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Portfolio Preparation for Architecture and 3D Design

This 3-week course is perfect for students aged 15+ who are looking for an unparalleled introduction to British architecture and design.

To book your place today, simply click 'book now' to be taken to AUB's secure online store where you can complete your booking.

About this course

Based around the creative processes of ‘thinking and making’ you’ll enhance your understanding of the principles of architectural design.

You’ll consider architectural concepts of space, form, function, and technology through a mixture of theory, practice, and fieldwork. Plus, you’ll develop your drawing skills whilst individual and group studio projects will allow you to explore building materials and methods of construction.

Importantly, you’ll be guided every step of the way by our expert tutors and have the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment in AUB’s state-of-the-art studios to produce a 3D model from your design.

Course study trips will underpin your studio sessions with visits to significant buildings and public spaces, including London. You’ll be encouraged to use digital techniques in your work, along with drawing and illustrative methods to develop your ideas on building concepts, spatial awareness, and form.

Course highlights include:

  • Principles of architectural design
  • Spatial awareness
  • Urban planning
  • Course study trips including Stonehenge, Bath & London
  • Project: Ancient vs Modern
  • Research and sketchbook sessions— responding to an architectural brief
  • Experimental design and large-scale installations
  • Architectural materials, structures and construction
  • Digital Drawing, CAD software
  • Developing 3D models

Your course tutors will offer guidance and support you with your creative applications, as well as feedback on your artwork and offer advice for your future creative studies.

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official Summer Course Certificate detailing course contents and study hours.

Course dates

Full-time 3-week course: 25 July-12 August 2022

Course fees

When you book this course today you have the opportunity to experience life as a university student by opting for the residential package, which aims to give our Summer students a taste of life as a full-time #AUBMAKER.

Course fee: £1,995

Course fee including optional residential package: £3,495

Plus, you can secure your place on the course today with just a £795 deposit!

Residential package

Residential package includes:

  • Half-board catering – breakfast and lunch
  • Single study bedroom with private en-suite bathroom in AUB Halls of Residence
  • Halls of Residence Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour on-site security staff and live-in AUB residential staff – help is available 24/7
  • Social activities
  • Optional airport taxi transfer

Take a look at AUB’s Halls of Residence, just click on the Campus Halls option.

If you wish to include accommodation and/or a taxi transfer from the airport in your Summer Course booking, simply select the residential option when you book your place.

All course materials and resources are included in the course fee including your sketchbook and A3 portfolio folder.

You’ll be taught in state-of-the-art industry-standard art and design studios and digital suites, with access to AUB’s library and online resources.

Plus, you’ll leave the course with a physical A3 art portfolio and digital portfolio containing your work for interview submission or future development.

During your course we will arrange for you to attend a talk with our friendly team here at AUB where you’ll have all your burning questions about how to progress to study full-time at AUB answered.

Whilst studying your Summer Course you're guaranteed to receive a pre-application interview and portfolio review for the course(s) of your choice. If you're made an offer to continue your studies at AUB we'll handle your application, so you don’t have to, therefore completely removing the stress of applying to university!

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All you need to know about studying your Summer Course at AUB

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Why choose a Summer Course?

We're a first-choice provider of residential and online courses for students wishing to engage in a creative course experience

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Residential packages for Summer Courses

Experience life as an AUB student by booking a residential package as part of your Summer Course. Stay in AUB's halls of residence.

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Entry requirements for Summer Courses

Entry requirements for Summer Courses, including English Language requirements

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Continuing your studies with AUB after a Summer Course

Continue studying at AUB after you've completed a Summer Course. Progress onto a full-time Foundation or BA (Hons) Degree course.

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How to book your Summer Course and payment options

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Summer Courses FAQs

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Booking terms and conditions

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