Baltimore Design School
Designing Baltimore, One Student at a Time
Baltimore Design School is a public middle-high school that focuses on design. In the high school, students learn the basics of Fashion Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design. In the fall of 2011 the school started with grades 6 and 7, adding a new 6th grade each year, so that by 2016, the school will be a full 6-12 school.
We believe that all students, with good instruction and practice, can learn art and design skills and achieve high standards in their academic programs. We believe our graduates will be leading designers and architects of the future who see design as a way of thinking, problem-solving, and living a productive and rewarding life.
We are housed in what was an abandoned factory that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art educational facility in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. The renovated building creates a collaborative and progressive educational environment, with art galleries, studios, classrooms, media center, fabrication facilities and computer labs.
Building a Foundation in Art and Design
The middle school program is designed to build skills in three areas: two-dimensional skills including drawing, painting, and 2-D design; three-dimensional skills in constructing, building, and 3-D design; and multi-media technology learning how to use computer programs to create design.
High School Programs
The Architecture Program will include Interior and Landscape Design. Students learn freehand drawing, model building, computer-aided design (CAD), and presentation techniques for juried competitions.
The Graphic Design Program includes web design and gaming design. Students work on iMac computers to produce graphic solutions to problems including logos, branding packages, posters, billboards, signage, packaging, web launches and gaming initiatives.
The Fashion Design Program includes pattern making, draping, tailoring, textile investigation, fine detailing, makeup, new accessories for functional clothing, high-design and art-to-wear.