Design Arts

Are you a 15-18 year old designer?

In design, we accept portfolios in areas including architecture, interior, product, graphic, fashion and theater design. Portfolios should demonstrate original thinking, and an ability to effectively materialize ideas, from concept sketches to final design.


Our application is now closed. To receive updates about the program and be notified when the application opens, please sign up below.



Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish

  • Take master classes with accomplished designers such as Paola Antonelli, Michael Arad and Frank Gehry

  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts​

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers

  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities


Design Arts applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 10 pages (including some that show your design process) and a brief statement. All the requirements are listed in the downloadable PDF below.