Design Discovery Summer Program

A non-credit, two-day course modeled after a collegiate architectural design seminar where students learn about design fields through simple design projects, slideshows and discussions, as well as tour important design sites near campus.


Want to Learn More About a Career in Design?

Kansas City Design Discovery is a two-day program for high school and college students interested in these design professions.

  • Architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Interior architecture and industrial design
  • Urban planning and design

If you are considering studies in one of these design fields, this is your opportunity to find out more about what going to design school at UMKC and your eventual career might be like, as well as to learn the fundamentals and history of design. We’ll also cover how to prepare for college, what to look for in a collegiate design program and more about the design program at UMKC and our unique partnership with Kansas State University.

Design Discovery 2022

June 6–7
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Katz Hall, Room 101
5005 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Who can sign up?

  • Students who have completed at least one year of high school
  • Current, returning or new college students who are considering design as a career
  • Students planning to attend or attending a different university may sign up for the course, but we encourage them to check out what programs their school has to offer before signing up here
  • Students already accepted into UMKC's design program will take the similar course, Survey of Design Professions, in the Fall

We can accommodate high school freshmen if space permits; however, open spots are rare. Email John Eck with the student’s name and contact information to be placed on a wait-list.

Enrollment deadline

April 1

Sign up now


Contact Dominic Musso.