BA (Hons) Study AbroadArchitecture

Course Overview

Semester Study Abroad courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country. Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students in an exciting, creative University environment.

Semester Study Abroad Architecture course provides a vital approach to the architectural profession. Based on the year of entry for the course, you will explore the issues of building in the local urban context through architectural intervention projects. Alongside the design of a public urban building, various technical and environmental issues will be introduced. Theory and history will inform the understanding of the unique cultural context of the region.

The course allows you to extend your knowledge and ability in representational techniques, including 2D and 3D digital representation. The emphasis of the course is on written presentation and the representation of architecture through text.

This course provides a vital introduction to the fundamental elements of architectural design. You will start experimenting with architectural design, including many different media, such as drawing, photography, printmaking, model making, video and electronic media.

A particular interest of the course lies in the relationship between ideas and practice within architecture and the broader context of designing and making material culture.

A major strength of the course is its location within a specialist University with the potential for students to study alongside creative and cultural disciplines and determine their individual sphere of practice through interdisciplinary collaboration across Fine Art, Design, Media, and Performance.

Portfolios are required from all prospective candidates who wish to do a Study Abroad course at the Arts University. The portfolio’s purpose is to show us how you communicate and translate ideas visually. Your portfolio will be reviewed by the course leader and a panel who will determine the most appropriate year of study in the course for each candidate.

Other types of programmes, such as bespoke courses are also available. For more information or to apply for a course contact us on +44 1202 853608 or email studyabroad@aub.ac.uk