Tulane Pre-College offers an engaging introduction to architecture for high school students who have completed at least their sophomore year, as well as younger students who showcase an exceptional ability to thrive. In order to provide students with a fun and rewarding experience, the program forces students to think about the whole world around them and how it was designed.

In addition to classes, students attend walking tours of New Orleans with professional architects. By exposing students to the buildings of New Orleans, students begin to see how architecture blends history and culture. Students leave with a portfolio of work, which will allow them to continue to explore their initial interest in the field at Tulane University or other schools with an architecture focus.

Program Highlights

Hands-on coursework

Learn from talented faculty in the heart of New Orleans

Explore potential careers in architecture

Receive college credit

Flexible start and end dates—ideal for busy families

Reasons to Choose the Tulane Pre-College Architecture Program

As high school students consider careers, they may not yet have been exposed to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, academic investigation, and professional training that forms an architectural education. Pre-College students explore architectural ideas, methods, and issues with Tulane professors and local practicing architects. Lectures, studio time, digital workshops, field trips, discussions, and critiques will be supplemented with regular design exercises to be completed outside class time.

Founded in 1834, Tulane University has the academic traditions and background in the scientific fields, humanities, and the arts to ensure the excellence of its programs. Dedicated staff and faculty, ties to the local community, and hands-on learning come together to provide a transformative educational experience for Pre-College students.

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