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Architecture Career Options

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Apr 8, 2020 10:48:00 AM

Like many revered professions, becoming a full-fledged Architect is a long journey. There are many paths to getting there; some are wandering and some are a bit more direct. Some are cheaper. Some are more circuitous but offer more flexibility if you change your mind. There are paths for those who go into college positive they want to become a licensed architect and for those that think maybe they would like to do something in the field, but just aren’t positive.


Topics: Architecture at PennDesign

Tips For Creating An Architecture Student Portfolio

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Feb 13, 2020 11:33:58 AM

Creating a great architecture student portfolio is one of the most important steps toward getting into a college architecture program. But putting together your portfolio can be challenging, especially as a high school student. The unfortunate truth is that most high schools don't offer courses specifically geared toward architecture. Luckily, you can still create an architecture student portfolio that will make you stand out. 


Topics: Architecture at PennDesign

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

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