The Martin & Cynthia Howard Design & Media Conservatory offers pre-professional arts training for students in grades 9-12 through the lens of design and problem solving. Pairing new and emerging technologies with design thinking and iterative methodology, students sample a variety of commercially focused arts practices such as Entertainment, Game, Animation, Product, Transportation, Narrative, Interactive Media, and UI and UX Design to rethink and reimagine our world. The Martin & Cynthia Howard Design & Media Conservatory encourages learning through immersive instruction, first-hand research, application of experience, and critique. Students are at the vanguard of design through a combination of guest artist lectures, hands-on experience in the school’s robust facilities, and collaboration with local industry leaders. Design & Media students enjoy a rigorous and thoroughly challenging curriculum equivalent to competitive colleges and universities, and they use the skills learned throughout their time in the conservatory to solve problems, push boundaries, and overcome challenges in an ever-evolving industry.