​Design Summer Schools 2016 - Apply Now

It’s almost the end of the 2015-2016 school/work season and probably you all think of having a long big break. Maybe you should postpone the thoughts of white beaches and cocktails and see if you can learn something extra. Get introduced to new perspectives, receive some portfolio feedback, make new friends, discover new places and party (of course). AND then have yourself a well deserved holiday.

People always want to learn more, so we understand the world around us better and help shape our own future. Knowing that, we went out and searched for the coolest, oldest, and prestiges design summer schools these next months. If we missed the one you are organizing or attending, please let us know.

So pack your swimsuit and find yourself a hands on design summer learning experience.

  • Test Unit
    3 - 9 July 2016
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Application deadline: 30 May at 10pm 2016
    £175 - £350. Max. 30 participants
  • 180 Creative Camp
    3 - 10 July 2016
    Abrantes, Portugal
    Application deadline: 25 May 2016
    € 100 - 300.

    Read our interview with Nuno Alves, curator of 180 Creative Camp and programming director of Canal180.
  • Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2016
    4 - 15 July 2016
    London, United Kingdom
    Application deadline: 1 June 2016, midnight
    £ 600. Max. 15 participants

    Read our interview with Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees founders Booksfromthefuture Summer School.
  • TDi 2016
    18 - 29 July 2016
    Reading, United Kingdom
    £ 860 - 2510.
  • Open Set Dutch Design Summer School
    24 July - 6 August 2016
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Application deadline: 1 June 2016
    € 100 - 900. Max. 25 participants

    Read our interview with artistic director and co-founder of Open Set, Irina Shapiro.
  • Virtual Fiction at School Of Machines, Making & Make-Believe
    1 - 26 August 2016
    Berlin, Germany
    € 1500 - 2400. Max. 10 - 15 participants
  • Summer Sessions 2016
    6 - 21 August 2016
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Application deadline: 15 May 2016
    € 1650 - 1995. Max. 20 participants


If you want to do something totally different than design, check out the website for Summer Schools in Europe. They offer a complete overview of all summer courses provided by universities around Europe.

Enjoy your summer!

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