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UTSA summer camps continue with look at architecture and design careers

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Students at a UTSA architecture summer camp

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(Aug. 4, 2014) -- UTSA continues as the one-stop destination for summer camps in San Antonio. More than 8,500 students will participate in 23 camps this summer. For the next two weeks, the College of Architecture hosts the second session of the Summer Academy in Architecture and Interior Design for students who want to learn about careers.

Camps and academies are offered on subjects including science, technology, engineering, architecture, sports, law, writing, language and culture. The campers expand their horizons and open their minds to educational and career opportunities. For many, it is their first experience at a top-quality institution of higher education.

Session 2 of the architecture and interior design academy is two weeks long and is free for ninth graders from the San Antonio Independent School District. The UTSA GEAR UP 2 program supports registration fees for this session. In studio space at the Downtown Campus, campers will engage in sketching, creative and spatial thinking, model construction, photography and organizing architectural information.

The participants will interact with design professionals, faculty and design students. They will go on field trips to meet local architects and interior designers and take a close look at construction projects and significant San Antonio architecture.

Taught by faculty members of the College of Architecture, the academy provides hands-on insight into the creative and professional practice of architecture and interior design. With curiosity as the only prerequisite, the young students can ponder if one of the two fields is right for them.

UTSA Athletics will continue baseball and softball camps in August. The array of sports camps includes basketball, soccer, softball, golf and football to help youth develop their skills through practice and friendly competition in a fun and challenging environment.

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For details on availability, registration and more, visit the UTSA Summer Camps website with a listing of all UTSA camps and links to find the one that's just right for you and your child.

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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