Students develop and hone their skills in project planning, collaboration, creativity, and the design process as they work individually and in diverse groups on multiple design challenges.
ECOSA's core curriculum is based on an interwoven tapestry of 7 “Threads”
Field trips are considered a core part of the 12-week program. You can expect to participate in some of the following experiences
Your instructors are leaders in the fields of: ecology, alternative technologies, urban planning, community design, alternative building systems, biomimicry, permaculture, and the patterns of nature, including:
One of the unique aspects of ECOSA is project work. Check out our Projects Page and read more about the varied and interesting projects accomplished by past ECOSA students.
Students are currently working on some aspects of redesigning the college campus. Project work is your chance to operate in the “real world” with actual clients, budgets and demands. Critical thinking, self-motivation and collaboration are the keys to a successful team as you listen to and assess the client’s needs, develop appropriate strategies and plans, and craft a solid visual and oral presentation.
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