Digital Design Summer School in Cambridge

DIGITAL DESIGN

Academic exploration for 13-15 years old

Programme Overview:

  • Programme: Digital Design
  • Price: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge, UK

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Summary

Digital Design Summer School in Cambridge

The Immerse Digital Design programme in Cambridge is an introduction to the exciting world of graphic and digital design. Cultivate your creative side in a fun, relaxed and interactive course with a small group of your peers. In this programme, you’ll learn to form and develop a creative vision and make it a reality, choosing typography, layout, and images that work together to effectively communicate your ideas. You’ll experiment with the world’s most commonly used design and editing tools, including Photoshop and Illustrator, and use them to create meaningful projects that you’ll compile into a portfolio of your own designs. The programme will also give you an opportunity to delve into architectural visualisation, where you can make a space come alive with photo-realistic rendering.

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In the 3D animation portion of the course, you will learn everything from video game design to character animation. This introduction to all STEM-related subjects in an exploratory and supportive learning environment is designed to spark your curiosity and give you the confidence to continue to explore these technologies, promoting your creative thinking and giving you a peek at graphic design as a possible career.

Summary

The Immerse Digital Design programme in Cambridge is an introduction to the exciting world of graphic and digital design. Participants will cultivate their creative side in a fun, challenging and interactive course with a small group of peers. In this programme, participants are guided by expert tutors to form and develop a creative vision and make it a reality, learning how typography, layout, and images work together to effectively communicate ideas.

Participants will learn from experts about how to use the world’s most commonly utilised design and editing tools, including Photoshop and Illustrator, and use them to create meaningful projects that compile into a portfolio of their own designs. The programme will also give participants an opportunity to delve into architectural visualisation, where they can make a space come alive with photo-realistic rendering. In the 3D animation portion of the course, they will learn everything from video game design to character animation.

We provide a supportive learning environment designed to spark participants curiosity and give them the confidence to continue to explore these technologies, promoting creative thinking and giving an insight into at graphic design as a possible career.

Immerse is an inspirational academic programme for the intellectually curious

Digital Design Summer School Key Facts

Study different aspects of digital design, including graphic design, architectural visualisation, and 3D animation

Participate in the creative process of developing ideas through observation and research

Learn to use design and editing tools, including Photoshop and Illustrator

Design your own logo, magazine layout, and poster to compile a portfolio of your creations

Experiment with 3D modelling, texturing, animation, photo-realistic rendering, and VR in architectural visualisation

Bring characters to life with 3D animation and discover the world of game design

Topics Covered

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The Immerse Digital Design summer programme allows you to explore several aspects of digital design. You’ll begin with the tools of the graphic designer: Photoshop and Illustrator. Image editing, airbrushing, and vector design are just some of the possibilities these programs have to offer! Your class will discuss techniques that allow you to create effective and provoking layouts, including using grids to enhance your work. You will learn about typography, its impact on a design, and even how to develop a new font through kerning, tracking, and leading. You will study logo creation, poster design, and magazine layouts and create your own to develop practical design skills. Next, you’ll study architectural visualisation, learning to use 3D modelling, texturing, and animation to render realistic visual images. Finally, you’ll discover the world of video game creation, including game design, level design, game logic, scripting, and character animation. The programme includes a taste of CAD modelling, graphic and web design, and more.

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Below you’ll find a list of topics that you’ll explore in detail with your peers/class:

  • Graphic design
  • Photo-Editing and Image Creation Typography
  • Layout
  • Architectural Visualisation
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • Game Design

Topics Covered

The Immerse Digital Design summer programme allows participants to explore several aspects of digital design. We begin by focusing on graphic design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Image editing, airbrushing, and vector design are just some of the possibilities these programs have to offer! Tutors will share techniques that enable the creation of effective and provoking layouts, including using grids to enhance personal work. Participants will learn about typography, its impact on a design, and even how to develop a new font through kerning, tracking, and leading. They will also study logo creation, poster design, and magazine layouts and create their own to develop practical design skills. Expert tutors not only develop the skills of the participants, but encourage each participant to think creatively and to develop their own personal style.

Next, the course will focus on architectural visualisation, learning to use 3D modelling, texturing, and animation to render realistic visual images. Finally participants will discover the world of video game creation, including game design, level design, game logic, scripting, and character animation. The programme includes a taste of CAD modelling, graphic and web design, and more.

During the programme, participants will be exposed to the following topics:

  • Graphic design
  • Photo-Editing and Image Creation Typography
  • Layout
  • Architectural Visualisation
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • Game Design

The Immerse programme covers a unique mix of important
theory and practical knowledge. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by requesting a free course syllabus

Course Outcomes

The Immerse Digital Design summer programme in Cambridge is project-based, giving you hands-on experience taking a creative brief from the idea stage to a finished product. You will complete a diverse range of exercises designed to strengthen your graphic design skills and practice techniques learned in the course. Studying the principles of layout, gaining the skills to edit and create images using graphic design software, and learning about typography and logotypes will be put to practical use in projects including logo design, creating a poster, and a laying out a magazine spread. The work you produce will be reviewed by your peers and tutor, giving you valuable feedback as you develop your skills, and ultimately be used to build a digital design portfolio using a template website. As the course progresses, you will understand prototyping and design, the software development lifecycle, and experiment with architectural visualisation and 3D animation. You will expand your ability to conceptualize a project from beginning to end and bring it to life through technology and practical skills.

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In completing the course, students will:

  • Learn photo editing and airbrushing techniques in Photoshop
  • Learn vector design and create digital images using Illustrator
  • Learn the basics of typography, including kerning, tracking, and leading
  • Understand and use grids to enhance your work and create effective and provoking layouts
  • Make typography, layout, and images work together to communicate ideas, such as in logo creation
  • Utilize techniques to understand and implement prototyping and design
  • Produce work that can be added to a portfolio, including poster design, magazine layout, and logo design
  • Get a taste of CAD modelling, graphic design, and web design

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Course Outcomes

The Immerse Digital Design summer programme in Cambridge is project-based, giving you hands-on experience taking a creative brief from the idea stage to a finished product. You will complete a diverse range of exercises designed to strengthen your graphic design skills and practice techniques learned in the course. Studying the principles of layout, gaining the skills to edit and create images using graphic design software, and learning about typography and logotypes will be put to practical use in projects including logo design, creating a poster, and a laying out a magazine spread. The work you produce will be reviewed by your peers and tutor, giving you valuable feedback as you develop your skills, and ultimately be used to build a digital design portfolio using a template website. As the course progresses, you will understand prototyping and design, the software development lifecycle, and experiment with architectural visualisation and 3D animation. You will expand your ability to conceptualize a project from beginning to end and bring it to life through technology and practical skills.

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In completing the course, students will:

  • Learn photo editing and airbrushing techniques in Photoshop
  • Learn vector design and create digital images using Illustrator
  • Learn the basics of typography, including kerning, tracking, and leading
  • Understand and use grids to enhance your work and create effective and provoking layouts
  • Make typography, layout, and images work together to communicate ideas, such as in logo creation
  • Utilize techniques to understand and implement prototyping and design
  • Produce work that can be added to a portfolio, including poster design, magazine layout, and logo design
  • Get a taste of CAD modelling, graphic design, and web design

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Course Outcomes

The Immerse Digital Design programme based in Cambridge is project-based, giving participants hands-on experience of taking a creative brief from the idea stage to a finished product. The course covers a diverse range of exercises designed to strengthen graphic design skills and implement practical techniques. Studying the principles of layout, gaining the skills to edit and create images using graphic design software, and learning about typography and logotypes will be put to practical use in projects including logo design, creating a poster, and laying out a magazine spread.

The work produced will be reviewed by peers and an expert tutor, giving participants valuable feedback, and a platform to develop skills. Ultimately, work produced will be used to build a digital design portfolio using a template website. As the course progresses, participants will gain an understanding of prototyping and design, as well as the software development life-cycle. They will also experiment with architectural visualisation and 3D animation. Overall, the course aims to expand participants ability to conceptualise a project from beginning to end and bring it to life through use of technology and practical skills.

Digital Design Summer School 13-15 | Digital Design Courses Cambridge

In completing the course, students will:

  • Master photo editing and airbrushing techniques in Photoshop
  • Get to grips with vector design and create digital images using Illustrator
  • Learn the basics of typography, including kerning, tracking, and leading
  • Understand and use grids to enhance your work and create effective and provoking layouts
  • Make typography, layout, and images work together to communicate ideas, such as in logo creation
  • Utilize techniques to understand and implement prototyping and design
  • Produce work that can be added to a portfolio, including poster design, magazine layout, and logo design
  • Get a taste of CAD modelling, graphic design, and web design

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day

 
 
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment...MORE

...that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. 

Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Ready to enrol?

The Digital Design Summer School is available on the following dates:

28th July – 10th August 2019

4th – 17th August 2019

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded in 1209 when a group of scholars left the University of Oxford. The history, influence and alumni of the university is world renown, having educated the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more - including 118 Nobel laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

Cambridge University is a group of 31 self-governing colleges that come under the overall ‘Cambridge University’ umbrella, each with its own distinctive character. This set up also makes it one of the most architecturally interesting and beautiful towns in the world, and walking down the streets of Cambridge it’s easy to see the varied mix of styles of the university colleges that dominates the town. All of our participants live and learn in the inspirational surroundings during the academic programme.

Immerse Education's programmes in Cambridge take place in the beautiful colleges of the University of Cambridge. Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.

The Digital Design Programme takes place in the following locations

Queens' College
University of Cambridge

Queens' spans both sides of the River Cam and is connected by the famous mathematical bridge.

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Founded in 1448

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Fitzwilliam College
University of Cambridge

Fitzwilliam has existed since 1869 was only recognised as a college from 1966. It counts 11 Olympians among its alumni.

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Founded in 1966

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Colleges are allocated according to session preference and availability. To find out more, please email enquiries@immerse.education

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