College students, rising high school seniors, and lifelong learners are invited to collaborate with the Winston-Salem community and local professionals in designing for social change through a course at UNC School of the Arts and Winston-Salem State University.

Over a 5-week course, a multidisciplinary group of students will use the design process to engage with local organizations in proposing a solution to a systemic challenge. The final prototype could take many forms, from a simple structure to an informational piece, and will be created to benefit the organization and community after the course ends.

Students will be matched with a Winston-Salem business or non-profit for a mini-internship one day per week. Partnering businesses and non-profits will provide valuable professional experience to students, and will act as contributing partners throughout the design process and during design reviews.

WHO: Anyone interested in design and its impact to local communities. College students and lifelong learners are encouraged to apply.

WHAT: Identify and solve community issues using the design process. Course credit offered through UNCSA. Built-in interactive networking with professionals. More info

WHERE: Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This revitalized industrial city is a hotbed of history, innovation, and arts. Classes will be held at the Center for Design Innovation (CDI).

WHEN: May 30–June 30, 2017 (Five weeks)
Studio courses: Monday–Thursday from 9am–12pm
Internships: Fridays 9am–5pm

HOW: All but current UNCSA students will complete this short form to apply for summer admission by April 28th and then enroll here by May 19th.