved waiver. For more information and updates, visit our COVID page.