Design, Technology & Computing

Year Group: Years 11 & 12
Date: 12th - 14th July
Location: UCA Canterbury
Res/Non-res: Residential
Cost: Free

Discover the possibilities that the world of electronics and computer coding present in our hands-on, creative three-day Summer School. You will learn how to build and code interactive devices such as musical instruments from old printers, or responsive digital art works in our open-plan design and fabrication studios. We will explore ways that you can control a wide range of sensors, motors and other gadgets using computer coding and other software, in order to build some complex and impressive interactive machines over the course of the three days. If you are thinking about a career in any digital technology related field, such as interaction design, robotics, app design or internet-of-things development, then this short course is for you. By the end of the summer school you will have acquired practical skills in computer coding, electronics, and making. You will also gain a flavour of how designers and coders think about the world around them, and an understanding of what the jobs of the future might be and how we can prepare you for them in this rapidly growing industry.

N.B. A non-residential option is available for this Summer School. If you would only like to attend during the day, please include this in your personal statement on the application form.

Allocation will be based on your personal statement where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level. Priority will be given to the year groups specified but we encourage applications from all year groups. 

Applications are now closed for our Summer School - Design, Technology and Computing - Canterbury. If you are still interested in applying would you please email us at


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