Parents' e-news edition
Is your son or daughter currently in Year 11 and interested in design? If so, they are invited to take part in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' (ALVA) annual Design Studio for School Students.
Run during the summer school holidays, the studio is aimed at budding architects and designers heading into Year 12 in 2014 and will cover architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and visual arts. Students don't need any prior knowledge or artistic skills in order to enjoy and participate in the studio.
For the first time students will get the opportunity to specialise in one of the above-mentioned disciplines or participate in all - or a combination of - the available fields. Your son or daughter will get a feel for what it is like to study Bachelor of Design units at UWA, while developing new skills under the guidance of Faculty staff.
The theme for the 2014 Studio is ‘Apocalypse' and the focus will be a small-scale design project centered on the area in and around the Perth Cultural Centre. Students will have the opportunity to solve challenging design problems and experience a studio environment.
Activities on offer during the week-long studio include:
- An introduction to the latest computer modelling and rendering programs
- Talks by architects, landscape architects and visual artists at the faculty
- Model making and drawing classes
- Tuition and design advice
- An opportunity to meet with current Design students at UWA
- A site visit
- An exhibition of all the students' work at the culmination of the studio
- $240 per student (includes all materials and equipment)
Note: fee may be waived on an individual basis to students from Aspire UWA Schools
Previous attendees have described the studio as "an intense but rewarding learning experience." Don't let your son or daughter miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn, create and experience life as a university student - enrol and pay online now.