Product Design Summer School
Years 10 & 11
Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd July, 10am - 4pm daily. This free Summer School is open to students in years 10 & 11. The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 26th June.
Using fast prototyping method to create a functional wooden Bluetooth speaker.
You will use a hands-on design method to create a prototype of your speaker, that will then be digitalised for laser cutting. Resulting in the creation of a functional wooden Bluetooth speaker.
Day 1: Initial design idea generation & start making the prototypes.
Day 2: Create final prototype of speaker and use scans to create cut lines in illustrator for laser cutting.
Day 3: Work in the laser room cutting and assemble your speakers that to then attach electronics.
This Summer School is suitable for students in years 10 & 11 with an interest in creative subjects - you need to have a passion for Art and Design but you don't need any previous experience and you don't have to be studying a creative subject at school/college to take part. Our Clubs aim to be inclusive - creativity is for everyone! If you have any special requirements (learning needs, access needs, disability support, preferred pronouns, allergies etc) then please let us know on your application form and we will try our best to make sure your experience with us is comfortable and enjoyable. If you'd like to ask us anything about the Club in advance of applying, please email email@example.com.
During this three day Summer School you will explore techniques in Product Design. This Summer School provides a great opportunity to explore new creative disciplines, find out more about creative careers and pathways, and add to your portfolio of work.
During the Summer School you will take part in creative workshops, meet practising artists and student ambassadors, and take part in a group exhibition on the last day of the event.
All creative materials required will be provided free of charge, and support with travel is available for target students (see below or get in touch to find out more).
The Summer School is free to attend and open to all students in years 10 & 11 living in Kent and Medway.
This activity is provided by the Outreach Programme which aims to increase the number of young people from underrepresented groups and areas accessing higher education.
Priority places will be given to students who live in targeted postcodes and those who attend a partnership school or college.
Any remaining spaces will be allocated in line with the eligibility criteria.
Deadline for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 26th June.
Disclaimer: UCA reserve the right to cancel or amend this activity at any time prior to the event. This event is in-person and will be subject to institution and government Covid-19 safety guidelines applicable at the time.
UCA’s Summer Schools are suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio.
The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for young people to access free art and design tuition from a higher education institution to support them in the development of their portfolio of work. It's also designed for students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such an opportunity.
Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- are the first generation in their family to study at higher education level (e.g. Degree, HND, HNC)
- are currently eligible for Free School Meals
- come from a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (determined by postcode using POLAR 3 data)
- are from a black or minority ethnic (BAME) background
- are in, or have lived under local authority care
- have caring responsibilities for a family member
- have a disability
- attend a HEON, KaMCOP or KMPF partnered school (a list of eligible schools is included below)
- live in HEON or KaMCOP target postcode area
- have not previously attended a UCA Easter or Summer School programme
- are studying without the support of family
- are an unaccompanied asylum seeker/refugee
- a child from a military family
- from a gypsy, roma and traversal community
Allocation will also be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level.
This information will be gathered via UCA’s Summer Schools application form and will be assessed by the University’s Outreach Manager and Outreach Officer.
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