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How To Become An Architect

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Jan 3, 2020 12:36:38 PM

It's hard to imagine a career that has a greater impact on the world than architecture. Just look around you. Every building in your town—the house you live in, the school you attend, the place you work—was designed by an architect. Architects have left a lasting mark throughout human history, and so can you. 


Topics: Internships for High School Students, High School Summer Programs, Architecture at PennDesign

Art: Summer at Penn - Introducing New Media Major

Posted by JKCP on Feb 22, 2019 12:24:55 PM

Today, in our evolving multimedia landscape, there has never been a higher demand for professionals with digital production skills. Now, it is needed in almost every industry. Yet, technical skills without creativity only go so far. Art: Summer at Penn’s, New Media Course, bridges this gap and allows students to grow their technical production skills. Explore and experiment with digital photography, video, sound, light, projection and installation. Then students can apply this knowledge towards a career in film, museum installation, graphic design and many more. Students will learn how to edit and publish various screening formats. They will also focus on a combination of individual and collaborative projects with access to state of the art modern equipment.


Topics: JKCP Student Spotlight, Architecture at PennDesign, JKCP News & Updates, Pre-Professional Programs

Student Spotlight: How Summer Camp Gave Rachel Solden Confidence And Independence While Preparing For College

Posted by Kara Goldenhorn on Dec 11, 2017 3:13:49 PM


Rachel Solden, a 17 year old from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has spent the last four summers attending three of JKCP's different camps and programs. In 2014, she spent four weeks at our Xploration Summer Camp at Haverford College. The following two summers, Rachel spent several weeks at our Enrichment Summer Camp at Villanova University. Most recently, she spent four weeks throughout this past summer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Art: Summer at Penn Program. Over her four years with us, Rachel has really come into her own as a young adult. She attributes JKCP for helping her become the confident, independent woman she is today.


Topics: Life at JKCP, JKCP Student Spotlight, High School Summer Programs, Architecture at PennDesign, Pre-Professional Programs

How to Create an Art Portfolio and Make It Stand out

Posted by Natalie Martin on Feb 2, 2017 1:58:47 PM

A polished, well-executed art portfolio is critical when seeking recognition from an employer, university, or a gallery. Understanding the components that are needed to have a strong portfolio takes time and skill. 


Topics: Architecture at PennDesign

20 Careers To Use Your Art Skills (and Make a Nice Living)

Posted by Sarah Ohanesian on Dec 14, 2016 1:18:04 PM

As a high school student you are faced with many choices. Among the top questions you need to answer are: Where will I go to college? What will I major in? Before you can answer those, you should consider answering one fundamental: What will I be when I grow up? Yes, people have been asking you that since you were a kid. But now, it’s time to actually start thinking about that what you want to do as a career.


Topics: Architecture at PennDesign

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