*Please note this course is not offered in 2013-14
The course provides an intensive and extensive education in advanced architectural design practice requiring participants to engage with architectural theory and practice. You will engage with the avant-garde, experimental and emergent in the discipline and adopt an innovative approach to architecture.
MA Architecture benefits from its positioning and relationship to allied creative disciplines within a suite of specialist postgraduate courses and the collaborative possibilities, cross fertilisations and synergies which come from working alongside and with disciplines as diverse as rapid prototyping, virtual environments, communication media and fashion.
What will I learn?
The course exploits digital technology to develop new aesthetic possibilities, analyse design problems, create innovative design solutions, and to resolve and communicate them. This emphasis on digital technology is also a vehicle that integrates a multi-disciplinary and experimental approach with the subject specific content of the discipline.
Advanced practice in architectural design is underpinned with a thorough understanding of existing and emerging legal frameworks, planning issues and developing management practice in the built environment. Participants will engage with current debates in relation to natural and economic sustainability, the contemporary and future urban fabric, the social and cultural contexts of new built form and the ethical dilemmas which impact on architecture in the 21st century.
Validated by City University London
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You will develop an outward perspective, engaging with the architectural design profession and making full use of the resources and opportunities available in London. The course has a global view with students encouraged to engage with architectural innovation internationally and aims to enrich the student experience with options to engage in overseas field studies, and national and international competitions.
You are required to own or have access to a laptop from the beginning of your studies. Laptops are an essential tool to support personalised learning and give you access, when and where you want it, to many of the creative tools and educational resources you will encounter during your studies.
Laptops are used extensively in all of our courses. You will need one to access our network, and to research, communicate and collaborate during your studies.