Camp DPI Design Preparation & Inspiration


Are you interested in GRAPHIC DESIGN?

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Camp DPI is looking for high school juniors that have never taken any formal Graphic Design or Digital Design classes. We want to help students who have never had design exposure explore the study and profession of Graphic Design in a two-week on-campus camp.


We're Looking For Campers!

Graphic design is visual communication that combines images, words and ideas to convey information to an audience, mainly to produce a specific effect. In other words, graphic design is visual problem-solving; It’s a way of conveying ideas through design to achieve one’s goal. Our goal is to develop the next generation of visual communication professionals by providing them with the discovery of the Graphic Design field of study.

This camp strongly encourages talented and highly motivated Black, Hispanic, Native American students, first-generation students, and students who have overcome social or economic hardship from Texas to apply for camp. In this welcoming and inclusive camp, up to 14 campers will undergo hands-on, creative workshops and learning opportunities under the direction of current Graphic Design Professors. Camp DPI aims to enhance diversity in Graphic Design by providing mentorship and access to design for students who have never had the opportunity to try it. Camp Participants will be asked to fill out three surveys about their experience during camp and one survey regarding their post-graduation educational choices after camp.

Download the Informational Packet

A Look Back at Camp DPI 2022

Want to Know More?

Informational Sessions 

  • Saturday, March 4 • 1pm • via Zoom -OR-
  • Saturday, April 8 • 1pm • via Zoom or In-Person
    In-Person TAMU-CC campus tour to follow 

    Email to RSVP for a session

By April 16th at 5 pm


April 17th - 22nd
Camper virtual interviews and selections

By May 1st
Camper documentation and paperwork due


Camp DPI

All Camp-Related Expenses Are Covered:

  • On-campus Housing
    stay in TAMU-CC dorm
  • On-campus Dining
    breakfast, lunch, and dinner at campus dining retailers or catered in
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    training and access to applications like Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Apple iMac Computers
    training and access to Apple iMac computers in the Graphic Design lab
  • Design Tools & Supplies
    necessary tools and supplies will be readily available for use


JUNE 20-JUNE 1, 2023

CHECK-IN & ORIENTATION • June 20 Afternoon

Day 1: Define Graphic Design
Day 2: Elements of Design + Adobe Illustrator Workspace
Day 3: Principles of Design + Adobe Photoshop Workspace
Day 4: Typography
Day 5: Creative Process
Day 6: Project Launch + Guided Workday
Day 7: Ideation & Design Process
Day 8: Evaluating, Editing, & Refining
Day 9: Creating Final Form & Implementation
Day 10: Portfolio Prep & Presentation Basics


Need More Information?
Download the Informational Packet
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Camp DPI is made possible by the generous support of The Frazier Family Foundation of Corpus Christi