Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming.  

The Teen Design Fair 
An annual Fall event held in New York City and Washington, D.C., the Teen Design Fair is a special opportunity for teens who want to learn about design careers from National Design Award winners and others working at the top their fields in fashion, interaction, communications, architecture, and more. Meet Tim Gunn and other celebrity design professional!

DesignPrep
DesignPrep is a series of FREE programs, including workshops, studio and college visits, that focuses on all design disciplines from fashion and architecture to product design.

The Scholars Program
A part of DesignPrep, the Scholars Program is an intensive design experience that includes portfolio development, professional skill building, college trips, studio visits, paid internship placements, and other unique opportunities for teens interested in preparing for college and careers in design. 
Digital Badges
As part of DesignPrep, teens can earn digital badges. These digital credentials are based on the design skills and knowledge gathered during any one of DesignPrep’s free programs; they can be shared with friends and teachers, and help with college applications.

 

For details on all programs, visit www.cooperhewitt.org/education/teen-programs/  

 

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