Whether you are a high school student beginning your exploration of career paths in art, architecture, and design or a professional in another field looking to expand the breadth of your knowledge through creative endeavors, the Sam Fox School provides enrichment opportunities through its summer courses and programs.


Our Pre-College Programs are geared specifically to high school students. These two programs—Portfolio Plus (art) and Architecture Discovery Program—give students the opportunity to develop skills that are fundamental to the fields of architecture, art, and design while producing work in a real studio.

The Alberti Program-Architecture for Young People is a problem-solving studio workshop about architecture, community, and the environment for a select group of fourth- through ninth-grade students from St. Louis-area schools.

The Sam Fox School also sponsors several international programs that give students in both art and architecture the opportunity to spend the summer studying in Europe.

Our summer courses are open to current Washington University students, students from other colleges/universities, and adults seeking career advancement or creative enrichment.