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Daniels Bootcamp: Exploring Careers in Design

Registration is now open: Click here to apply

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is pleased to announce our partnership with the New College, International Programs Office (NCIPO). Through this partnership, we are able to offer an in-residence option for domestic students and a new International Daniels Bootcamp. 

Both programs are for students contemplating careers in the architectural design industry. The programs have been expanded to four weeks to allow the introduction of digital design principles. The programs will continue to show participants the range of opportunities within the discipline. Participants will leave the programs understanding the fundamentals of architectural design, architectural education, and related career paths.

For international students, our partner, NCIPO, will address upper-intermediate English levels and provide customized educational, social, and cross-cultural experiences that develop students’ English abilities and sense of belonging to a global community.

Who?

Domestic Program
This program is designed for late high school (grades 11 and 12) and undergraduate students of all disciplines who are interested in architecture.

International Program
This program is designed for international students aged 15 to 18 who are interested in architecture.

Why?
For anyone interested in a future career in design, the Daniels Design Career Discovery Bootcamp is a great opportunity to experience the intensive studio culture that characterizes most architecture programs. Our bootcamp programs allow participants to build up a collection of drawings and models that will complement an admissions portfolio. Students are able to use the design facilities at the Daniels Building at 1 Spadina Crescent.

The program will also include:

—Lectures by practicing architects and faculty.

Field trips to significant local buildings and professional offices.

One-on-one instruction and feedback.

Training in representation, model-building, and related skills.

Periodic reviews where students present their work to practicing architects and other design professionals.

Where?
This program will be hosted at 1 Spadina Crescent, located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, just north of College Street. Read more about our iconic neo-gothic building and (award-winning) stunning contemporary addition.

Our partner, New College Residence, is one of the youngest and most modern of the St. George Campus colleges at the University of Toronto. Opened in 1962, it has developed its own traditions and identity, focusing on personal attention to students, innovative interdisciplinary programs, links with the professional faculties, career mentorship, and community outreach initiatives. NEW is a friendly and informal community that places a high priority on student support services and encourages diversity.

The two facilities are conveniently located within a five-minute walk from one another. 

Dates and Times

Domestic Programs
Cohort 1: Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 24, 2020
Cohort 2: Monday, July 27, to Friday, August 21, 2020

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are welcome to continue working in-studio during the break.

International Programs
Cohort 1: Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 24, 2020
Cohort 2: Monday, July 27, to Friday, August 21, 2020

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sample Domestic Day
9 - 10 a.m. - Lecture
10 - 11 a.m. - Introduction to studio exercise / skills and techniques lecture
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Independent work / lunch
1 - 4 p.m. - Studio

Sample International Day
9 - 11 a.m. - English Language Training
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Introduction to studio exercise / skills and techniques lecture
12 - 1 p.m. - Independent work / lunch
1 - 5 p.m. - Studio 

Fees and Registration

Domestic Program Fees
$2,450 tuition  (Includes a $45 non-refundable administrative fee).
Participants will receive a studio supply package. 

In-Residence Option for Domestic Program Fees
$6,450, which includes the following: 

Residence fees

All meals

Supervision

Student life activities

Academic costs

Airport transfers

Health insurance

Daniels Bootcamp tuition

International Program Fees
$6,950, which includes the following: 

Residence fees

All meals

—Supervision

Student life activities

Academic costs

Airport transfers

Health insurance

English language training

Daniels Bootcamp tuition

To secure your position in any of the options above, please complete this deposit form.  

Contact
Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Nene Brode
Manager, External Relations and Outreach
647-915-5265
nene.brode@daniels.utoronto.ca

Photo Credit: Harry Choi