High School Summer Academy

Summer 2017



Offered to high school students entering 11th or 12th grades, this intensive summer program is for college credit and allows students to explore Woodbury University’s various disciplines.


Monday, June 26 – Friday, July 28, 2017 (5 weeks)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday only
Specific class times detailed below

Courses Offered

Please note that students can only register for one course.

Design Lab: Introduction to Architecture and Interior Architecture
2-unit Studio Course: 9 AM – 12:30 PM 

Design Lab introduces high school students to principles of experimentation and design. Taught by inspired design faculty, the course is organized within a framework of thinking, drawing and making. Students are immersed in a studio environment and will work in on-campus computer and digital fabrication labs, experimenting with 3D printing and laser cutting, and learning about architecture and interior architecture through traditional and digital hand drawing, material experimentation, and model-making exercises. The course explores the practice and promise of alternative methods of design thinking. Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Professional Writing
3-unit Lecture Course: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Introduction to Professional Writing explores the “journey of ideas to the published page” (Sam Gragga). This course provides an overview of the study of writing as a profession and its connections to other disciplines. It includes introductory focused experiences in digital and multimodal writing, including blogging and social media, journalism, cross-cultural writing, and creative writing. The course asks students to consider writing as a creative and ethical practice that goes beyond persuasion and information to engage in collaboration and community building. Prerequisites: None

The Art and Design Portfolio
2-unit Studio Course: 9 AM – 12:30 PM 

Customize your portfolio to your area of interest!
Through this course, students learn to develop their design and drawing skills and create work for their college entrance portfolio. Emphasis is placed on developing creative design concepts, gaining practical problem-solving skills, and learning the fundamentals of freehand observational drawing. The course culminates in a project of the students’ choice related to the professions of Graphic Design, Game Art, Fashion Design, or Animation. Prerequisites: None

Smart Money
3-unit Lecture Course: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

This course is designed to help young people better manage their careers and finances. Topics covered are obtaining a job, planning and managing one’s career, spending and budgeting, saving and investing, loans and mortgages, credit, insurance, identity theft, and taxes. Prerequisites: none

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  • Tuition:       $250 (parking included)
  • Supplies:   Varies, based on course selected. Estimated amount: $200


To register, please:

  • Download, complete and print the application


  • Mail the application with a check for $250 (the tuition fee) to:

Woodbury University
Attn: Greg Dotson
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504

Please note that applications must be mailed via the US Post office. Applications that are walked-in will NOT be accepted.

Make checks payable to “Woodbury University”

  • Once your application and payment have been received and processed, you will receive an email confirming course placement or explaining that you have been placed on the wait list. Please allow approximately 2-weeks for processing.

Students with Disabilities

Woodbury recognizes physical and mental disabilities that include mobility, sensory, health, psychological and learning disabilities, and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities once the disability is adequately documented. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make his/her child’s disability known at the time of enrollment and provide appropriate documentation and evaluations to support the accommodations requested. The university, however, is unable to make accommodations that are unduly burdensome or that fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program or activity.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing via email to Kelly Nittoli


A full refund will be granted to students who cancel enrollment by 5 PM on Friday, June 9, 2017. Cancellations received after 5 PM on June 9 and before 5 PM on Monday, June 26 (the end of the first day of class) will be awarded a 50% refund. Refunds will not be granted after the first day of class. Full refunds will be given to students who enroll in a class that is cancelled due to low enrollment. Classes with fewer than 15 students are subject to cancellation.