We're looking for a few advanced builders ages 14 - 18 who have demonstrated a passion for art, computers and technology to join our Advanced Builder Program.

Goals:
Develop the skills and portfolio of projects that will put you in a position to:

  1. Get into schools of your choice.
  2. Teach Build-It-Yourself workshops when in college.
  3. Join the Build-It-Yourself development team when in college.

Skills:
Advanced Builders cultivate advanced technical skills, while working with our Development Team of art and engineering students from MIT, Cornell, Mass Art and other well-known universities. Teams of advanced builders, engineers, artists and programmers develop projects designed to achieve the educational and business goals of Build-It-Yourself.

Advanced builders get multi-discipline exposure to product development including product specifications, user interface design, system architecture, graphics, testing, and project management. Advanced builders will also be exposed to the business side of Build-It-Yourself including market definition, promotion material development, and feedback analysis.

Advanced builders become competent in the art of presenting ideas. Advanced builders have presented Build-it-Yourself projects at education conferences in Paris, Mexico, Vienna, MIT and the Museum of Science.

Advanced builders meet weekly (Saturdays or Sundays) in one-hour webcasts during the school year and are invited to spend a week or more during the summer working with our developers at the Build-It-Yourself Lab in Cambridge, MA.

Advanced Builder Program Trailer
By Advanced Builders: Neena, Andrew, David, and Nathan.

Advanced Builder Program Trailer
By Advanced Builders: Gabriel, Bernardo, Jesus, Mario, José María and Andrea.

Annual Tuition:
$1,500