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.

Talented and highly motivated students who are currently in their junior year of high school and have not taken any Graphic Design classes are strongly encouraged to submit their applications for this camp. In this welcoming 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 provide mentorship and access to design for students who have never had the opportunity to try it. Camp Participants will be asked to complete three surveys about their experience during camp and one survey regarding their post-graduation educational choices after camp.

A Look Back at Camp DPI 2023

Want to Know More?

Download Our Recruitment Packet

Informational Sessions 

  • Saturday, March 2 • 1pm • via Zoom - OR -

  • Saturday, April 6 • 1pm • In-Person 
    In-Person TAMU-CC campus tour to follow 

    Email to RSVP for a session

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 15th, 2024 at midnight


By April 19
Selected finalists will be contacted and asked to schedule a virtual interview.

April 24-26
Camper virtual interviews and selections

By May 1st
Admission notices are sent out to selected campers.


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 4-JUNE 15, 2024

CHECK-IN & ORIENTATION • June 4 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


Camp DPI is made possible by the generous support of The Frazier Family Foundation of Corpus Christi